Julia C. Varano has extensive experience as counsel in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the nation, with a particular concentration and emphasis in class action litigation under federal antitrust laws.
Ms. Varano works or has worked on numerous matters including Miami Products & Chemical Co. v. Olin Corporation et al, 1:19-cv-00385 (W.D.N.Y.) (alleging price-fixing of caustic soda); In re: Capital One Customer Data Breach Litig., 19-md-02915 (E.D.Va.); In re: Interior Molded Doors Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litig., 3:18-cv-00718-JAG (E.D. Va.); In re: Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litig., 2:13-cv-20000 (N.D. Al.); and In re General Motors, LLC, Ignition Switch Litigation, 14 M.D. 2543 (JMF). Ms. Varano has also worked on responses to DOJ Antitrust Division Civil Investigative Demands and DOJ Hart-Scott-Rodino Requests for Information in a pending company merger and acquisition, as well as general business litigation, and product liability litigation.
Prior to entering into private practice, Ms. Varano was the Information Management Systems Coordinator for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, where she managed the Information Systems/IT Department including budgeting, managing inventory and contracts, and developing a content based eDiscovery compliant electronic record back-up system; served as the Deputy Prothonotary Insurance Rehabilitation & Liquidation for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, where she managed multiple complex insurance bankruptcy cases, and served as the Judicial Clerk III (Chief Clerk) to the President Judge, Hon. James G. Colins, of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, where she supervised deputy clerks, drafted Court memos and opinions in matters within the jurisdiction of Commonwealth Court.
Ms. Varano is a graduate of the Widener University (B.A. 1980) and the Widener University School of Law (J.D. 1988). She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Information Governance Initiative, and Women in e-Discovery.
Specialties: Class Action, Price Fixing, Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Compliance.