Julia Wilton is a Senior Associate at Forward Risk, where she helps to directly manage the needs of one of the firm’s largest OCIO clients and manages a team of researchers. Julia has extensive experience conducting investigative research across all of the firm’s core practice areas, and in leading teams of analysts. The large majority of her work at Forward Risk has been in support of private equity and pre-merger and acquisition due diligence, and in shareholder activism and litigation support matters. With French and German language capacities, she has frequently undertaken multifaceted investigations for clients doing business throughout Europe, Australasia, and North America.
Julia is also an enthusiastic leader of the company’s pro bono research efforts, and recently assisted a team of lawyers on an immigration matter that helped to keep a threatened deportee in the U.S.
Prior to joining Forward Risk, Julia served as a consultant at the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Hub for Arab States in Amman, Jordan, where she analyzed Middle Eastern counterterrorism strategies and developed the UNDP’s regional countering violent extremism programming. She formerly worked for the Government of Canada and on Canadian political campaigns, as well as at several foreign policy think-tanks, including the World Policy Institute.
Julia is a native of Toronto, Canada (eh?) and lives in D.C. with her husband, Patrick, and their precious golden retriever, Winston. A self-described ‘political animal,’ Julia is an avid traveler, eater, and reader, who, contrary to her Canadian roots, is truthfully more passionate about (European) soccer than hockey.
Education & Certification
University of Toronto, Honours B.A. in Peace, Conflict & Justice Studies and Political Science
New York University, M.S. in Global Affairs in Transnational Security, Summa Cum Laude