Biography

Julia Kropp focuses her litigation practice on technology clients, specifically in representing companies in the hardware, software, semiconductor, and solar industries. She represents public and private corporations in litigation as both defense and plaintiff’s counsel. 

As a practitioner, her clients appreciate her responsiveness and her interpersonal skills. Julia is known for her communication skills, her ability to synthesize complex situations down into key, actionable tasks, and above all, her ability to listen, a capability often in short supply among litigators.

Julia’s experience has emphasized the day-to-day, foundational work that is the framework of effective litigation. In this role, Julia has worked particularly closely with expert witnesses, helping them prepare reports, getting them up to speed on key information, and preparing them for depositions and testimony. She is also experienced in dispositive motion practice.  Julia has been instrumental in a successful trial and in settlement conferences.

Julia also has significant experience in trademark-related matters. Her role encompasses counseling clients on trademark-related strategy and planning, and their pursuit and protection of trademarks and logos.

She maintains an active pro bono practice, where most recently she secured a settlement for a client litigating under the Federal Tort Claims Act, and she previously assisted a client settle a matter in probate litigation. She also previously served as a legal intern for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Distinctions

  • Women Leaders in Tech Law Next Generation Leader - The Recorder (2018)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Secretary, Leap, Arts in Education

Firm Highlights

Event

CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split

Sarah Bell will speak on the Strafford live webinar, "CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split." This CLE webinar will discuss the "indirect discharge" theory of Clean...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Named Among the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2019

Read More
News

Daily Journal Names Jeff Fisher Among Top IP Lawyers in California

Read More
Event

North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to underwrite the North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference featuring keynote speaker Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. The event will also feature...

Read More
Publication

Attorney General Finds Impact Fees on Density Bonus Projects Invalid

In response to questions from a variety of cities across the state regarding the application of “public benefit fees” to density bonus projects, the State Attorney General’s Office published an opinion on April 9...

Read More
Publication

The 10th Circuit Correctly Construes “That Particular Part” Narrowly

We do not often write about coverage opinions from jurisdictions as far away as Oklahoma; however, a recent case from the Federal Tenth Circuit looked at one of our favorite topics and came out...

Read More
News

How to Plan for a Smooth Transition of Your Family Business

Family Wealth Senior Associate Lauren Galbraith discusses how family internal dynamics play a role in transferring significant assets, especially a business, between generations. Link to read the full article.

Read More
Publication

Who 'Owns' a Secret? Whether Trade Secret Licensees Have Standing to Sue in California

If the eye-popping damages awards in several recent lawsuits are any indication, companies are increasingly coming to see their private information as one of their most valuable assets—and California juries apparently agree. For example,...

Read More
Event

Non-Profits, #MeToo and Talent Management in 2019

Barbara Murphy, Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens, speakers, Non-Profits, #MeToo and Talent Management in 2019

Read More
Publication

Individual Accountability in the Huawei Trade Secrets Prosecution

In the ongoing legal battle over the alleged theft of American trade secrets by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, one curious aspect is the lack of charges filed against any individual Huawei employees. On February...

Read More