Since 2022, Julie Ulmet has represented employees and unions and provided consulting services to government labor enforcement agencies. Julie entered private practice following fifteen years of leadership roles in state and federal government, where she developed an expertise in advancing low-wage workers’ rights and using creative legal strategies to build worker power.
Most recently, she served as the Deputy Chief of the Labor Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General where she oversaw enforcement actions protecting workers’ rights under a variety of municipal, state, and federal laws. In that role, Julie served as lead counsel in the Attorney General’s litigation against Amazon challenging Amazon’s COVID-19 health and safety practices and retaliation against workers who complained about those practices. She also successfully defended a federal court challenge to New York State’s historic Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and drafted the legislation that now prohibits employers from making immigration-related retaliatory threats to workers.
Prior to joining state government, Julie was a senior field attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in the regional office in Manhattan. There, she served on a national committee that developed new policies for cases involving undocumented immigrant workers ensuring that the agency could enforce the law and remedy violations in such cases. In 2016, Julie was awarded the NLRB’s prestigious Norton J. Come Award, an annual prize which recognizes a single attorney nationally for legal excellence. She has also served as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster, LLP, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Bruce J. McGiverin in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Julie received her J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in American Studies summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
JULIE R. ULMET
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