UNCW Names Julia Wicker Lee Associate General Counsel

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Julia Wicker Lee has been appointed Associate General Counsel for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Prior to joining the UNCW Office of General Counsel this summer, Lee was a partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, where she managed and led client service teams for two Fortune 500 clients. She was also a member of the banking and capital markets, administrative law, creditor’s rights and commercial litigation teams. Lee was also a partner with Williams Mullen, where she managed a legal team consisting of two associate attorneys, two paralegals and two legal assistants. Her legal team was responsible for handling more than 150 cases for a Fortune 500 client.

“We are thrilled to have Julia join our team. Her extensive private practice experience is well suited to our needs,” said John Scherer, UNCW General Counsel. “Julia’s skill in drafting complicated business and real estate agreements and in advising clients on complex business transactions, as well as her commercial litigation experience, provides great value to the university’s risk management, business affairs, research and real estate interests.”

Lee graduated magna cum laude, Lambda Pi Eta, from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She received her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board, Order of the Barristers and the Student Bar Association.

She has been consistently recognized as a “Rising Star” by North Carolina Super Lawyers; named to the list of “Women Extraordinaire” by Triangle Business Leader and recognized as “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina.

"UNCW is truly a special place to work, and I could not be more excited to be part of a university so committed to the growth and development of its faculty, staff and students," said Lee. 

--Venita Jenkins