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Julie Machal-Fulks leads a team of attorneys in representing and defending clients in legal matters relating to information technology. Her practice focuses on complex litigation ranging from privacy and network security, data breach notification and crisis management, intellectual property disputes, service provider negligence claims, and content-based injuries such as copyright and trademark infringement in software, the Internet, and all forms of tangible media.

Her focused practice has made Julie a trusted resource in her field, often invited to submit papers and present on topics including data breach notification, security incident response, and defending against regulatory and consumer class actions.


2000 - University of Houston School of Law - Juris Doctorate - Law
1997 - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi - Bachelor of Arts w/Honors - English


2000 - Texas
2010 - California
2014 - New York


2000-2001 United States Magistrate Judge Adriana Arce-Flores


Managed Service Providers Alliance - Member
Microsoft Software Asset Management Partner - Partner
Executive Women's Golf Association - Member


Texas State Courts
California State Courts
New York State Courts
United States District Court for the Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas


Dallas Opera Inner Circle
Reading Radio Resource, Prom Night Executive Chair    2011-2013


October 2016MSP Alliance MSPWorld Conference: Whats Hidden in Your SPLA?
July 2016SAM Summit: Know Your Rights: Legal Approaches to Minimizing Oracle Audit & Compliance Risk
July 2016SAM Summit: Surpises & Gotchas in Your IBM License Agreements
May 201638th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute: Software as a Service and Cloud Contracts: Avoiding the Risks
April 2016MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: The Best Defense is a Good Offense: How the Certification Revisions will Help Reduce Licensing Liability for MSPs
February 2016State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Workshop: Managing Software Compliance
January 2016Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Legal Risks of IBM Licensing  
October 2015MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Getting Stripped of Your Profits: How to Use Contractual Language to Minimize Risks
September 2015Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Oracle Licensing Considerations
April 2015Clear Law Institute Webinar: Drafting IT Master Services Agreements
March 2015MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Six Secrets to Negotiating Managed Services Agreements
October 2014MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Managed Services Contract Negotiation Workgroup
October 2014Strafford CLE Webinar: Drafting IT Master Services Agreements 
March 2014MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Managed Services Contract Negotiation: How to Win More Business While Staying Safe! 
October 2013MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: How to Compete as an MSP in a Regulated World 
September 2013Dallas County Bar Association Computer Law Section CLE: Enterprise Software Licensing  
July 2013Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Hot Topics in Adobe Licensing 
March 2013MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: Managing Risk, Compliance and Legal Hurdles in Your MSP & Cloud Practice  
October 2012CAUCUS IT Procurement Summit: Key Strategies for Resolving Software Disputes 
October 2012MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: Not on my Cloud! How to Differentiate your Cloud Offering 
March 2012Scott & Scott Webinar: The Legal Risks of IBM Licensing 
February 2012MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: Building a Verticle Around Regulated Industries to Increase Your Business 
November 2011Texas Wesleyan Business Leadership Symposium: Enterprise Software Licensing, New Choices - New Obligations 
September 2011MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: The HITECH Act and Its Impact on MSPs 
August 2010NTEC Task Force Quarterly Meeting: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
June 2010ISSA Meeting: Responding to Data Breaches
April 2010Secure World Dallas Spotlight: Responding to Data Breaches
December 2009MSP Alliance Webinar: Service Level Agreement Marketing, Legalities and Monitoring for the Managed Service Provider
November 2009MSP Alliance: Using Service Level Agreements
August 2009Brighttalk Webinar: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
May 2009MSP Alliance: A Legal Guide to Managed Services
July 2007Dallas CLE: Legally Defensible Privacy & Security Policies
June 2007San Antonio CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
May 2007NASD Chicago: The Business Impact of Data Breach
May 2007IT Compliance Institute: Legally Defensible Privacy & Security Policies
December 2006Austin CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
November 2006Houston CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
September 2006Dallas CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
July 2006Dallas County Bar Association, Computer Law Section: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
May 2006Ventura County Bar Association: Successfully Defending Software Audits



Texas Lawyer3 Backup Tips to Protect Your Firm's Data
Texas LawyerThe Importance of Escrow Agreements in Software and Technology License Agreements
Texas LawyerIs Your Head in the Cloud? How to Talk Techy to Your IT Staff
Texas Lawyer3 Keys for Valuing Software License Disputes 
Texas LawyerProduction of Electronic Records in Global Market
Texas LawyerBusiness Continuity Risks for Hosted and Cloud Services
Texas LawyerNavigating Termination Provisions in Software Agreements
Texas LawyerGeographic Limitations in Software Licenses
Texas LawyerThe Importance of Indemnification Provisions in Software License Agreements
Texas LawyerDoing Deals: Don't Forget Software Licensing
Texas Lawyer4 Questions In-House Counsel Can Ask to Understand How to Protect Proprietary Information
Texas LawyerIT's Response to Software Audits Needs Legal's Input
The Licensing JournalManaging Software License Disputes: Cooperation or Litigation
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Technology for the LitigatorDefending Enterprise Clients in Publisher Software Audits
Texas LawyerCopyright Protection and Lawyer Advertising
Texas LawyerResponding to Data and Security Breaches
Texas Wesleyan Law ReviewEnterprise Software Licensing: New Options - New Obligations
Texas LawyerClick-Wrap, Shrink-Wrap, and Browse-Wrap Agreements
The ITAM ReviewIBM Virtualization; Five Hidden Costs
Scott & Scott, LLPLegal Issues in Autodesk Licensing Guide
Texas LawyerNegotiating Enterprise Software Licenses
Enterprise FeaturesWinning the War Against Digital Espionage and Data Privacy Leaks
IT Compliance Institute JournalPrivacy, Network Security and the Law
Texas LawyerManaging Software License Disputes: Cooperation or Litigation
Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual PropertyEthical Considerations for Attorneys Responding to a Data Breach
IT Compliance Institute JournalLaptop Data Breach: Mitigating Risks through Encryption & Liability Insurance
Journal of Legal Technology Risk ManagementPrivacy, Network Security and the Law
MSPAlliance.comA Legal Guide to Managed Services


Media Coverage

The Fresno BeeFresno County pays IBM $2.3 million following software audit
CIOHow to manage the risks and costs of software compliance
ITWorldBeware of Oracle's licensing 'traps,' law firm warns
TechNewsWorldThe Rise of Cybervigilantism
InformationWeekSAP Court Move Could Limit Oracle Evidence
E-Commerce Times'Frivolous' Facebook Lawsuit May Have a Leg to Stand On
TMCnet.comScott & Scott LLP Issues Response to Data Security Incident at Neiman Marcus