Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
At Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, we practice law at the highest level, guided by our core values of integrity, innovation, and excellence. Our lawyers are efficient, diverse, collaborative, and focused on one singular goal — achieving the best possible results for our clients through fierce advocacy, creative strategies, and forward-looking advice.
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Julie Fink is the Managing Partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. Before joining the firm, Julie worked as an attorney at Paul, Weiss and as in-house counsel at Pfizer Inc.
At Paul, Weiss, Julie was a key member of the team who successfully represented Edith Windsor in a landmark case where the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional. She also successfully represented thousands of individuals in an action brought against the Governor of the State of NY and other NY officials challenging the practice of segregating individuals with mental illness in institutional adult homes.
Julie’s practice has included product liability and mass tort, employment class action, regulatory, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, consumer fraud, complex commercial and antitrust litigation, and she represented Melanie Kohler, who was sued for defamation by a Hollywood director after sharing her #MeToo experience on Facebook. Julie currently advises clients on Title IX and Title VII compliance and litigation matters and represents Pfizer in connection with product liability matters. She also currently represents ten plaintiffs in a groundbreaking lawsuit against twenty-five white supremacists and neo-Nazis, bringing claims under the Ku Klux Klan Act and Civil Rights Act for their roles in organizing racial and religious-based violence in Charlottesville during the Summer of 2017.
Julie serves on the board of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and is also a member of the Pro Bono Advisory Council for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
Julie clerked for the Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano in the U.S. District Court for the EDNY. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from NYU’s School of Law, where she was a Florence Allen Scholar and a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her B.A. in Economics from Emory University.