Overview

Julie A. Dunne represents employers and management, particularly in the retail industry, with respect to employment matters. She most frequently defends employers in wage and hour class, collective and private attorney general representative actions under California laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

She appears before state and federal courts. She has particular experience with claims arising under the California Labor Code and Wage Orders, and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Additionally, Julie advises employers regarding compliance with California wage and hour laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Julie is co-chair of the firm's Retail Practice Group and is a core group member of the Wage and Hour Practice Group.

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Julie worked for another firm for 14 years. She previously served as a summer extern to the Honorable Gordon Thompson, Jr., United States District Court Judge in San Diego, California.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chair

Wage and Hour Subcommittee

National Retail Federation

Member

National Retail Federation Litigation Council

Member

Employers Group Legal Committee

Former Co-Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

San Diego County Bar Association

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

2002-present

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2011-2020

Named, Top Lawyer - Labor & Employment

San Diego Magazine

2013-2017

Named, Women in the Law

Top Peer Nominated Lawyers

Best Lawyers

2017

Named, Top Labor and Employment Lawyer

Daily Journal

2016-2017

Named, Top Attorneys in San Diego

San Diego Business Journal

Named, Honors Edition

Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals

2008-2009

Named, Legal 500 US - Employment Law Counseling

2007

News, Analysis & Press

Meal break lawsuit could affect California restaurants

Nation's Restaurant News

March 30, 2012

Court accepts further briefing in Brinker case

Daily Journal

December 5, 2011

Court OKs Post-Hearing Briefing in 'Brinker'

The Recorder

December 5, 2011

California to rule on Brinker meal-break suit

Nation’s Restaurant News

November 8, 2011

Ready, Set, Wait – Timely Tips on the Compensability of On-Call Time

Corporate Counsel Magazine

August 2009

Julie Dunne Recommends Solution for Telework Timekeeping

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

March 26, 2008

The Compensability of Home-to-Work Travel Under The Employee Commuting Flexibility Act

Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1

Summer 2007

Take That To The Bank

Stores Magazine

April 2007

Ninth Circuit Curtails Enforceability of Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

May 30, 2003

Clearing the Path to Arbitration

April 25, 2001

Speaking Engagements

Wage Statements

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2018

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2018 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 2, 2018

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 12, 2017

Wage and Hour Class Action Avoidance: Lessons from Trial Attorneys

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

California Wage and Hour Update for Retailers

August 16, 2016

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

Keeping Track of Meal Periods in California

February 4, 2016

Human Resources Executives Summit 2013

Chicago, IL

October 15, 2013

Why is Plaintiff’s Counsel Reading My Handbook So Carefully? The Role of Well Written Policies in Limiting and Avoiding Wage and Hour Claims

The 2013 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2013

California Court Rules Piece Rate Workers Are Entitled to Separate Hourly Compensation

May 1, 2013

California Court Rules Piece Rate Workers Are Entitled to Separate Hourly Compensation

April 23, 2013

Fashioning Your Policies To Meet The Changing Look of Employment Law In 2013

January 31, 2013

Class Action Summit

October 22, 2012

Wage and Hour Brinker- New Free Lunch

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

The Retail Industry Summit

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler, Scottsdale, AZ

May 9, 2012

Brinker – The Final Decision

April 17, 2012

Essential Elements of a California Commission Agreement

Sacramento, CASan Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CASan Diego, CALos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CAIrvine, CA

April 11, 2012

Pressing Issues Facing Retailers—In the U.S. and Abroad

February 13, 2012

Class Action Summit

September 23, 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1992cum laude
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1989With Distinction

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California