Senior Managing Director, Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations
Julie Freudenheim joined T&M in January 2014 and serves as Senior Managing Director of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division, following a distinguished career in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Since joining T&M, she has developed policies and procedures for colleges, universities and K-12 private schools and conducted sensitive investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct (both sexual assault and sexual harassment), domestic violence, stalking, harassment, hazing and bullying for primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, athletic teams and leagues, non-profit organizations, businesses and private clients.
Until 2016, Ms. Freudenheim was an Adjunct Associate Professor at St. John’s University in its Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security, a position she held for more than seventeen years. As a professor in both the undergraduate program and the Criminal Justice Leadership Graduate Program, Ms. Freudenheim has taught a wide range of courses including the American Judicial System, Women and the Criminal Justice System, Evidence, Penal Law, U.S. Constitution and Criminal Justice Administration and Contemporary Legal Issues in Criminal Justice Administration, a seminar on Wrongful Conviction. In the spring of 2009, she was the recipient of the University’s Criminal Justice Faculty Recognition Award for her excellence in teaching.
Prior to St. John’s University, Ms. Freudenheim was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she was responsible for the prosecution of homicide and felony cases from investigation, grand jury presentation, motion practice and evidentiary hearing to disposition by plea or trial. As a member of the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence Units, she gained extensive experience prosecuting sex crimes and child abuse cases. She also served as a member of the Appeals Bureau, where she prepared briefs and argued cases in the Appellate Term, Appellate Division and the New York Court of Appeals. While at the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Freudenheim also acted as a supervisor in the Early Case Assessment Bureau and the Grand Jury and participated in various initiatives, which included training members of the New York Police Department on developments in the law and preparing and conducting presentations to New York City schoolchildren on youth-related issues, such as the legal and personal consequences of gang membership, drug usage and sale, domestic violence among teens, and the laws governing police-civilian encounters.
Ms. Freudenheim received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and French from St. Lawrence University, graduating with Honors, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, where she was the recipient of a Nelson A. Rockefeller Fellowship. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she was an Executive Board Member of the Moot Court Board, a recipient of the Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Practice and inducted into the Order of Barristers.