Scott Technology Attorneys

Julie Machal-Fulks

Professional Biography

Julie Machal-Fulks leads a team of attorneys in representing and defending clients in legal matters relating to information technology. Her practice focuses on complex litigation ranging from privacy and network security, data breach notification and crisis management, intellectual property disputes, service provider negligence claims, and content-based injuries such as copyright and trademark infringement in software, the Internet, and all forms of tangible media.

Her focused practice has made Julie a trusted resource in her field, often invited to submit papers and present on topics including data breach notification, security incident response, and defending against regulatory and consumer class actions.

Biography Summary



State License status Year acquired
Texas Eligible To Practice In Texas 2000
California Eligible To Practice In California


New York Eligible To Practice In New York



School Major Degree Graduated
University of Houston School of Law Law Juris Doctorate 2000
Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi English BA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors 1997


Year Judge
2000-2001 United States Magistrate Judge Adriana Arce-Flores


Position Association Name  
Member Managed Service Providers Alliance  
Partner Microsoft Software Asset Management Partner  
Member Executive Women's Golf Association  


All Texas State Courts
All California State Courts
All New York State Courts
United States District Court for the Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas


Dallas Opera Inner Circle
Reading Radio Resource, Prom Night Executive Chair    2011-2013


Date Presentation
May 2016 38th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute: Software as a Service and Cloud Contracts: Avoiding the Risks
April 2016 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: The Best Defense is a Good Offense: How the Certification Revisions will Help Reduce Licensing Liability for MSPs
February 2016 State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Workshop: Managing Software Compliance
January 2016 Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Legal Risks of IBM Licensing  
October 2015 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Getting Stripped of Your Profits: How to Use Contractual Language to Minimize Risks
September 2015 Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Oracle Licensing Considerations
April 2015      Clear Law Institute Webinar: Drafting IT Master Services Agreements
March 2015 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Six Secrets to Negotiating Managed Services Agreements
October 2014 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Managed Services Contract Negotiation Workgroup
October 2014 Strafford CLE Webinar: Drafting IT Master Services Agreements 
March 2014 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: Managed Services Contract Negotiation: How to Win More Business While Staying Safe! 
October 2013     MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference: How to Compete as an MSP in a Regulated World 
September 2013 Dallas County Bar Association Computer Law Section CLE: Enterprise Software Licensing  
July 2013     Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Hot Topics in Adobe Licensing 
March 2013 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: Managing Risk, Compliance and Legal Hurdles in Your MSP & Cloud Practice  
October 2012 CAUCUS IT Procurement Summit: Key Strategies for Resolving Software Disputes 
October 2012     MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: Not on my Cloud! How to Differentiate your Cloud Offering 
March 2012 Scott & Scott Webinar: The Legal Risks of IBM Licensing 
February 2012 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: Building a Verticle Around Regulated Industries to Increase Your Business 
November 2011 Texas Wesleyan Business Leadership Symposium: Enterprise Software Licensing, New Choices - New Obligations 
September 2011 MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference & Expo: The HITECH Act and Its Impact on MSPs 
August 2010 NTEC Task Force Quarterly Meeting: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
June 2010 ISSA Meeting: Responding to Data Breaches
April 2010 Secure World Dallas Spotlight: Responding to Data Breaches
December 2009 MSP Alliance Webinar: Service Level Agreement Marketing, Legalities and Monitoring for the Managed Service Provider
November 2009 MSP Alliance: Using Service Level Agreements
August 2009 Brighttalk Webinar: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
May 2009 MSP Alliance: A Legal Guide to Managed Services
July 2007 Dallas CLE: Legally Defensible Privacy & Security Policies
June 2007 San Antonio CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
May 2007 NASD Chicago: The Business Impact of Data Breach
May 2007 IT Compliance Institute: Legally Defensible Privacy & Security Policies
December 2006 Austin CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
November 2006 Houston CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
September 2006 Dallas CLE: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
July 2006 Dallas County Bar Association, Computer Law Section: Privacy, Network Security & the Law
May 2006 Ventura County Bar Association: Successfully Defending Software Audits


Publication Article
Texas Lawyer The Importance of Escrow Agreements in Software and Technology License Agreements
Texas Lawyer Is Your Head in the Cloud? How to Talk Techy to Your IT Staff
Texas Lawyer 3 Keys for Valuing Software License Disputes 
Texas Lawyer Production of Electronic Records in Global Market
Texas Lawyer Business Continuity Risks for Hosted and Cloud Services
Texas Lawyer Navigating Termination Provisions in Software Agreements
Texas Lawyer Geographic Limitations in Software Licenses
Texas Lawyer The Importance of Indemnification Provisions in Software License Agreements
Texas Lawyer Doing Deals: Don't Forget Software Licensing
Texas Lawyer 4 Questions In-House Counsel Can Ask to Understand How to Protect Proprietary Information
Texas Lawyer     IT's Response to Software Audits Needs Legal's Input
The Licensing Journal Managing Software License Disputes: Cooperation or Litigation
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Technology for the Litigator Defending Enterprise Clients in Publisher Software Audits
Texas Lawyer Copyright Protection and Lawyer Advertising
Texas Lawyer     Responding to Data and Security Breaches
Texas Wesleyan Law Review Enterprise Software Licensing: New Options - New Obligations
Texas Lawyer Click-Wrap, Shrink-Wrap, and Browse-Wrap Agreements
The ITAM Review IBM Virtualization; Five Hidden Costs
Scott & Scott, LLP Legal Issues in Autodesk Licensing Guide
Texas Lawyer Negotiating Enterprise Software Licenses
Enterprise Features  Winning the War Against Digital Espionage and Data Privacy Leaks
IT Compliance Institute Journal Privacy, Network Security and the Law
Texas Lawyer Managing Software License Disputes: Cooperation or Litigation
Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Responding to a Data Breach
IT Compliance Institute Journal Laptop Data Breach: Mitigating Risks through Encryption & Liability Insurance
Journal of Legal Technology Risk Management Privacy, Network Security and the Law A Legal Guide to Managed Services

Media Coverage

Publication Topic
CIO How to manage the risks and costs of software compliance
ITWorld Beware of Oracle's licensing 'traps,' law firm warns
TechNewsWorld The Rise of Cybervigilantism
InformationWeek SAP Court Move Could Limit Oracle Evidence
E-Commerce Times 'Frivolous' Facebook Lawsuit May Have a Leg to Stand On Scott & Scott LLP Issues Response to Data Security Incident at Neiman Marcus