Julia Thompson counsels public companies on securities, governance, and compliance matters.

Ms. Thompson brings a seasoned and reassuring approach to advising boards and senior management at companies — from S&P 500 companies to newly public companies. As a trusted advisor she helps clients assess risk and develop commercial solutions to:

  • Disclosure and compliance matters relating to SEC rules and stock exchange listing standards
  • Sensitive governance issues, including structure, leadership, and risk management
  • Board and senior management transitions
  • Engagement with stockholders and proxy advisory firms

Ms. Thompson has a track record of developing longstanding client relationships, and has routinely trained and counseled directors, senior executives and legal and finance departments on legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. She draws on experience with capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions to understand clients’ business needs and objectives.

Ms. Thompson regularly writes and presents on a wide range of public company reporting and governance topics of interest to her clients.

She is a member of Latham’s ESG Taskforce, the former Global Co-Chair of the Asian & Middle Eastern Lawyers Group, and a former member of the Finance Committee.

Ms. Thompson provides ongoing public company representation to a number of companies, including:

  • Aegon
  • Allegro MicroSystems
  • Arch Resources (fka Arch Coal)
  • AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.
  • CoStar Group
  • Corning
  • Custom Truck One Source
  • CyberArk Software
  • DXC Technology Company
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Kimco Realty Corporation
  • KLA Corporation
  • monday.com
  • O-I Glass
  • Radware
  • SLB
  • Spok Holdings
  • Spotify Technology S.A.
  • Stride
  • TechnipFMC plc
  • T-Mobile
  • Vacasa
  • Walker & Dunlop
  • Wix.com Ltd.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BA, Wellesley College
    magna cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English