Julia E. Romano is Counsel in King & Spalding’s Litigation practice. She defends Fortune 100 and other large companies in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, toxic tort and other product liability and tort cases.
Julia has significant case management, deposition, motion and trial experience. She works closely with experts and other team members to evaluate cases, develop trial strategies and, ultimately, obtain favorable outcomes for her clients. In addition to managing a large docket of cases, Julia also serves as an integral member of numerous trial teams.
In 2017, Julia was part of the trial team that won a complete jury defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in the first case to go to verdict wherein plaintiffs alleged Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder were contaminated with asbestos and caused the plaintiff’s mesothelioma. The Herford defense verdict was ranked No. 1 on CVN’s Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2017 and named one of the Top Verdicts in California in 2017 by the Daily Journal.
Just one day after the Herford defense verdict, Julia obtained another significant victory for Johnson & Johnson. After extensive briefing and oral argument, the Court granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion for summary judgment in what would have been the company’s next talc/mesothelioma case to go to trial.
In 2014, Julia was part of the trial team that won a complete jury defense verdict for DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. in the first Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant multi-district litigation case in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas. Julia also had two additional defense verdicts named as Top Ten California Jury Verdicts by the Daily Journal.
Julia earned her B.A. in Psychology and Communication from the University of Southern California (USC), where she was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society and a participant in USC’s International Communication Studies Program. She earned her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where she was an active member of the Moot Court Honors Program, Moot Court Board of Governors, and Student Bar Association.
Julia is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and Lambda Legal. She also serves as a mentor to law students by participating in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity program.
- J.D., Southwestern Law School, with honors
- B.A., Psychology, University of Southern California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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