As a member of the Littler CaseSmart – Charges™ team and based in Pennsylvania, Julie Aquino is responsible for handling charges from investigation to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, focusing on handling administrative agency charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, she defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information.

Prior to joining Littler, Julie represented employers in all matters of labor and employment law. Her experience includes handling discrimination, harassment and retaliation charges at the administrative agency level (EEOC or state agency), as well as employment defense litigation in federal and state court. Julie’s experience includes submitting position statements to the EEOC or state human relations agency, responding to EEOC information requests, and handling mediations and settlement negotiations.  

Julie has extensive experience advising employers as to hiring practices, ADA and FMLA compliance, harassment prevention, disciplinary matters, employment investigations, and wage and hour compliance. She is also experienced in public sector labor relations under Pennsylvania law, including handling of union grievances.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Pennsylvania Bar Association


Allegheny County Bar Association


American Bar Association


Nonprofit student exchange organization, affiliated with a program of the U.S. Department of State

Ayusa (Academic Year in the USA)


Order of the Coif


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2007cum laude
  • B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1996with honors

Bar Admission



  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania