Julyana Dawson is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy groups. She concentrates her practice on representing financial institutions that offer a variety of consumer financial products and services.

Julyana counsels clients on compliance with international, federal and state consumer finance and privacy laws, including prohibitions on unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Julyana also represents companies in responding to government investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and state regulators.

Julyana’s practice spans a range of services. Her recent work includes counseling clients on navigating digital assets, cryptocurrency, and quantum computing; rolling out Fintech, Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) and marketplace lending and retail and home improvement financing programs; complex white-collar, and antitrust litigation; and advising clients on federal and state data privacy and information security requirements.

Julyana is actively involved in Mayer Brown initiatives. She is a member of both the Latino and Black Lawyers Affinity Groups of the Washington DC office, and active in the firm’s Pro Bono practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Julyana was a judicial intern at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a law clerk for congresspersons in the Senate and House of Representatives, and Submissions Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal of Modern Critical Races Perspectives.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese


Georgetown University Law Center, JD

Florida State University, BS, summa cum laude


  • District of Columbia