Julie D. Wicklund is an attorney in the Cooley LLP Business department and is the head of the firm's International Business practice. Resident in the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, she joined the Firm in March 1999.
She has a general business and corporate law practice with an emphasis on international business transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Wicklund works extensively with U.S. corporations conducting business overseas and regularly advises foreign corporations and investors doing business in the U.S. Ms. Wicklund provides strategic advice and counseling to technology and life sciences companies expanding their sales, marketing, development and manufacturing capabilities overseas, and advises on cross-border M&A transactions by public and private companies. She also advises European and Asia-Pacific clients transacting business in the US, including company acquisitions, the setting up of US operations and “flip” transactions bringing foreign companies to the US for venture capital or private equity financing.
Before joining Cooley, Ms. Wicklund qualified as a lawyer in the U.K. and worked with Lovells, the London based international law firm, and also spent time on assignment to Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and Washington DC. She ran the Investment Teams of the U.K. Trade and Investment offices in Atlanta and San Francisco, assisting U.S. businesses with European business development via operations in the UK. Ms. Wicklund graduated from The College of Law in Guildford, England; completed post-graduate studies in law at Nottingham Law School, England and received her B.A. (Hons) from Middlesex University.
Ms. Wicklund is the contributing author of several publications on global expansion by U.S. businesses and is an active member of the international business community in Silicon Valley. She is involved in several international business groups and is currently a Director of the British American Business Council for Northern California and South Beach Yacht Club in San Francisco.
Ms. Wicklund is admitted as an attorney in California and is also a solicitor in England & Wales. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California, including the International Section of the ABA. Ms. Wicklund is also a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.