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Julie A. Gryce

Julie A. Gryce

Of Counsel

Julie Gryce is a litigator and business lawyer who focuses her practice on antitrust law, representing clients in complex litigation, arbitration, and internal and government investigations. She also frequently counsels clients on antitrust compliance issues.

Julie's experience includes representing clients in consumer class actions and competitor suits around the country, multi-district litigation, and arbitrations. She has also represented clients in government investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, and state Attorneys General. She also has experience in matters relating to US merger enforcement, including compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

In addition to her disputes practice, Julie frequently assists companies in the life sciences, technology, and retail industries in developing and implementing antitrust law compliance policies and practices. She assists clients in conducting legal risk assessments of their business practices and strategies, and frequently advises them on competitor collaboration, pricing and distribution strategies, data collection and sharing, and other antitrust and competition law issues. 

Julie is Of Counsel in DLA's Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice group, and is a member of the Antitrust Life Sciences Task Force, as well as the Antitrust Technology Task Force. In 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021, Julie was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Antitrust Litigation. She was also recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2021 for her work in antitrust litigation.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaDistrict of ColumbiaVirginia
  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law 2010
    Editorial Board, Administrative Law Review
    cum laude
  • M.A., International Affairs: International Politics, American University 2010
    School of International Service
  • B.A., International Relations, Brown University 2007


  • Julie has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch consistently since 2021 for here work in antitrust and commercial litigation
  • Super Lawyers recognized Julie as a "Rising Star" in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021

Pro Bono

Julie is actively engaged in the pro bono community and was a 2012 and 2022 recipient of DLA Piper's National Pro Bono Award. She has successfully represented clients at the trial and appellate levels.  Julie has also testified before the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary in support of the Bill 210-0879, the "Expanding Access to Justice Act of 2016," as part of her involvement in the D.C. Housing Right to Counsel Project. Julie also currently serves as Senior Counsel for the DC Affordable Law Firm, an innovative not-for-profit law firm founded by Georgetown Law School, Arent Fox and DLA Piper, that is dedicated to low bono work – providing affordable legal services for those with modest incomes who do not qualify for pro bono assistance. 


  • Co-Author, "Suspending antitrust limitations periods during the COVID-19 pandemic: Constitutional and practical implications," WestLaw, May 19, 2020

Prior Experience

Julie worked for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) drafting comparative state memoranda for clients in East Africa on issues involving legislative, judicial and constitutional reform. Her work at PILPG also involved aspects of conflict resolution and peace negotiations with respect to the conflict in Darfur.