Julia Alonzo is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department with a focus on securities and corporate governance litigation. She specializes in complex civil securities matters and parallel proceedings, including federal securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, internal investigations, and SEC investigations. Julia has also represented numerous companies facing litigation relating to pending M&A transactions. She has represented domestic and multinational clients across diverse sectors including financial services, retail, technology, and healthcare.
Recently, Julia has played a key role in representing the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in litigation involving the restructuring of Puerto Rico’s finances, and is closely involved in a similar proceeding regarding restructuring of debt held by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. She has also handled litigation of claims asserted by individual creditors, including institutional bondholders, healthcare providers, and credit unions.
Julia is also a member of Proskauer’s Asset Management Litigation team, where she advises clients on securities litigation issues and risks resulting from potential transactions.
Julia writes on topics relating to all aspects of civil securities litigation. She regularly updates a definitive treatise on shareholder derivative law, Shareholder Derivative Litigation: Besieging the Board. She is also the co-editor of Proskauer’s Corporate Defense & Disputes blog, which focuses on federal securities litigation, as well as the Minding Your Business blog on commercial litigation.
Julia maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on asylum, child welfare issues, and housing law.