Professionally Diverse

Julie Rikelman

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

NominatedJuly 29, 2022

  • Julie Rikelman is currently the Litigation Director at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she has worked since 2011. Last year, she argued on behalf of Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  In 2020, she successfully argued on behalf of the abortion clinic in June Medical Services v. Russo.

  • Rikelman previously served as the Vice President of Litigation for NBC Universal. Before that, she worked as a senior associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

  • From 1999 to 2001, Rikelman was a Blackmun Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

  • Rikelman clerked for Judge Morton Greenberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.

  • Rikelman graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School in 1993 and 1997.