Julie Singer Brady

Partner

Orlando
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Overview

Julie Singer Brady serves as BakerHostetler’s Class Action Defense team co-leader and is a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. Julie concentrates her practice on litigating complex matters, focusing for more than 10 years on defending class actions in federal and state courts across the country. She has zealously represented clients across a broad range of industries such as financial institutions, restaurants, title insurance companies, public utilities and online service providers, and defended consumer class actions asserting various claims regarding fees, charges, advertising and other promotions, including claims brought under the consumer protection statutes of individual states.

Julie has also defended national retailers from claims brought under wiretapping statutes concerning their use of software to track activity on their websites and defended manufacturers in claims related to allegations of defective products. She has extensive experience defending claims of violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and state counterparts such as Florida’s Telephone Solicitation Act (FTSA) and Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA). The breadth of Julie’s class action defense practice beyond consumer class actions includes representing officers and directors in claims related to the sale and merger of a public company; defending timeshare entities in a class action brought on behalf of current and former owners in a timeshare collection regarding assessments assessed to timeshare owners wherein the plaintiffs asserted claims for violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) and for breach of fiduciary duties; and representing a subsidiary of an international resort company for claims related to the sale of a golf resort which resulted in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing the firm’s client from the action after certification of a class and pursuing the claims against the purchaser of the golf resort to trial.

In addition to her class action experience, Julie has litigated a vast array of other types of cases, including serving as lead counsel in more than 100 litigations on behalf of a financial institution and its non-bank successor-in-interest concerning defaulted multimillion-dollar commercial loans, successfully pursuing numerous actions for fraudulent transfers and prevailing in a multi-day trial in the Northern District of Florida to thwart judgment-debtors’ attempt to render the client’s multimillion-dollar interest in a significant judgment uncollectable.

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  • Served as the primary attorney managing numerous litigations on behalf of a bank and its non-bank successor-in-interest, which included large commercial foreclosures and actions on personal guaranties, resulting in judgments in the clients' favor totaling more than $100 million.
  • Served as trial counsel in the representation of an insurance company in defense of a class action alleging the overcharging of more than 250,000 property owners on premiums. Secured a ruling in favor of the client. Benefitted the client as well as sister companies that are facing similar class actions.
  • Served as trial counsel defending various clients in class action litigations resulting in settlements of the claims against the clients.
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Experience

  • Served as the primary attorney managing numerous litigations on behalf of a bank and its non-bank successor-in-interest, which included large commercial foreclosures and actions on personal guaranties, resulting in judgments in the clients' favor totaling more than $100 million.
  • Served as trial counsel in the representation of an insurance company in defense of a class action alleging the overcharging of more than 250,000 property owners on premiums. Secured a ruling in favor of the client. Benefitted the client as well as sister companies that are facing similar class actions.
  • Served as trial counsel defending various clients in class action litigations resulting in settlements of the claims against the clients.
  • Served as lead trial counsel securing summary judgment on behalf of a condominium association in a litigation between the condominium association and unit owners concerning significant and unauthorized renovations; successfully defended the appeal of summary judgment.
  • Served as trial counsel securing summary judgment on behalf of a real estate developer in a federal court action alleging claims of federal securities fraud by the developer in the marketing and sale of condominium units and claims of breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive and unfair trade practices, false advertising and violation of Florida's Interstate Land Sales Act (ILSA).
  • Served as trial counsel in the representation of a real estate developer in numerous multiplaintiff actions in state court brought by condominium unit purchasers against the developer asserting claims of breach, fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, misrepresentation and violation of ILSA.
  • Served as lead counsel for a charity in successfully obtaining a writ of certiorari quashing a board of city commissioners' denial of a semi-public use permit for the operation of a social services center by the charitable organization.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Lawdragon, Leading Litigators in America: Class Action, Securities, Privacy (2022) 
  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2010 to 2011, 2014 to 2015)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Community

  • March of Dimes Foundation: Board of Directors
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida: Board of Directors

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2001
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2000, with honors
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1997, with highest honors

Blog

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Eleventh Circuit Stands Firm – No Incentive Awards for Class Representatives
By Kamran B. Ahmadian
August 12, 2022
Nearly two years after it issued its initial decision in Johnson v. NPAS Sols., LLC, in which it held incentive awards for class representatives to be per se unlawful, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit denied a...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Florida Requires Concrete Injury For Standing - Class Action Defense
By Joel Griswold
July 14, 2022
On July 13, 2022, the Florida District Court of Appeal for the Fourth District affirmed an order dismissing a putative class action filed under the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) for lack of standing. Southam v...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The Demand Curve Problem for UCL Class Actions
By Brian A. Troyer
June 1, 2022
A recent opinion from a California federal court, Mier v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. et al., No. 8:20-cv-01979-DOC-ADS, slip op. (C.D. Cal. May 9, 2022),touches on an aspect of econometric modeling that class action defense counsel should...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
BakerHostetler Releases Insurance Class Action Update
By Mark A. Johnson
May 19, 2022
The Class Action Defense team released its Insurance Quarterly Report covering the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. Included in the report are updates and analyses about property and casualty class action lawsuits...
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AD-ttorneys Law Blog
What is a PFAS, and Why Should I Care?
By Kamran B. Ahmadian, Bethany G. Lukitsch, Amy Ralph Mudge, Julie Singer Brady, Matthew D. Thurlow
March 9, 2022
We are bombarded with countless abbreviations every day – CPPA, GLBA, MSRP, SARS and BPA, to name just a few. Time to add one more to the list. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, colloquially known as PFAS, are a class of more than 4,700...
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