Juli Faris Bruce is chief legal advisor of NBBJ, providing legal guidance and oversight to all leadership levels of the firm. She manages both the internal and external legal teams and oversees NBBJ’s compliance function to ensure NBBJ conducts its business according to applicable international, federal and state laws and regulations. Juli provides general legal counsel and risk management guidance on projects, contracts, potential claims, intellectual property, real estate leasing, joint ventures, entity structure, licensing and governance. Juli first joined the firm in 2004 as Assistant General Counsel and was promoted to General Counsel in 2012. She has extensive experience negotiating complex transactions both domestic and international. Prior to joining NBBJ, she spent 15 years in private practice specializing in mergers and acquisitions.