Julian Gross, James O. Gibson Innovation Fellow, brings his broad experience as a public interest attorney to PolicyLink to develop innovative legal strategies to advance racial and economic equity. Julian has extensive experience in community economic development, having represented community-based organizations and public entities in negotiations of community benefits agreements and a wide range of equitable development strategies. He has drafted local hiring and contracting policies, negotiated project labor agreements that advance equity goals, and helped design and implement numerous other innovative approaches to capturing economic value for low-income communities. Julian graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and served as a Skadden Fellow upon graduation. [See Legal CV]. In his spare time, he plays guitar in swing bands in Oakland and San Francisco.