Julie Sheppard serves as General Counsel and Special Assistant to the Director at IHMC. Formerly she was Associate General Counsel at the University of North Florida and served as the General Counsel at the University of West Florida from 1997 through 2002. Prior experience includes working as Counsel to the Florida Board of Regents Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations; Administration Hearings Officer to the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security; Associate Attorney, Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson, Portland, Maine; and Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert V. Cauchon, Justice of the Massachusetts Trial Courts-Land Court Department. Julie earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. Julie is admitted to practice in Florida, Maine and Massachusetts.