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University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1990.Notes Editor, Hastings International & Comparative Law Review.
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Anthropology, Math, English, summa cum laude, 1987.
Kenneth Julian is a successful and well-recognized trial attorney in criminal and civil proceedings. Mr. Julian represents business entities and professional individuals in white-collar criminal cases and conducts internal investigations for business entities following allegations of financial irregularities, regulatory violations, and employee misconduct. Mr. Julian's principal areas of civil practice include all types of complex commercial litigation, including securities, antitrust, banking, and RICO disputes.
Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Julian was a Deputy Chief in the Orange County office of the United States Attorney and served for over 11 years as a federal prosecutor in the Central and Eastern Districts of California. While serving as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Julian handled several high-profile criminal trials, including the public corruption trial of Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona. As a prosecutor, Mr. Julian tried 15 federal criminal cases, including numerous complex fraud matters, all of which resulted in convictions.
Mr. Julian's white-collar defense practice involves representing clients in criminal jury trials and all phases of governmental investigations. Mr. Julian works with federal and state prosecutors to avoid the filing of criminal charges whenever possible. Mr. Julian has successfully defended individuals and business entities under investigation and/or charged with antitrust and environmental law violations, public official bribery, and fraud involving banks, healthcare, and the sale of securities.
Indictment Dismissed: In February 2013, Mr. Julian secured a complete pre-trial dismissal of a 300 count Indictment in a high-profile prosecution brought by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, which charged a title officer with notarization-related crimes arising out of the foreclosure crisis (“robo-signing”). Mr. Julian secured the dismissal on the grounds that the grand jury proceeding was tainted with improper evidence. State of Nevada v. Sheppard, C-11-277573-2.
Reduced Fine Disposition: In October 2012, while serving as lead defense counsel for a major Taiwanese auto lights manufacturer charged with federal criminal price fixing, Mr. Julian won a tentative evidentiary ruling from the court excluding the government's best evidence from being introduced at trial. In the wake of this ruling, the matter was resolved for a greatly reduced fine with no term of probation. United States v. Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co., Ltd., CR-11-0488 (N.D. Cal.).
Acquittal on All Counts: In September 2011, after a three-week federal jury trial, Mr. Julian won an acquittal on all counts for the former Director of the Liver Transplant Program at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, who was charged with conspiracy, making false statements, and falsifying records within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. United States v. Lopez, CR-10-0011 (C.D. Cal.).
Indictment Dismissed: In April 2010, while Mr. Julian served as lead trial counsel, the government dismissed its case against a business entity charged with criminal violations of federal environmental laws. United States v. Chemoil Terminals Corp., CR-09-1264 (C.D. Cal.).
"Massive 'Robo-Signing' Prosecution Dismissed for Misconduct," The National Law Journal, February 27, 2013.
"Heart Docs Face Extra Heat in Fraud Cases," Modern Physician, January 2, 2013.
"Eagle Eyes Fined $5M In Auto Light Price-Fixing Case," Law360, October 16, 2012.
"Feds OK Eagle Eyes Leniency Request In Price-Fixing Case," Law360, October 11, 2012.
“Auto Cos. Seek to Bar Plea Docs From Criminal Antitrust Trial,” Law360, September 21, 2012.
"A SOX provision that could blindside your company," Inside Counsel, August, 23, 2012.
“Edwards Trial Will Test DOJ's Theory of Campaign Law,” Law360, April 13, 2012.
“Doctor on Trial: Anatomy of an Acquittal,” The National Law Journal, October 10, 2011.
“Doctor Acquitted of Cover-Up in Misallocated Liver Transplant,” Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2011.
“Conducting Internal Investigations: 8 Important Steps,” Inside Counsel, August 1, 2011.
“Discovery to Chart Course in Edwards Case,” Law360, June 20, 2011.
“Edwards Charged Over Campaign Donations Used to Hide Affair,” Businessweek, June 3, 2011.
“Veteran Federal Prosecutor Follows Successful Trial Against Former Sheriff Mike Carona With Move Into High-Stakes Private Practice,” Press Release, June 30, 2009.
“Prosecutor of Orange County Sheriff is Headed for Manatt,” The Daily Journal, June 9, 2009.
“Numbers Crunched: The New Math on How Many Mike Carona Campaign Contributors Got Badges,” O.C. Weekly, December 18, 2008.
“Two Aggressive Prosecutors Take On America’s Sheriff,” The Daily Journal, November 28, 2007.
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