Holloway, Julie Madeleine

Julie Madeleine Holloway

Retired Partner

Julie Holloway retired from the partnership in April 2021. She was former Co-Chair of the firm’s San Francisco Litigation & Trial Department, and was nationally recognized as a leading IP litigator and trial lawyer. She combined outstanding trial skills and a strong technical background to provide clients a unique edge in their complex patent cases.

Ms. Holloway tried more than 15 patent cases in district court and before the US International Trade Commission (ITC). She has particular experience in cross-examining PhD technical experts on the complex technical issues at the heart of her opponent’s case. Clients described her cross-examinations as the high point of the trial.

At the time of her retirement, Ms. Holloway was one of only a handful of lawyers in the country with a combination of more than 20 years of extensive trial work and in-depth knowledge and technical experience garnered from her prelaw education and career as an electrical engineer. This coupling of legal and scientific acumen made Ms. Holloway unique in her field and the go-to lawyer for technology companies in high-stakes intellectual property disputes. Notably, she tried four patent cases in a single year — two for plaintiffs and two for defendants.

At the time of her retirement, she was a member of the Intellectual Property section of the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the ITC Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, she was the Chair of the Inaugural Conference Committee for the PTAB Association.


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1998
    Order of the Coif, Editor, California Law Review, Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, George Washington University, 1989
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1984