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Matlof Kennedy

Of Counsel

T. 510.393.4212

Julie’s career in litigation, advocacy, and teaching provided valuable tools for workplace investigations. Her experience with interviewing, fact-finding, and analytical writing allowed her to move into this field, and it has become a fulfilling new direction.


Since 2004, Julie has taught a negotiation skills seminar at Stanford Law School. She also coaches students in trial advocacy courses and co-chairs a negotiation colloquium. She designs and leads customized workshops with interactive training and personalized coaching.

Julie directed litigation training at Morrison & Foerster LLP for nearly 10 years, designing and teaching courses on persuasive writing, trial skills, deposition techniques, public speaking, leadership and team building. She has been a guest teacher and speaker at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Practising Law Institute, Stanford Medical School and many law firms, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

Before she shifted her focus to teaching, Julie was a litigation partner at Folger Levin & Kahn LLP, where she specialized in complex business disputes. She has tried several cases before a jury and argued successfully at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Outside the Office

In her free time, Julie enjoys traveling, reading and horseback riding.


“Things won are done; joy’s soul is in the doing.” — William Shakespeare

  • Stanford Associates Governors’ Award
  • California State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Council of Jewish Women, current vice president
  • Camp Kee Tov, current board member
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre, former trustee
  • Congregation Beth El, former president
  • Wexner Heritage Alumni Council, former member
  • Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, former member


Stanford Law School, J.D., with honors

Stanford University, B.A., with honors

Areas of Expertise



State Bar of California