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
  • Member, Infrastructure Masons

Firm Highlights

Publication

A Roadmap to Litigating Privacy Claims? A Look at a Recent Order From the Google Assistant Privacy Litigation

As privacy-related litigation continues to heat up, Judge Beth Freeman (ND Cal.) recently laid out in In re Google Assistant Privacy Litigation (Case No. 19-cv-04286) [1] a potential roadmap for surviving or winning a...

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Protecting Your Internal Intellectual Property Investigation: Privilege and Work Product Under California and Federal Law

As California begins preparing to ease shelter-in-place restrictions, the state’s technology industry is facing the most challenging economic circumstances in recent memory. The state’s technology companies may place new demands on in-house intellectual property...

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CCPA Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that went into effect on January 1, 2020 provided for a grace period to allow companies additional time to come into compliance with the new regulation.  That grace...

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Private Rights of Action and the CCPA—Unlimited Limitation?

As we are all well aware by now, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) (Cal. Civ. Code Sections 1798.100 et seq.) went into effect on Jan. 1. Through its amendments and regulations (the latter...

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COVID-19 IP Lessons: Consider the Big Picture

In any crisis, there are always those that look to take advantage of the situation.  The coronavirus pandemic is no different. Here, we have highlighted a few of the most egregious fortune hunters, attempting...

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Data Centers Are “Critical Infrastructure,” and That May Help Mitigate Business Impacts From COVID-19

With millions of Americans staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis, news outlets and internet infrastructure companies are all reporting significant increases in internet usage.  For example, Cloudflare data from mid-March showed an 18...

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Litigation Management Checklist in the Time of COVID-19

We are all experiencing unprecedented challenges right now, both personally and professionally. To ease some of your legal team’s anxieties, we have put together a litigation-specific checklist with the measures we recommend taking, which...

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Trademark Office Deadlines and Coronavirus-Related Delays (Updated)

With all of the business interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many worldwide trademark offices have taken steps to recognize the issues caused by the crisis. The offices in which applicants from the U.S...

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