SARANAC LAKE - The Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute has announced the election of its newest member, Julie A. North.
North was born in Canberra, Australia, and moved to Saranac Lake in 1967, when her father, Robert A. North, Ph.D., joined the faculty of the Trudeau Institute. (Robert North served as director of the Trudeau Institute from 1976 until 1995; he was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Institute in 2009.)
North graduated from Saranac Lake Central High School in 1980. She received a bachelor's degree cum laude from Hamilton College in 1984 and a law degree magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1989, where she was Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review and a member of the National Appellate Team. North joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC in 1989 and became a partner in 1997.
North is a partner in the litigation department in New York City. Her broad litigation practice encompasses general commercial, securities, and mergers and acquisitions litigation, among other areas. She also has experience in advising and defending clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In the past several years, North has represented various financial institutions in connection with litigation over several high-profile leveraged finance transactions, including URI, Clear Channel and Huntsman. She has also advised outside directors of financial institutions in connection with the recent credit crisis.
North has previously served on the Board of Trustees of Hamilton College and the Board of Visitors at Syracuse University College of Law. She is currently a member of the Board of Central City Chorus, an organization with which she has been singing for about 20 years, and a member of Human Rights First's Board of Advocates. She is also on the Board of Everybody Wins! New York, as well as a member of the Board of Legal Advisors for Legal Momentum.
North and her husband, William V. Fogg, also a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, reside in New York City.
North will join the Audit Committee of Trudeau's Board of Trustees.