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Julie Cox

Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Manager of Operations

JCox@mlstrategies.com

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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)

Case Studies

Case Study Hero Karl-Storz Mintz Case Study
On behalf of Karl Storz Endoscopy, ML Strategies has advocated for uniform federal regulation to protect patient safety before the FDA and with members of Congress — and defeated the digital right to repair from being implemented in Massachusetts.
Case Study Hero Wi-Fi Alliance Mintz Case Study
ML Strategies has assisted Wi-Fi Alliance with its annual fly-in to meet with Capitol Hill staffers. The alliance is advocating for more unlicensed use in mid-band spectrum and asking Congress to urge the FCC to move forward on rulemaking for the spectrum, which includes 6 GHz.
Case Study Hero Wynn Mintz Case Study
ML Strategies guided Wynn MA, LLC through all legislative and regulatory matters, including local, state, and federal permitting, related to securing a license to build a five-star integrated resort and casino in Everett, Massachusetts. Encore Boston Harbor is expected to open in 2019.

Viewpoints

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.