Juliana Neelbauer focuses her practice on virtual general counsel for for-profit, non-profit charitable, trade organizations, and high-net worth individuals/families which hail from the consumer tech, commercial tech, health care, industrial/supply chain, finance, government contracting, charitable, and political action industries.

Prior to joining DEF, Juliana was the chief operating officer of Ad Hoc LLC, a fast-growth, federal prime contracting company that builds custom web portals to deliver government services more efficiently to millions of Americans by using Agile software development and other modern web development methods. Juliana oversaw the scaling of Ad Hoc from a 9-person small business to a 90-employee mid-market prime contractor with a 10x increase in revenues within a 14-month period.

In the academic realm, Juliana has organized a legal clinic program for “hacker” participants of the University of Maryland’s Bitcamp, Georgia Tech’s HackGT, and U. Maryland’s all-female Technica hackathon events. Juliana served for half of a decade as the Attorney Advisor to the executive board and entrepreneurs of the student-governed Startup Shell incubator on the University of Maryland campus, and as a business mentor and lecturer for Mtech Program in the Clark School of Engineering and for Fearless Founders classes at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Juliana is a Penn undergraduate interviewer for the North Atlanta region and a past board member of the Penn Club of DC.