San Francisco
50 California
Suite 1625
San Francisco, California 94111T: 415.918.3002

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Class/Collective Actions
  • Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense
  • Employment Law Counseling
  • Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour/FLSA
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Trade Secrets and Noncompetition Law
  • Arbitration
  • Labor Relations
  • Union Negotiations and Campaigns

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • State Superior Court - California
  • State Superior Court - New York
  • State Superior Court - New Jersey

Education

Rutgers School of Law

  • J.D., 1992

University of Michigan 

  • B.G.S., 1987

Seminars & Presentations

News

L. Julius M. Turman
Partner

As a trial attorney, counselor or a Police Commissioner, L. Julius M. Turman brings a practical innovation to every aspect of his practice. Julius heads Constangy's San Francisco office, where his practice focuses on a broad range of labor and employment matters including litigating single-plaintiff, class-action, and collective-action (both discrimination claims and wage/hour); Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and anti-corruption issues; and traditional labor. He also provides a full range- of counseling services, including in relation to trade secrets, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, and the employment relationship from hiring, agreement, management of issues and termination throughout several jurisdictions across the country. His practice encompasses representing employers in a variety of industries including airline, transportation, pharmaceutical and biotech, manufacturing, shipping, maritime, construction, retail, education, transportation, sports and entertainment, and high technology.

Julius began his practice nearly 20 years ago representing clients in all stages of federal court litigation under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act, in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and in labor arbitration. He has represented and advised clients in collective bargaining negotiations and administration, grievance procedures, union organizing campaigns, boycotts, and strikes, and on labor relation aspects of mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, plant closures, and relocations.

As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Julius has considerable investigative and trial skills, and focuses on representing employers, as well as C-suite executives and high-level managers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. His criminal law background makes him a go-to counselor for major corporations facing FCPA, anti-bribery, anti-corruption, fraud, internal controls, compliance, and ethics concerns. Julius has represented multinational corporations and executives during sensitive and complex stages of pre-investigation, government investigation and audit, and prosecution and enforcement actions of the FCPA, and state law equivalents. He has structured agreements, which have included, dismissals, deferred prosecution, and reduced exposure for corporations and individual executive employees. He regularly conducts trainings, seminars, and audits on FCPA compliance, anti-bribery, and anti-corruption issues. Julius also assists clients with the drafting and implementation of compliance programs, codes of conduct and risks assessments.

Julius has successfully defended management, trying cases to both jury and bench trial verdicts, prevailing at arbitration, and winning summary judgment and dismissals of employment discrimination claims, including race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and hostile environment harassment. He has also successfully represented companies in complex state and federal wage and hour litigation claims, including exempt status misclassification, overtime, off the-clock, meal and rest periods, itemized wage statements, vacation pay, commissions, wrongful termination, unfair competition, violation of public policy, and common law tort claims, as well as state and federal wage and hour litigation.

Julius counsels, writes about, and conducts training for employers on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the California Business and Professions Code, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also writes on topics such as employee terminations, workplace violence, pre-employment screening, employment agreements, workplace investigations and discipline, restrictive covenants, trade secrets and unfair competition, and drug and alcohol testing.

Julius received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1992 and his B.G.S. from the University of Michigan in 1987. Following law school, he clerked for Judge John J. Hughes, U.S.M.J., in the District of New Jersey.

Publications/Presentations

  • "California’s New Fair Pay Act Could Make Waves Elsewhere", Corporate Counsel, December 21, 2015
  • "Gay Marriage Ruling Leaves U.S. Firms Unclear on Spousal Benefits", Reuters, July 16, 2015
  • "Plaintiffs Lawyers Take a Liking to Employee Defamation Claims", The Recorder, May 22, 2015
  • "In Kleiner Perkins Trial, Jurors Throw In Their Own Questions", The Recorder, March 6,  2015
  • "U.S. Labor Department extends leave protections to same-sex couples", Thomson Reuters, February 25, 2015
  • "Blurring of Work, Personal Tech Drives Privacy Disputes", The Recorder, January 30, 2015
  • "Zillow Fires Back at Sexual Harassment Charges Using Accuser's Texts", The Recorder, December 12, 2014
  • "Labor board reverses precedent, allows workers to use email for labor discussions", Daily Journal, December 12 2014
  • "New pro-employee ordinances in SF may be tough to challenge", Daily Journal, November 20, 2014
  • "DEA Tackles Plaintiffs Claims that NFL Dosed Injured Players", The Recorder, November 17, 2014
  • "Special Report: Employment Law", The Recorder, November 4, 2013
  • "EEOC Case Shows Transgender Bias Claims Gaining Steam", Law360, July 18, 2013

Awards & Recognition

  • The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment
  • Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
  • Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2012
  • Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
  • Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
  • Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
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