Legal Issues in Context Sensitive Design [Summary]
Julia L. Perry is Counsel to the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (Eastern), a part of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Eastern is responsible for the design and administration of construction contracts for the construction or reconstruction of roads on Federally-administered lands in the Eastern half of the United States -- including National Parks, Forests, and Refuges. Eastern's projects have included everything from major parkways -- such as the 50 year-old Blue Ridge Parkway and the brand new Natchez Trace Parkway -- to repaving the driveway in front of the White House. As Counsel, Julia serves under the Chief Counsel of the FHWA. She defends or assists in the defense of construction and tort claims brought against the Agency or its Client Agencies; advises the Division on interpretation and development of specifications, statutes, regulations, and policies; and concurs in procurement authorizations. Julia has served as Counsel to Eastern since 1984. Prior to that, she served for six years in the General Law Division of the Office of the Chief Counsel in FHWA. She is a graduate of the George Washington University's National Law Center and got undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.