Julia Dayton Klein centers her practice around business litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory matters, helping businesses of all size resolve legal challenges in the manner that best serves their existing strategic objectives. She counsels clients on a wide range of matters including regulatory compliance, patent infringement, copyright, trademarks, advertising, public relations management, product launches, marketing strategies, and mergers and acquisitions.
In particular, Julia advises restaurants and franchisors on menu labeling requirements and risk management strategies. She also advises food producers and manufacturers on regulatory compliance and labeling requirements, and she reviews these clients’ marketing materials and strategies to proactively mitigate their risk.
Julia represents higher education institutions on compliance matters and litigation risk management. She assists clients in responding to audits and inquiries on the state and federal level.
Julia also advises candidates and non-profit institutions on election law and political activity issues.
Prior to joining Gray Plant Mooty, Julia served as general counsel for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, where she led the Division of Legal Services, which served all divisions of the department, including Government Affairs, Insurance, Energy Resources, Financial Institutions, Enforcement, Unclaimed Property, and Securities. Julia had previously served in private practice for nearly ten years, serving as trial counsel in patent, trademark, and antitrust matters.
Julia also remains active through community involvement, including work with the Advocates for Human Rights to investigate and curtail the spread of human trafficking in Minnesota.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.