Julia Chapman


Julia Chapman


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2060 | +1 215 994 2222


Julia Chapman focuses her practice on antitrust, competition, and commercial litigation matters. She has litigated complex cases through all stages of litigation, from early dispositive motions through trial. Ms. Chapman also represents clients in government investigations and counsels clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers,  acquisitions, and joint ventures. She has experience in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, health care, agriculture, chemicals, retail, and publishing.

Ms. Chapman maintains an active pro bono practice, representing incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in civil rights actions, appeals, and resentencing proceedings. She also serves on the board of directors of Pennsylvania’s Court Appointed Special Advocates.

In 2019, Ms. Chapman was named among Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” in The Legal Intelligencer’s 2019 Professional Excellence Awards.

  • Served as trial counsel for a defendant egg producer in a six-week federal antitrust jury trial that resulted in a complete defense verdict.
  • Represented a leading dialysis services provider against claims of monopolization, attempted monopolization, and various state law contract and tort claims.
  • Representing a generic pharmaceutical company in multi-district litigation involving alleged antitrust law violations.
  • Representing a health insurance company in ongoing civil RICO litigation.
  • Represented a large chemical manufacturer in a four-week antitrust price-fixing trial on claims brought by opt-out plaintiffs.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in its defense of putative class actions filed by direct and indirect purchasers based on alleged "reverse payment" patent litigation settlement.
  • Represented a leading milk processor in defense of antitrust claims brought by retail plaintiffs.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2009, With Honors
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2013, cum laude, Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Survey of White Collar Crime, a publication of the American Criminal Law Review
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin
  • Young Lawyer Representative, ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Advertising Disputes and Litigation Committee (2018-2019)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates (2018-present)
  • Investigative Team Member, Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection (2019-present)
Rankings and Recognition


Speaking Engagements
  • Front of the Class: Cutting-Edge Strategies for Defeating Class Certification- Dechert LLP and Lexology, Webinar (November 17, 2020) 
  • The Current Antitrust Spotlight on Agriculture: What You Need to Know- American Agricultural Law Association, Webinar (August 6, 2020) 
  • 2019 Annual Antitrust Spring Seminar- Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA (March 26, 2019)