Julia P. Argentieri


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Julia P. Argentieri


Julia Pearce Argentieri (“Julie”) is a principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and has been with the firm since 2016. Julie has a broad range of experience representing employers in all stages of federal and state court litigation. She also regularly defends administrative charges before the EEOC and IDHR. Julie also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employee handbooks. She conducts employee training seminars, and frequently speaks on employment-related topics. As a former in-house employment counsel for a large non-profit organization, Julie understands how businesses make decisions and uses that knowledge to convey thoughtful and streamlined advice to her clients. 

Julie assists employers in defending single or multi-plaintiff discrimination and harassment cases, including sexual harassment. She achieves favorable outcomes for her clients, whether through early resolution or mounting a strong defense in litigation. Julie has significant experience with complex e-discovery and depositions and has won numerous motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.  

Julie successfully argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in McCurry v. Kenco Logistic Services, LLC, No. 18-3206 (7th Cir. 2019).

In addition, Julie has a broad range of experience assisting employers in defending class actions including under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Illinois Wage Payment Collection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act. She also assists employers with litigation and counseling surrounding restrictive covenants.

Julie worked as an intern during law school handling mediations at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer in the Northern District Court of Illinois.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Coalition for Women’s Initiatives in Law

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Board of Advisors
  • Girls on the Run, Associate Board