Julia Fauzia-Whatley represents clients in internal and government investigations and complex litigation matters. 

She focuses her practice on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and has represented major multi-national corporations in civil and criminal investigations before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Fauzia represents clients through each stage of a government enforcement action and compliance monitorship. She advises companies on corporate compliance, due diligence, regulatory remediation and responding to law enforcement requests. She also has direct experience in various phases of litigation, including discovery, depositions, expert reports, motions practice and trial. 

Ms. Fauzia-Whatley was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2015. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Fauzia-Whatley was an extern to the Honorable William H. Orrick, III of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Ms. Fauzia-Whatley was also a paralegal, working primarily with a court-appointed special master to enforce antidiscrimination measures in New York City unions.

Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Fauzia-Whatley was a sixth-grade special education teacher in New York City, where she taught math, English language arts and social studies.


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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2016

      Co-Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law

    • BA, Communication Studies and Political Science, Loyola Marymount University, 2008

      magna cum laude

  • Admissions

    • California