Julie Keeton Bracker received her J.D. magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2002 and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While at Vanderbilt, she served as Executive Student Writing Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and was a member of the Moot Court Board. Ms. Bracker is presently admitted to practice in all Georgia state courts and the Northern District of Georgia.
From 2002 to 2006, Ms. Bracker worked in a large-firm commercial litigation practice. Her practice included business tort, malpractice, securities, and trademark cases as well as contractual disputes, held in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitration. In this position, she pioneered methodologies for the collection, review and production of terabytes of electronic information.
In 2006, Ms. Bracker joined Mike Bothwell to focus her practice on False Claims Act whistleblower litigation. Ms. Bracker’s immersion in the field of qui tam relator representation has earned her a reputation among clients, co-counsel, and opposing counsel as knowledgeable, experienced and professional. In addition. Ms. Bracker has extensive experience in the area of electronic discovery that is at the cutting edge of all civil litigation.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Bracker worked in the fields of education and psychology. As a research associate for Vanderbilt University, her work on second language acquisition was published as part of several national conferences. As a teacher and curriculum specialist for Fulton County Schools, she was responsible for mathematics curriculum development and teacher training for the entire Fulton County school district.
Ms. Bracker currently serves as the President and member of the Board for the Georgia chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and has served as co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee. She speaks at a variety of state and national events, including at a recent webinar sponsored by Ballard Spahr entitled "Whistleblower Claims and Qui Tam Lawsuits: The Latest Assault on the Consumer Financial Services Industry." Ms. Bracker is a member and frequent speaker for the ESI Roundtable of Atlanta, and presented on "The Government Knowledge Defense" at the 2013 Conference for Taxpayers Against Fraud.
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