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1590 North High Street - Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43201-2178
Phone: (614) 292-0611
Fax: (614) 292-8699

Julie D. Vannatta

Julie D. Vannatta
Senior Assistant General Counsel, Senior Associate Athletic Director
(O) 614.292.7743
(F) 614.292.8699

Julie's primary areas of responsibility include:

  • Department of Athletics

Julie received her B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) in 1984 and her J.D. from The Ohio State University in 1987. She was a member of the Ohio State Law Journal and received the Rebecca Topper Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the Law Journal.

Prior to joining the University in 1992, she worked at Thompson, Hine and Flory focusing in the area of commercial litigation.

Recent Presentations

Julie has spoken on numerous topics including Title IX, Legal Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Coaches' Contracts, Coaches' Compensation Systems, Equipment/Apparel Contracts, Tax Aspects of Corporate Sponsorships in Athletics and Legal Issues in NCAA Bowl Games. She has spoken regularly to local law school classes and at Ohio's Annual Conference of Public College and University Attorneys, the Annual Conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the NCAA Convention.

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, National Association of College and University Attorneys

Committee & Board Memberships

  • Past Chair of the Young Lawyers' Committee of the Columbus Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Sport and Entertainment Law Committee
  • Past Co-Chair of the Athletics' section of the National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • NCAA's General Counsel Advisory Board
  • Jerome Schottenstein Center Advisory Board