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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

Julia Choe is a seasoned trial lawyer with a practice focused on white collar defense, intellectual property, and high-stakes, complex commercial litigation.   

Ms. Choe previously 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.  Further, Ms. Choe represented the United States in numerous violent crimes cases, including gang, kidnapping, and murder cases, several of which involved high-level, international coordination.  Just prior to joining the firm, she served as a Deputy Chief in the General Crimes Section, where she was responsible for overseeing and training new prosecutors in all aspects of trial preparation.

Prior to becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Choe was an associate at Keker, Van Nest & Peters, and served as a federal law clerk in the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Choe is active in the community and serves as a commissioner on the Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Commission of the State Bar of California.

  • 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