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

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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News

A Major Victory for hiQ Labs, Ninth Circuit Upholds Its Right to Access Publicly Available LinkedIn Data

In a blockbuster ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed startup hiQ Labs, Inc.’s preliminary injunction (PI) against LinkedIn granted by Judge Edward Chen of the United States District Court for the Northern...

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Publication

California Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies That the Notice-Prejudice Rule Is a Fundamental Public Policy That May Override Choice of Law Provisions

In  Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company , the California Supreme Court resolved two previously open questions in insurance law: (1) it concluded that the notice-prejudice rule [1]  is a fundamental public policy...

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Event

CalCPA: Wine Industry Conference

Lauren Gilbreth will present the session "Succession Planning" at the CalCPA - Wine Industry Conference. The ever dynamic wine industry is fraught with complicated tax, labor and accounting issues. Please join us as we...

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Event

Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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Publication

Changing Climate, Changing Laws: Addressing CEQA’s New Wildfire Risk Requirements in Project Development

Wildfires pose an increasingly serious threat to the public and environment in California. So it should be no surprise that the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) amended Appendix G of California Environmental...

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News

Ninth Circuit Upholds Data Miner's Injunction Against LinkedIn

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with data analytics company hiQ Labs, Inc. and upheld an injunction barring LinkedIn from blocking it from accessing information made publicly available by the professional networking site’s users...

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Publication

San Francisco COPA Program Rules Released

The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) released program rules for the Community to Purchase Act (COPA) on September 3, 2019. The recently enacted COPA program (codified in Chapter 41B of the...

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Publication

INSIGHT: Are Your Employees Using Messaging Apps for Business Communications? Understanding Compliance Implications

Employees are using ephemeral messaging apps—where messages “disappear"—but do they? Farella Braun + Martel attorneys lay out legal pitfalls and compliance issues and the digital minefield that arises when employees don’t use company-sanctioned email...

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News

Melissa S. Hung Named a 2019 Asian American Bar Association LEAD Fellow

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