Julie Gutman Dickinson joined the firm as a partner in 2013, bringing extensive experience in advocating on behalf of employees and private and public sector unions.
Ms. Gutman Dickinson specializes in collective-bargaining negotiations, political and legislative advocacy, arbitrations, and administrative, state, and federal court litigation. She is also an expert in unfair labor practice investigations and trials, Section10(j) injunction proceedings, representation elections, and organizing strategies.
During more than a decade as a trial attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, she earned the distinction of being the only attorney to achieve a 100 percent win record in voluminous unfair labor practice trials and federal district court injunction litigation.
Ms. Gutman Dickinson has advised elected officials on labor issues and advocated vigorously for fair labor practices as a member of governmental agencies. She served as Board of Public Works Commissioner and Senior Labor Advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, where she negotiated project labor agreements and mutually beneficial labor-management agreements for a myriad of private and public sector unionized workforces.
Ms. Gutman Dickinson clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Stanley A. Weigel and served as an adjunct professor at Stanford Law School. Fluent in Spanish, she has led immigrant and organizing rights workshops and has been a featured speaker at numerous law schools and labor law conferences. She has authored several articles regarding the National Labor Relations Act, has served as chapter editor for the American Bar Association’s treatise, The Developing Labor Law, and has been a member of the ABA Committee for the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act.
Ms. Gutman Dickinson currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor and Employment Section, the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and the Board of the Program for Torture Victims. She has received numerous awards, including the Los Angeles-Orange County Organizing Committee’s Labor Hero Award and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and National Electrical Contractors Association’s Electrical Industry Advancement Award.