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Pace quoted in 'AZ Capitol Times' employer sanctions story


November 24, 2009

Julie Pace, a '92 alumna of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, is quoted in a Nov. 6 Arizona Capitol Times article, "Groups hopeful about appeal of employer sanctions."

Pace, who represents business groups in the case, is hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear and overturn the 2007 Arizona law that prohibits employers from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. The justices have asked the U.S. solicitor general to submit a brief in the case.

"That usually means that they realized that this decision impacts the federal government and they want it to express its views," Pace is quoted as saying.

Pace is a partner in the litigation department of Ballard Spahr LLP in Phoenix, and a member of their labor, employment and immigration, construction, health care, resort and hotel law groups. She concentrates her practice in the fields of employment, OSHA, health care, and construction. She defends claims of sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and wrongful discharge, and against charges by the EEOC.