Julia Y. Trankiem

Julia Y. Trankiem


Julia's practice focuses on the representation of management in a broad range of labor, employment, and employee benefits matters under state and federal law.

Julia has represented employers in class, collective, and hybrid actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws, and has counseled employers in connection with audits and investigations. Her wage and hour experience includes litigation involving claims of misclassification, off-the-clock work, and meal and rest period violations. She has had success in limiting class size and in defeating class certification. She also provides advice to clients concerning wage and hour law compliance and assists clients in litigation avoidance by conducting audits and assisting in the implementation of new practices focused on compliance with state and federal wage and hour requirements.

Julia also has a significant amount of experience in defending wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, and other employment-related cases. Her experience includes obtaining defense verdicts at jury trials and in arbitration hearings and favorable summary judgment rulings.

Julia has represented employers in complex employee benefits litigation, such as "stock drop" class actions brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She has advised and counseled employers on employment manuals and personnel policies.

Employment History

  • 2010 - Reed Smith
  • 2003 - Morgan Lewis