Julia works with employees who have faced discrimination, misclassification, wage and hour violations, and other workplace injustices, advocating for their rights in individual and class cases. She is also a member of the litigation team in our Washington State Voting Rights Lawsuit, working to combat voter suppression and to ensure equal access to the democratic process.
Julia is a 2021 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. In law school, she was an Articles Editor and Executive Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, the leading law review for employment and labor law scholarship. She twice competed in the Traynor Moot Court competition, where her team received the award for Best Brief in 2020. Julia was a member of the Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Consumer Protection Law. She also provided direct legal services through the Workers’ Rights Clinic and the Tenants’ Rights Workshop. Julia received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in Sociology from Yale University in 2013, and spent the year between college and law school as a full-time volunteer at the St. Francis Center, a multi-service non-profit in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood of Redwood City.
Represents hundreds of gig economy workers in legal actions alleging that they were misclassified as independent contractors and should be entitled to minimum wage, overtime pay, and expense reimbursement under California and other state labor laws.