Profile

Julia’s practice includes a broad range of civil and criminal matters. In this capacity, she has represented clients in cases involving securities violations, malpractice and professional liability, healthcare, insurance coverage, partnership and shareholder disputes, employment, copyright, entertainment, civil rights, and environmental issues.

Her civil practice includes both plaintiff- and defense-side representation at the trial and appellate levels. On the criminal side, she has represented clients in both state and federal courts at every stage of investigations and charged proceedings. Julia is also an active participant in the firm’s pro bono program, partnering with leading pro bono organizations to author amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court challenging, for instance, a racially discriminatory Arizona law and risks to California medical patient privacy. She also has represented indigent individuals in immigration and criminal proceedings. Julia is a member of the Union Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

Immediately following law school, Julia served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. David O. Carter of the Central District of California. 

Experience

Julia's recent experience includes:

  • Representing an emerging technology company in a multi-jurisdictional litigation against a former supplier and business partner
  • Representing a major media company to secure injunctive relief against trademark violations by a former corporate partner
  • Representing the former CEO of a major technology company in multiple securities litigations and related SEC enforcement proceedings to secure favorable settlements in all actions
  • Representing a large group of executives and employees in connection with a criminal investigation against their employer for regulatory violations
  • Representing members of the corn products industry in successfully disqualifying a major law firm from serving as counsel to their adversaries in a bet-the-company litigation
  • Representing a leading law firm in a professional liability and tort action
  • Representing a group of investors in a class action against the accountants of a fraudulent investment scheme and securing a favorable settlement
  • Representing a major record label in multiple actions involving alleged copyright infringement and related torts
  • Representing client in criminal investigation into alleged healthcare kickback scheme
  • Acting as lead counsel in a federal criminal matter regarding alleged benefits fraud, from pre-indictment negotiations through sentencing
  • Representing a manufacturer of computer software and successfully defeating at trial claims of non-functionality, while obtaining a favorable verdict on client’s counterclaims
  • As part of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute public defense clinic, first-chairing a criminal jury trial resulting in a complete acquittal for the client

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Publications & Presentations

Co-author Reconsidering the First Sale Rule’s Application to the Gray Market Law360 (May 2012)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Middlebury College, B.A., summa cum laude, History

Admissions

Bars

  • California
  • U.S. District Court: Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

Clerkships

  • Hon. David O. Carter, U.S. District Court: Central District of California