Julia E.McEvoy (Julie)


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With 25 years' experience at Jones Day and the Department of Justice, Julie McEvoy is a formidable litigator and trusted advisor for companies facing antitrust investigations and litigation.

Clients turn to Julie to defend them against novel theories of liability. She obtained a complete defense verdict on charges that Sanofi filed a sham "citizen petition" to restrain competition for Arava. She is defending Sanofi against antitrust claims it exploited U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) processes to delay competition for Lantus and consumer protection claims concerning the prices of all its insulin products.

Companies also seek Julie's counsel in government investigations and parallel private litigation. After criminal investigations of the vitamin industry, Julie served as national coordinating counsel in hundreds of cases and played similar roles in automobile and paper industry cases. She is representing National Beef in investigations and litigation involving its cattle procurement practices and defending Cargill against allegations of a conspiracy to suppress poultry processing wages.

When a transaction is at stake, clients call Julie to defend them in merger litigation. She represented Penn State Medical Center and Pinnacle Health Systems against the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) challenge to their combination and is defending Axon against the FTC's effort to unwind the company's acquisition of another body-worn camera manufacturer.

During the Obama Administration, Julie served as Deputy Associate Attorney General, overseeing the Antitrust Division and formulating policies and strategies for high-profile matters. Julie also counseled Administration principals on immigration issues and directed the President's Task Force on Puerto Rico.

Julie represents asylum seekers from around the world.


  • PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Hershey attempt to merge Pennsylvania hospitalsJones Day represented PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as antitrust counsel in the hospitals' proposed merger.
  • Yazaki defends against automotive wire harness antitrust class actionsJones Day represents Yazaki North America and Yazaki Corporation in connection with numerous antitrust class action complaints alleging that Yazaki and other auto parts manufacturers violated the Sherman Act by engaging in bid-rigging and price-fixing in sales of automotive wire harnesses and related products.
  • sanofi-aventis wins unanimous jury verdict in Arava antitrust litigationJones Day defended sanofi-aventis in an antitrust jury trial involving the claims of a class of drug wholesalers that sanofi had unlawfully blocked generic competition for its rheumatoid arthritis drug Arava.
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals successfully defends against monopolization claims based on fraud on the Patent Office theoryJones Day resolved class action claims that Aventis Pharmaceuticals, the exclusive licensee of patents covering DDAVP (a treatment for certain water metabolism disorders), knew that the licensor obtained those patents by fraud before the Patent and Trademark Office.
  • UPM-Kymmene defends against pressure-sensitive labelstock antitrust class action litigationOn behalf of UPM-Kymmene and its subsidiary, Raflatac, Jones Day serves as global coordinating and trial counsel in connection with multiple federal and state cases brought as class actions and alleging price fixing and market allocation surrounding the sale of pressure-sensitive labelstock.
  • Washington Group International prevails in Hurricane Katrina mass tort actionJones Day successfully defended Washington Group International, Inc. ("WGI," now URS Energy & Construction Company, a subsidiary of URS Corp.) in a mass tort action alleging that WGI's work on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contributed to floodwall breaches in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 3, 2013
      A Civil Action: The Civil Implications of a Criminal Investigation, Jones Day CLE Academy 2013
    • July 22, 2009
      Jury Instructions in Civil Antitrust Litigation, ABA Teleseminar