Julia concentrates her practice in the areas of healthcare and corporate law. Her healthcare practice is focused on counseling hospital and health system providers, ambulatory surgical facilities, healthcare professional trade associations, physician groups and other healthcare organizations on various types of healthcare transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic affiliations, reorganizations, and joint ventures. Julia also provides advice to clients on corporate governance, regulatory compliance and general contractual matters.

As part of her regulatory compliance practice, she routinely advises clients on HIPAA compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and Fraud and Abuse issues, including compliance with Stark and Anti-Kickback laws.

Before joining the firm as a corporate healthcare attorney, Julia worked as a law clerk at Highmark, Inc., where she focused on numerous areas of healthcare and insurance law.

Julia grew up in Brazil until permanently moving to the United States in 2003. While in Brazil, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law and successfully undertook the Brazilian Bar Exam. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Bachelor of Civil Law, 2004

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2009, cum laude
Widener Law Journal, Senior Staff


Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2017, 2018, 2019

Forty Under 40, 2017

YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence Award, 2016

Select Lawyers, 2015

Widener Law Minority Alumni Honoree, 2015


American Health Lawyers Association, Member

Health Care Compliance Association, Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

Dauphin County Bar Association, Member

Harristown Development Corporation/Harristown Enterprises, Inc., Board of Directors

United Way of the Capital Region’s Women’s Leadership Network, Member

Widener Law Commonwealth, Dean’s Diversity Board

Dress for Success South Central Pennsylvania/Tied to Success, Past Vice-Chair

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