Julia Brighton defends clients in complex commercial and business disputes, with an emphasis on banking and financial services cases, including alleged investment fraud and Ponzi schemes, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, and lender liability issues.  Having worked at a national bank before law school, she has a special interest in BSA/AML issues and has worked on a number of regulatory, government, and internal investigations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, and the PATRIOT Act.  Julia is the 2017 president of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association. 

Julia also has significant experience defending banks as well as insurance and technology clients in cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, class actions, unfair competition, and intellectual property. Her pro bono work includes developing model regulations and best practices for financial inclusion and the ethical treatment of clients in the international microlending industry.