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)
  • 2017 Outstanding Volunteer, The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Secretary, Leap, Arts in Education

Firm Highlights

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Join Erica Villanueva for a discussion on "Coverage Arguments that Work in Court but May Backfire at Mediation" at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Details: In mediation, context is everything. Who are you...

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Raymond Sheen will speak at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar session, "Fingerprints, Facial Recognition, Permission? Oh My! Biometric Privacy Coverage Litigation Arriving Soon in Your State." Details: The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act...

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ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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New Laws for California Employers in 2020

The California Legislature and Governor Newsom have passed a sizable list of new laws governing the workplace in 2020. Employers are, once again, advised to evaluate their workplace rules and practices to insure they keep...

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Farella Braun + Martel’s Jerome Braun Honored With Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law

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Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say

Insurance Recovery Partner Tyler Gerking commented in  The Wall Street Journal article "Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say." In the article, Tyler said that such direct actions by a nation-state against...

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Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition

C.J. Higley was mentioned in the article, "Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition."  According to the article, the Transbay district Parcel F tower would include 165 condos, 189...

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Trade Secret Hygiene for Current Employees

Published on  ACCDocket.com . By Walt Norfleet, Smiths Group plc and Eugene Y. Mar, Farella Braun + Martel LLP In the first two parts of this series on best practices in protecting trade secrets, we...

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End of a Decade - Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2019 comes to a close, we thought about our customary note to nonprofit officers and directors to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. But since this...

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AB 37: State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

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