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Choe, Julia
Direct Tel: +1 213 443 3813, Direct Fax: +1 213 443 3100
Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 443 3000 Fax: +1 213 443 3100

With her background as a former federal prosecutor, clients trust Julia Choe to handle significant white collar cases and investigations, lead contentious and sophisticated pretrial litigation, and win difficult cases at trial or in arbitration.

Ms. Choe represents individuals and companies of all sizes in high stakes disputes and government enforcement matters, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property matters, SEC enforcement actions, and white collar criminal defense.  With immeasurable experience inside the courtroom, she knows how to effectively prove a case in front of judges, juries, and arbitrators alike.  She also has significant experience representing individuals and corporate clients in confidential government enforcement matters.  She is skilled in conducting such investigations with the discretion and sensitivity that such representations demand.

Prior to rejoining the firm, Ms. Choe served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.  As a member of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section, she investigated and prosecuted high-profile fraud, hacking, and cyber extortion and stalking cases, as well as intellectual property theft and money laundering cases.  Ms. Choe also handled cases involving significant international coordination and served as a Deputy Chief in the General Crimes Section, where she trained new prosecutors in all aspects of trial preparation.

Ms. Choe is active in the community and currently serves as a commissioner on the Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Commission of the State Bar of California. At the beginning of her legal career, she served as a federal law clerk in the Eastern District of New York.

  • Represented biotech company in trade secrets misappropriation litigation against competitor company.
  • Represented major manufacturer in federal criminal investigation into quality and safety issues.
  • Represented C-suite executive in connection with an SEC investigation involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
  • Represented Fortune 50 company in connection with criminal investigation into pharmaceutical prescriptions. Developed best-practices control framework arising out of same.
  • Harvard Law School 
    (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
    • Dean's Scholar 
  • Harvard University 
    (B.A., Government and Economics, magna cum laude, 2009)
    • Phi Beta Kappa 


  • The State Bar of California
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California:
    • Assistant United States Attorney, Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section and Deputy Chief, General Crimes Section, 2016-2022
  • Keker & Van Nest:
    • Associate, 2015-2016
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable William F. Kuntz, II:
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2014-2015