Julia Horwitz is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Consumer Protection practice. In this role, Ms. Horwitz focuses on litigating class actions on behalf of consumers who have been deceived and harmed by large corporations.
- General Motors Litigation (E.D. Mich.): Cohen Milstein is Lead Counsel and Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, overseeing this consolidated consumer class action filed against GM in over 30 states. Plaintiffs allege that GM’s eight-speed automatic transmissions (GM 8L90 and the 8L45) manufactured between 2015 and 2019 were defective. Ms. Horwitz is lead associate in this litigation, overseeing all discovery and co-counsel communications.
- DZ Reserve et al. v. Facebook (N.D. Cal.): Cohen Milstein represents a putative class of advertisers who claim that one of Facebook’s key advertising metric (Potential Reach) is inflated and misleading.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Horwitz served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the United States Court of Federal Claims. She also worked at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC.org), a leading national privacy rights advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. from 2012-2015, first as an Open Government Coordinator and Counsel, and then as the Director of the Consumer Privacy Project.
Ms. Horwitz has authored and edited several legal treatises, including “Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions,” Co-editor, New Press, April 28, 2015; and Rotenberg, McCall, Horwitz, “The Open Government Clinic: Teaching the Basics of Lawyering,” INDIANA LAW REVIEW, Vol. 48 No. 1, October 2014.
Ms. Horwitz also was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School Fall Semester 2013.
Ms. Horwitz attended Brown University, graduating with a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 2008. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012. During law school, Ms. Horwitz was a staff member on the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Employment Discrimination Project.