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Julie Cox

ML Strategies - Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Manager of Operations

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Julie is Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Manager of Operations at ML Strategies. She has more than a decade of government affairs and legislative counsel experience. She clerked for several justices in the Superior Court of Massachusetts. She served as legal counsel to the Committee on Criminal Justice and as legal counsel to the House Committee on Ways and Means in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Julie also served as general counsel, legislative liaison, and spokesperson for the Retailers Association of Massachusetts. Prior to joining ML Strategies, she held an of counsel position in the public policy and public finance practices of a large Boston law firm.

She has successfully advocated for a number of companies before the executive, legislative, and local government branches in the Commonwealth. Her work also has included analysis of the state budget and legislation to determine client impact, developing public relations strategy, and initiating and coordinating the presentation of client initiatives to legislators. Clients have also relied on the relationships she has built with key legislators, advocacy and trade groups, and other interested parties to develop beneficial coalitions.

Currently, Julie is a gubernatorial appointee to the Streamlined Sales Tax Project and a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Committee on Government Affairs.

Education

  • University of Vermont (BA)
  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)

Recent Insights

News & Press

Viewpoints

In a series of blog posts going back to last August, we reported on certain amendments to the Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) rules. As we previously explained, the EMAC contributions are required of employers with more than five employees in Massachusetts.
On June 20, Massachusetts lawmakers approved legislation aimed at preventing several high profile ballot questions from appearing before voters in November.
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed comprehensive health care legislation by a vote of 117-32.
On Wednesday, April 11, the House Ways and Means Committee proposed a $40.991 billion budget for FY2019 that represents an increase of $1.24 billion, or 3.1 percent, above FY2018 spending levels. The budget proposes $83 million more in spending than Governor Charlie Baker recommended in the FY2019 budget he filed in January.
On March 23, 2018, the Special Senate Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection (the Committee) released a report recommending legislation aimed at ensuring net neutrality in Massachusetts.

Governor Baker Files FY2019 Budget

January 30, 2018| Alert

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker released a $40.9 billion budget proposal for FY2019. The plan, commonly referred to as House 2, is the fourth Baker has proposed since assuming office and increases spending by 2.6% over FY2018 levels.

Alcohol Task Force Releases Final Report

January 23, 2018| Advisory

The Task Force that Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg commissioned to review the alcohol industry in the Commonwealth issued its final report on December 27, 2017.
The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) voted in late December to approve draft regulations establishing the framework for the recreational marijuana industry of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts policymakers continue to debate health care reform proposals with important implications for industry stakeholders.

News & Press

ML Strategies’ Julie Cox, David O’Connor and Caitlin Beresin collaborated on a Law360 column discussing the impact of the cannabis industry, specifically as it pertains to the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and the growing awareness of the environmental impacts it has.
Mintz attorneys represented GE in the acquisition and permitting of GE Innovation Point, GE’s new corporate headquarters. The acquisition marks a major milestone for GE, which in January 2016 announced its decision to move to Boston.
ML Strategies has announced the promotion of Alex Hecht and Julie Cox. Mr. Hecht will now serve as Executive Vice President and Director of Operations. Ms. Cox will now serve as Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Manager of Operations.