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Julia R. Houston

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

300 West 6th St., Suite 1850

Austin, TX 78701 Tel - (512) 582-6952

Professional Affiliates

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Women in Public Finance, Texas Chapter


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • University of Illinois, M.S., 1985
  • Marian University, B.A., 1983


Julia (Julie) Houston’s practice focuses on various aspects of traditional public finance and public/private project financing.

Julie has served as bond counsel to various state agencies and local governmental entities, including, special districts, cities, counties and public facility corporations; as underwriter and bank counsel to financial institutions that underwrite and purchase tax-exempt and taxable governmental obligations; and as outside counsel to a public facility corporation that owns and operates a convention center hotel and to professional sports teams that lease bond financed sports venue facilities. Julie also has experience representing domestic banks that provide credit and liquidity facilities for tax-exempt financings. Prior to entering private law practice, Julie served as an assistant attorney general in the Public Finance Division of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas.

Representative Experience