Julie RF Gerchik

Julie R. F. Gerchik is an associate in the Litigation Department of the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Securities & Professional Liability practice group. Ms. Gerchik currently serves on the firm's Los Angeles Women's Committee, and previously has served on the firm's Pro Bono Committee and the Internal Design Committee. Ms. Gerchik specializes in litigating financial institutions matters, complex business litigation disputes, securities litigation and regulatory matters, and real estate disputes. Ms. Gerchik has considerable experience in all aspects of motion practice, discovery, mediation and both trial and arbitration work in both the federal and state courts.

Ms. Gerchik frequently represents major domestic and international financial institutions and private equity firms, and currently or has represented JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, the Carlyle Group, and the Yucaipa Companies. Ms. Gerchik also has extensive experience successfully defending accounting firms in civil litigation, including Ernst & Young LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP and KPMG LLP. Additionally, Ms. Gerchik handles government and regulatory investigations, representing accounting firms and companies in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations and FDIC, PCAOB, OTS and FINRA inquiries.

Ms. Gerchik has co-chaired the firm’s Securities and Professional Liability practice group monthly videoconference series for the past four years. Ms. Gerchik is also the co-author of "The State of Scienter: A Comparative Survey Ten Years After the Enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act," Securities Litigation Report, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Dec.-Jan. 2006).

Since joining Latham & Watkins, Ms. Gerchik consistently has been involved in a wide range of pro bono matters, including supervising the Holocaust reparations project, drafting the Bill of Rights for a newly created government, successfully defending Public Counsel in a civil litigation matter, leading the representation of a group of low-income individuals in a slumlord action and guardianship cases.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Securities Litigation & Professional Liability and 2) Litigation
Law School New York University School of Law, (LLM, 1999)
Admitted Year 2005
Education Oxford University, (BA 1998), University of California, Berkeley, (BA, 1994)
Most recent firm Latham & Watkins LLP
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