Julianna D. Coppage

Julianna Coppage

Julianna Coppage represents clients in complex civil litigation, including nationwide coordinated mass tort proceedings and pharmaceutical products liability cases. Julianna represents life sciences clients in both federal and state courts. Throughout the course of her practice, Julianna has drafted dispositive motions, including summary judgment motions and a Daubert motion; taken depositions of prescribing and treating healthcare providers; and participated in preparing company witnesses for deposition. She has led multi-member document review teams and has overseen plaintiff-specific discovery responses for a complex case involving nearly 2,000 plaintiffs.  

During law school, Julianna was a student attorney with the Georgetown Law Criminal Justice Clinic, where she won a not-guilty verdict in a bench trial and achieved dismissal of another case based on her successful pre-trial motion. Prior to law school, she worked for three years as a paralegal in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she assisted in several trials.

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Representative Matters

  • Served as part of a team representing the manufacturer of an adult vaccine in nationwide litigation. Julianna first-chaired depositions of prescribing and treating healthcare providers, among other fact witnesses; served as the associate lead in developing the “company story” for pharmacovigilance, which included second-chairing company witness depositions, exercising oversight on work product development, and leading a document review team; and drafted many dispositive motions. She also drafted motions based on plaintiff fact sheet (PFS) delinquencies and deficiencies and collaboratively developed a strategy that resulted in hundreds of dismissals with prejudice at an early stage of an MDL
  • Collaborated in devising a successful strategy for dismissal of all cases filed against her life sciences client in a state litigation, which included assisting in drafting a petition for extraordinary relief at the pleading stage that was ultimately granted by the state’s highest court
  • Coordinated with a large team of attorneys from around the country in drafting a joint motion to dismiss involving over a dozen life sciences defendants



  • J.D. cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 2018
  • A.B. Barnard College, Columbia University 2012
    • William H. Petree Scholarship
    • Columbia Mock Trial team, 2008 – 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland