Julie Bauer

Adjunct Professor


Julie Bauer is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Litigation Department. She has tried cases before state, federal, district, and bankruptcy courts and administrative agencies.

Ms. Bauer’s significant trials include:

  • Altria Group Inc. v. United States (S.D. N.Y. 2009), a jury trial concerning corporate income tax deductions related to leveraged lease transactions
  • United States v. Ryan (N.D. Ill. 2006), the defense of former Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan in his six-month jury trial on public corruption charges
  • Price v. Philip Morris USA Inc. (Madison County, Ill. 2003), a consumer class action concerning the sale of “light” cigarettes
  • Auditorium Theatre Council v. Roosevelt University (Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill. 1998), a dispute over the operation and control of the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium Theatre and in particular, whether the university created a public trust of the theatre

In addition, Ms. Bauer has handled a wide variety of complex commercial and class action litigation. She represented Caremark International Inc. in In re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation, which culminated in a significant decision on the scope of the duty of care owed by directors and officers to a company, and Isquith v. Caremark International Inc., in which the Seventh Circuit held that a stockholder who received shares in a spinoff could not state a claim under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Ms. Bauer has also represented publishers, authors, and broadcasters in defamation, invasion of privacy, and right of publicity matters. She has spoken to the media on avoiding legal landmines and counsels them prior to publication on minimizing legal risks.

Ms. Bauer joined Winston & Strawn in 1987 following a clerkship with the Hon. Charles P. Kocoras of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Firm bio


JD University of Illinois
BA University of Virginia


Law 793: Advanced Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility