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Julie Paluch

With 20 years of deep experience counseling executive teams across the healthcare sector, both in-house with Amgen and as outside counsel with a variety of clients, I have a keen ability to translate how evolving health laws and regulations impact your business in your language, not legal jargon.


Focused on your big-picture business goals, I guide you through complex corporate, regulatory and compliance matters without getting you lost in the details.


Beyond the advice, I create a roadmap and help operationalize legal guidance throughout your business. I’ll right-size it based on your business structure and resources and educate your team on industry best practices along the way.

I also provide business counsel, integrating legal advice to assist in creating stronger business strategies and tactics.

Founder and Principal
Sr. Life Sciences and Healthcare Attorney

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An experienced ally immersed in the business of health
Decisive. Creative. Fluent in mitigating risk.

20+ years of in-depth healthcare & life science industry experience

With a unique combination of experience across the healthcare sector, I bring a critical eye with
valuable insight and perspective to your big-picture strategy to help you make better business decisions.

In-house counsel
4+ years

with the world’s largest independent biotechnology company


4 years

including training in a top tier firm’s recognized life science program in Washington, D.C.


Boutique Law
10+ years

outside counsel for leaders at companies across the healthcare sector
Legal analyst for Bloomberg
2 years

wrote on trends for FDA-regulated companies while living in China


Healthcare background
Career Snapshot

Paluch Law, P.C. (2017-present)

General Counsel West, P.C. (2012-2016)


Amgen, Inc. (2010-2012) Senior Counsel, Development and Regulatory Law


Bloomberg, Legal Analyst (2008-2010)


Amgen, Inc. (2006-2008) Corporate Counsel, Global Commercial Operations


Sidley Austin LLP (2002-2006)


J.D., Order of the Coif, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California


B.A., Humanities (emphasis in Theater and Italian), magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Southern California


California and Washington, D.C.

Leadership & Community

EnCorps, Board Member (since 2016).
An organization dedicated to helping skilled professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math transition into teaching.


L.A.’s BEST, BEST Friends Board Member

(2 years). An organization that provides homework assistance, recreation and activities, and safety and supervision in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District and the City of Los Angeles.


USC Society of Trojan Women group, President (2014-2015), Past President (2015-2016). An organization shifting the paradigm for alumnae engagement by supporting the professional and personal development of Trojan women.

Focused on what you want to achieve, I consider
what regulators require along with business realities.

You get clear, actionable legal strategies driven by your business goals,
not legal advice in a vacuum.

distill legal issues map
Distill legal issues
and bring clarity to your  business
without the legal jargon
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Bring outside perspective
to help your teams understand how your business may be scrutinized by media, government, competitors, politicians, or patient groups


Lay out the legal landscape
and create a roadmap
to mitigate risk while keeping your business goals at the forefront


puzzle pieces
Tailor advice based
on your resources and budget
prioritizing what needs to get done and maximizing efficiency to stay on budget


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Implement actionable steps
to operationalize legal advice for executives and their teams


team talking
Educate your team
on legal requirements and industry best practices 


My approach to your success
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