Julie B. Ehrlich is the Program Advisor and Chief of Staff at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She serves as a counsellor and key resource to the President on internal matters, and partners with the President to identify and support strategic opportunities for grant making. Previously, Julie was Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff, Executive Director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law and co-instructor of the Reproductive Justice Clinic, at New York University School of Law.
She has also litigated First Amendment cases at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP (now Ballard Spahr), and handled a range of civil rights matters at Cuti Hecker Wang LLP, where her cases concerned unequal treatment in employment, legislative redistricting, prison conditions, and police misconduct, among other issues.
She began her legal career as a Staff Attorney/Fellow in the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).