Julianne Apostolopoulos is Associate General Counsel in the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel (“OGC”), where she is a member of both the OGC Labor Practice Group and Litigation and General Affairs Practice Group and facilitates an OGC subgroup focused on student legal issues. As in-house counsel to the University, Julianne counsels numerous University units on labor, employment and student-related legal issues and participates in many University-level working groups, task forces and committees designed to address high-impact issues affecting the University community (e.g., issues related to Title IX; disability-related accommodations and medical leaves; First Amendment rights; and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives). She also regularly represents the University in administrative matters before state and federal agencies, oversees outside counsel in connection with ongoing litigation, and participates in collective negotiations.
Before joining Rutgers, Julianne was an associate in the Labor department of Proskauer Rose LLP, where her practice focused on representing clients in federal and state court employment law matters and administrative proceedings, and counseling private universities in a variety of employment and student issues, including compliance with Title IX. She received her B.A. with honors from Saint Joseph’s University and J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review and received the Constitutional Law Alumni award. Following her graduation from Fordham, Julianne clerked for the Honorable Laura M. LeWinn in the New Jersey Appellate Division.