Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel
Julie Sheppard currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel, and Human Resource Director at IHMC. She has been at IHMC since its inception as a independent research institute of the State University System of Florida and served for 13 years as IHMC General Counsel. Formerly she served as the General Counsel at the University of West Florida and Associate General Counsel at the University of North Florida. Prior experience also includes working as Counsel to the Florida Board of Regents Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations; Administrative 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 and is Florida Board Certified in Education Law.