James E Arnold & Associates, LPA
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Columbus, Ohio
614-410-0032 (Office)
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Julie Davis


Julie is an experienced investigator, crisis manager and litigator. She has managed and resolved many complex, sensitive matters for Boards of Directors, General Counsel and senior executives in corporations and nonprofit organizations across the country. She was a highly successful senior labor and employment partner and trial lawyer for many Fortune 500 clients and in 2003 became the General Counsel of a Fortune 1,000 public company with multiple retail brands. In these high performance roles she managed crisis situations and alleged serious wrongdoing, providing critical problem-solving and communications solutions.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Dispute Negotiation and Litigation
  • Executive Agreements
  • Investigations
  • Crisis Management and Related Legal Reputational Protection
  • General Counsel Support
  • Board and Senior Executive Training and Coaching
  • Individual Board Director Representation
  • Nonprofit Board General Counsel Services
  • Labor and Employment Matters
  • Employment Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Director’s & Officer’s Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Benson Wolman Equal Justice Award, 2010


The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio

  • J.D., With Honors, 1985
  • Honors: National Moot Court Team, 1983-1985
  • Honors: Best Oralist
  • Law Review: Ohio State Law Review, Member, 1983 – 1985

John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio

  • B.A.cum laude – 1982
  • Major: Economics

Memberships, Associations, etc.

  • Ohio State Bar, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Past President and Board Member
  • The Partnership for Excellence (Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia Malcolm Baldridge Award Performance Excellence Program), Board Member
  • Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s Board, Board Member
  • A Portable Theatre, Board Member
  • Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, Fundraiser and Volunteer

Julie’s in-house experience, coupled with her many years of experience as an officer on national, state and local nonprofit Boards of Directors, gives her a deep understanding of the legal, practical and organizational issues, dynamics and needs each situation presents. In her career she has been a champion for ethics, integrity, and compliance with established values, and is a passionate and excellent trainer, speaker and writer in these areas.

In addition to experience in investigations, crisis management, senior executive matters and General Counsel projects and challenges, Julie will also continue to provide labor and employment counseling, policy design, trainings, executive agreement drafting and negotiation, and complaint/litigation defense.


Local: 614-460-1600

Fax: 614-469-1066

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James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA

115 W. Main St., 4th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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