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Hanson Bridgett LLP

Julie A. Sherman

Julie A. Sherman


Hanson Bridgett LLP
California, U.S.A.

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Julie advises local government agencies on a wide variety of legal issues. Her clients include transportation districts, water districts, and cities. She also assists public agencies throughout California operating bus, rail and ferry service.

Julie’s areas of expertise within the public agency realm are expansive. She advises clients on government ethics, governance laws, legislation, constitutional issues, construction law and civil rights law compliance. Julie serves as the General Counsel of the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District. Additionally, she assists clients with Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Highway Administration grant conditions, cooperative and funding agreements, Public Records Act and Brown Act compliance, public procurement and contracting, professional service agreements, communication site leases, and billboard leases.

Additionally, Julie has experience in public sector contracting issues, including representing public entities in the area of public works contracts, contract negotiations of all types, and bid protests relating to complex state and local procurements. She regularly advises public entities on compliance with federal Buy America requirements.

Julie is passionate about providing pro bono assistance to various organizations and serves as the Chair of the firm's Pro Bono committee.

Bar Admissions

  • California


J.D., University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law (2007)
B.A., cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo (1989)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Professional Activities and Experience


"California Enacts Privacy Law for Local Agencies: SB 272, Disclosure of Enterprise Systems," co-author, Public Agency Law Alert (November 2015)
"Court of Appeal Allows Reverse California Public Records Act Lawsuit," co-author, Public Agency Advisory (April 2012)
"Executive Compensation and Brown Act Requirements," co-author, Public Agency Advisory (March 2012)
"Non-Capital Expenses May Not Qualify as a 'Special Benefit' Under Prop 218," co-author, Public Agency Advisory (July 2011)
"Ruling Affects Additional Insured Coverage for Public Entities," co-author, Public Agency Advisory (March 2010)

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