Julie Goodrich Harrison

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5434
Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5434
Julie Goodrich Harrison

Julie Goodrich Harrison

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Biography

Julie joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2016. As a Senior Associate in the Houston office, she focuses her practice on financial restructuring and insolvency matters, including complex commercial bankruptcy cases. Julie has represented a wide range of clients, including debtors, creditors' committees, trustees, landlords, and secured and unsecured creditors.  Julie has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters in federal courts, primarily in Texas.

Julie serves as the co-chair of the Non-Partner Attorneys Committee for the Houston office and serves on the firm's Hiring Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Julie spent two years clerking for the Honorable Marcia A. Crone, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.


Professional experience

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JD, magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2014

  • Member and Associate Editor of the Houston Law Review
  • Intern for the Honorable Gray Miller, United States District Judge of the Southern District of Texas,
  • Intern for the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
  • Authored summaries for the ABA Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals Project for the Fifth Circuit
  • Studied in London at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, Georgetown Law

BA, honors, Mathematics, Rice University, 2010

  • Texas State Bar

Some examples of Julie's prior experience include:

Debtor Representation:

  • Debtors' co-counsel to a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fresh fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States 
  • Debtors' co-counsel to a land-based drilling and production services provider operating in the United States and Colombia, in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas
  • Debtors' counsel to one of the largest providers of frac material logistics, onshore/offshore cleaning services, and drilling fluid sales based in Texas and Louisiana; chapter 11 cases were recognized by the 2019 Turnaround Atlas Awards as the Energy Restructuring of the Year (Mid-Market) 
  • Debtor's counsel to a publicly traded patient-centered healthcare organization that includes fully operational hospitals and freestanding emergency rooms in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas
  • Debtor's counsel to a Texas hospital district in its chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case

Committee Representation:

  • Co-counsel to the unsecured creditors' committee of one of the largest publicly-traded oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States, with interests in approximately 13,700 gross wells, approximately 5,193,000 gross acres of developed leasehold, undeveloped leasehold, and fee minerals in the aggregate, and estimated proved reserves of approximately 988 million barrels of oil equivalent (operating primarily in the Marcellus Shale, the Haynesville/Bossier Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale, Brazos Valley, the Powder River Basin, and the Mid-Continent/Anadarko Basin) 
  • Co-counsel to the unsecured creditors' committee of a London-based leading provider of offshore drilling services with over $7.1 billion of funded debt 
  • Co-counsel to the unsecured creditors' committee to one of the largest leading omni-channel specialty retailer of menswear, including suits, formalwear and a broad selection of business casual offerings in the company's restructuring of its over $2.4 billion in debt 
  • Counsel to the unsecured creditors' committee of a publicly owned Colorado exploration and production company with properties in the Rocky Mountain and mid-continent portion of the United States 

Other Representation:

  • Counsel to secured lender and DIP lender of a national "eatertainment" restaurant chain
  • Counsel to liquidating trustee appointed pursuant to a confirmed plan of reorganization in retail case
  • Counsel to chapter 11 trustee appointed for a midstream oil and gas company focused on developing, constructing, and operating assets to transport and process natural gas liquids
  • Counsel to Canadian appointed monitor and foreign representative of eight heavy haul transportion and crane solutions providers  in Chapter 15 cases commenced in the Southern District of Texas
  • Counsel to an ad hoc committee of noteholders holding nearly $834 million in unsecured notes in connection with a publicly-traded, independent oil and natural gas company that commenced bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of Texas
  • Counsel to numerous parties in preference and fraudulent transfer actions throughout the United States
  • Counsel to numerous secured and unsecured creditors in prosecuting, defending, and settling claims in bankruptcy cases throughout the United States

Other Litigation Experience:

  • Counsel to non-profit organization defending against putative class action alleging breach of contract
  • Counsel to former officers and directors of a subsidiary to a Spanish conglomerate that engaged in the construction of infrastructure for motorways, toll roads, and high speed railway lines as well as construction, development, engineering, civil work, supply and installation of buildings, electrochemical equipment and electrical installation projects, in defense of a breach of fiduciary duty action
  • Counsel to former officers and directors of a for-profit, general acute care hospital in defense of three separate actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, preferential transfers and fraudulent transfers; the cases each ultimately settled favorably for the firm's clients
  • Pro Bono Counsel to students and a student organization at Prairie View A&M University in Voting Rights Act litigation before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Pro Bono Counsel to a death row inmate convicted of capital murder, where trial court found that client should not be executed because of intellectual disability; case continues on appeal
  • Pro Bono Counsel to inmate in Civil Rights litigation against prison guards before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; case successfully settled in mediation
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022
  • Best Lawyers - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Women in the Law, Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022
  • Texas Rising Star, Bankruptcy: Business, Thomson Reuters, 2022
  • Legal 500 US, key lawyer, Finance-restructuring (including bankruptcy)-corporate, 2022
  • Pro Bono All Star, Norton Rose Fulbright, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Jaworski Award for Pro Bono Excellence, Norton Rose Fulbright, 2021
  • Latest airline restructuring news - Avianca Brazil - What happens in Cape Town stays in Cape Town (April 2019)
  • Comment, Driving Miss Daisy: An Autonomous Chauffeur System, 51 Hous. L. Rev. 265, 2013

40th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, "Claim Objections Done Right" (Nov. 19, 2021)

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, providing representation to pro bono clients.
  • Chair of Houston Network of International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (2018, 2019)
  • Board Member of Houston Network of International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (2018-2022)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) NextGen Program, Participant, 2021
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) NextGen Program, Committee Member, 2022
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow