Julie Leonhardt LaTorre serves as Chief Operating Officer for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the global servicing and operations functions for the Sotheby's International Realty® brand. With an extensive background, working across various sectors of the real estate industry, LaTorre has gleaned an invaluable global business acumen. She has experience as a transactional attorney, as well as having worked closely with auction houses and luxury brands, and has a keen understanding of an affiliate-based business model. LaTorre’s focus for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is to drive strategic growth globally, expand top-notch services initiatives, and develop business-changing tools for affiliates to better serve their clientele. Prior to joining Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, LaTorre was senior vice president of affiliate services and head of operations, EMERIA region, for Christie’s International Real Estate. She has also held positions as a commercial real estate finance attorney at two leading Wall Street firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP. Before earning her law degree, LaTorre worked in education serving as a high school teacher in the Greater Los Angeles Area and then managing the Medicaid Choice Education Project for the State of New York. While at Cadwalader, LaTorre served as co-founder and chair of the Women's Leadership Initiative. She is an active supporter of Something New, formerly known as the Freedom Foundation, a non-profit organization in Selma, Alabama that empowers young people to find their voice and expand their opportunities by providing extracurricular activities and mentoring, as well as providing a sense of community. LaTorre was also a funder of the documentary film I WILL DANCE. Along with her many career accomplishments, LaTorre is a graduate of Westmont College, holds a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University Law School, and is fluent in Spanish.