Key Experience

  • Focuses his practice on federal and state appellate litigation.
  • Has particular experience relating to administrative and constitutional law, financial restructuring, intellectual property and Native American tribes.


Julius Chen represents clients at all stages of appellate litigation. He is the principal drafter of more than a hundred briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals, and he has argued cases in the 6th, 9th, 11th, D.C., and Federal Circuits, as well as the Florida Supreme Court. He has also counseled clients on numerous briefs filed in trial courts nationwide.

Representative Work

Administrative and Constitutional Law

  • Representing an aerospace company in D.C. Circuit appeals defending Federal Communications Commission satellite license modification order.
  • Successfully briefed and argued D.C. Circuit appeal finding that the Federal Aviation Administration had constructively denied a pilot’s application.
  • Successfully briefed and argued 9th Circuit appeal defending the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on behalf of a coalition of tribes and stakeholders.

Financial Restructuring

  • Represented FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. in a dozen 6th Circuit appeals arising out of rejection of FERC-regulated power purchase agreements and plan confirmation.
  • Successfully defended judgment and opposed petition for certiorari in a restructuring proceeding involving bankruptcy claims worth more than $500 million.


Public Service and Affiliations