Contact Information

  • Company: Employment Practices Group
  • Phone: (978) 975-0080
  • Cell: (603) 490-9373
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Investigation and Legal

Specialty Focus: workplace investigation, independent investigation, internal investigation, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, EEO, human resources, HR, employment practices, termination, performance management, layoff, disability accommodation, hiring, firing

Education: B.A. Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Boston College; J.D. Cum Laude, Suffolk University Law School

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3

Additional Information

Julie founded EPG, a legal and Human Resources consulting firm, in 1998. As an attorney, she is admitted to practice law in MA and NH, and she has HR certifications as SPHR and SHRM-SCP. She is a frequent author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer on workplace issues. Recent Professional Highlights: • Elected Fellow to College of Labor and Employment Attorneys • Elected to be a Board Member and Annual Conference Chair for the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), 2013-2015 • Member of AWI’s 2020 Guiding Principles Task Force • New England and MA Super Lawyer each year from 2010 to 2020. • Named Top Women Attorneys in MA, as published in Boston Magazine, from 2016 to 2020 • Certified trainer by the MCAD on harassment prevention and conducting investigations • Received certificates from T9 and ATIXA training seminars • Vice Chair of the HR Board for the Town of Wellesley, 2014 to present. • Elected to be 2010-2011 Chair of the NHBA Labor & Employment Section • Faculty member for AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators • Speaker at ABA’s Annual Labor and Employment conference in Nov. 2012 • Speaker at the American Institute of CPA’s conference in Nov. 2018 • Speaker at national conferences for the ABA’s Labor and Employment Section and Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities; BLR; AWI annual conference; and the Annual National CLE Conference in CO • Called upon to give expert witness testimony in employment litigation cases nationwide • Regular participant as speaker and moderator of programs in CLE and HR courses • Co-authored 4 op-ed pieces for Fortune 2018-2019 • Quoted in a 2/13/19 Washington Post article, “REI’s CEO and the Era of Zero Tolerance: ‘Errors of Judgment Were Made;’”11/4/19 article in Yahoo!News, by the Agency France-Press (AFP), “Workplace Romance: It’s Complicated in #MeToo Era; "SHRM’s Spring 2020 HR Magazine article, “Toxic Talk: How Should HR Handle Contentious Political Discussions in the Workplace?”