Julie E. Byrne

Managing Associate
West Chester
T 513.870.8214
F 513.870.0999
9277 Centre Pointe Drive
Suite 300
West Chester, Ohio 45069-4866

Julie is a managing associate in Frost Brown Todd's litigation department, and is a member of the firm’s government services and labor practice groups.

She advises clients regarding compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and represents clients in a variety of labor and employment matters. Julie also advises clients on a wide range of public sector legal issues, and negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of a variety of political subdivisions in Ohio.  This includes advising clients regarding SERB policies and procedures and advocating on behalf of clients in SERB proceedings, fact-findings, and conciliations.

Julie counsels clients on the creation and updating of Affirmative Action Plans, OFCCP compliance issues, OFCCP desk audits and OFCCP investigations of complaints of discrimination.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Julie served as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio, interned at the White House in the Office of Presidential Personnel during the Bush Administration, interned at Deloitte in its International Taxation department, and worked at NCR Corporation within its Global Compensation department.

Julie is a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she held both law journal and moot court team memberships. Prior to earning her J.D., she graduated cum laude as a John W. Berry, Sr. Scholar from The University of Dayton with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.

Julie is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2014-2017
  • Great Leaders Under 40 Class of 2013, Venue Magazine
  • First place, Henry G. Manne Moot Court Competition for Law & Economics
  • Best Oralist, Henry G. Manne Moot Court Competition for Law & Economics
  • John W. Berry, Sr. Scholar

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Federalist Society, Cincinnati Chapter
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • NPELRA
  • OHPELRA

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Deerfield Regional Stormwater District, Board of Trustees, 2015 - present
  • Symmes Township Finance Committee, Member, 2010 - 2014
  • PARACHUTE Butler County CASA, Board Member, 2010 - 2012
  • St. Ursula Academy Mock Trial Team Legal Coach, 2009 - 2010
  • Warren County Republican Party, Vice-Chairman, 2016 - present
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Non-FBT Publications and Events

"The Basics and Beyond: Affirmative Action Obligations and OFCCP Compliance," private client webinar for HR staff training, February 2017

“Strategies to Respond to the DOL’s Revised Salary Exempt Test,” presented at IronRoad Pathways, and Frost Brown Todd’s Public Sector Seminar, June 2016

“More Changes for Federal Contractors,” Client Legal Update, June 2016

“Congratulations! You’re Having a Lawsuit: Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination,” (updated and revised for public sector employers) presented at the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s Annual Training Conference, February 2016

“Introduction to Affirmative Action Compliance and the OFCCP,” presented to staff at a private client, December 2015 and July 2016

“New Legal Pitfalls Under Old Laws: Employment Law Update,” presented at Frost Brown Todd’s Public Sector Seminar, June 2015

“Beyond the Basics: Employment Discrimination Law,” presented to members of the Butler County Bar Association, April 2015

“Congratulations! You’re Having a Lawsuit: Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination,” presented at Frost Brown Todd’s Employment Law Seminar, April 2015

“Beyond the Basics: Employment Discrimination Law in the Public Sector,” presented to City of Cincinnati staff, October 2014

“Supervisor Training: The FMLA,” presented to West Chester Township management staff, August 2014

"Equal Pay and Compensation Discrimination Issues," presented for NPELRAEducate, December 2013

"Social Media Ethical Concerns and Proper Use for Private and Public Employers," presented with Jill Meyer, for the Ohio Women's Bar Association's Giving Back event, November 2013

"Workplace Harassment," presented for NPELRAEducate, September 2013

"Second Amendment Rights and Issues of Public Employees in Ohio," presented at FBT's 20th Annual Public Sector Seminar, June 2013

"The First Amendment in the Public Workplace," presented for NPELRAEducate, June 2013

"The Basics and Beyond: Affirmative Action Obligations and OFCCP Compliance," May 2013 

“Self-Audit Check: Don’t Spend Public Money for Political Purposes,” Client Legal Update, March 2013

“Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Update,” Client Legal Update, March 2013

“Employee Firearm Authorization Policies for Schools,” Client Legal Update, February 2013

"Beyond the Basics: Discrimination Law for the Public Sector Employer," presented for NPELRAEducate, December 2012

"First Amendment and Political Activity Rights of Public Employees in Ohio," with Alexander L. Ewing, presented at Frost Brown Todd’s 19th Annual Public Labor Seminar, June 2012

"Human Resources Issues," with W. Joseph Scholler, presented during National Business Institute's Current Challenges in Local Government Law Seminar, June 2012 

Guest lecturer, "Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws," Northern Kentucky University MPA program, October 2010, June 2011, and March 2012

"Senate Bill 5: Reforming Public Sector Collective Bargaining in Ohio," with Alexander L. Ewing, presented to the Ohio Township Association, June 2011

"Ohio Collective Bargaining Legislative Updates" and "What is Happening Across the U.S.," presented at FBT’s 18th Annual Public Labor Seminar, June 2011

"Recent Developments in Labor Arbitration Rights Issues, Fact-Finding," with Donald L. Crain, presented to MVRMA’s Municipal Training Academy, April 2011

"Senate Bill 5:  Reforming Public Sector Collective Bargaining in Ohio," April 2011

“Ohio Senate Bill 5: Public Sector Collective Bargaining Reform—Legislative Update,” Client Legal Update with Donald L. Crain, March 2011

"Taking Care of Unfinished Business: Midterm Bargaining and Reopeners," with Donald L. Crain and Alexander L. Ewing, presented to OHPELRA’s Annual Training Conference, February 2011

"Debunking the Myths of Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying in Ohio Public Schools." August 2010, August 2011

"Political Activities and Public Employees" presented at FBT's 17th Annual Public Labor Seminar, June 2010

"Concerns in the Workplace" presented to the Kentucky Hospital Association, May 2010

"Hiring and Firing" with Alexander Ewing, presented to Child Focus, Inc., February 2010

“Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Ass'n v. Wayne County Sheriff," co-author, OHPELRA Update Winter Newsletter 2010.

"The Basics and Beyond: Affirmative Action Obligations and OFCCP Compliance," private client webinar for HR staff training, February 2017

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Lois Herzog
Email
T 513.870.8207
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