Julie A. North is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. Her broad litigation practice encompasses general commercial, securities, and mergers and acquisitions litigation, among other areas. Ms. North advises clients on antitrust regulatory clearance issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions. She also has experience in advising and defending clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. North has represented various financial institutions in connection with litigation over high profile leveraged finance transactions, including URI, Clear Channel and Huntsman. She has also advised outside directors of financial institutions in connection with the 2008 credit crisis and defended Credit Suisse in actions around the country relating to residential mortgage‑backed securities.