Julie B. Palley, Associate
Philadelphia, PA

e: jpalley@barrack.com
p: (215) 963-0600
f: (215) 963-0838

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Julie B. Palley

Julie B. Palley, Associate
Philadelphia, PA

e: jpalley@barrack.com
p: (215) 963-0600
f: (215) 963-0838

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Julie B. Palley, an associate in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine’s Philadelphia office, joined the firm in 2008. At BR&B, Ms. Palley has represented investors, including state, local and union pension funds, in several class and derivative actions, including cases involving securities fraud, shareholder rights and corporate governance. Ms. Palley was an integral part of the litigation team that prosecuted In re Merrill Lynch & Co. Securities, Derivative and ERISA Litigation in the Southern District of New York, which resulted in a $475 million settlement for defrauded investors. Ms. Palley has also been part of the litigation team in other successful consolidated class actions, including the litigation team that was appointed as a co-lead counsel in consolidated shareholder cases challenging the majority shareholder buy-out of Nationwide Financial Services, Inc., where as part of a settlement approved in August 2009 the acquirer raised its offer price from $47.20 per share to $52.25 per share (which the court found had provided an aggregate economic benefit of $232.8 million to NFS shareholders), and in shareholder cases challenging the proposed acquisitions of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company by Mars, Incorporated, and King Pharmaceuticals by Pfizer.  Ms. Palley also successfully represented shareholders in a derivative case involving the buyout of Barnes & Noble by its chairman, Leonard Riggio, whereby Riggio agreed to pay $29 million to settle shareholders’ claims. 

Ms. Palley is currently litigating, on behalf of injured investors, Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System v. Bank of America Corp., before the Honorable William H. Pauley, III in the Southern District of New York, as well as In re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation, before the Honorable Laura Taylor Swain in the Southern District of New York.  Ms. Palley is also a member of litigation teams pursuing claims for violations of the federal antitrust laws on behalf of small businesses and other individuals who have been injured by price-fixing conspiracies.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Palley was counsel at the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.

 

Education:
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2007)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A. cum laude 2003)
Admissions:
  • Pennsylvania, 2007
  • New Jersey, 2007
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Philadelphia Bar Association
    American Bar Association