​​​​Main Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Litigation



Julia graduated with Provost's Honors from the University of California, San Diego in 2009, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Political Science-Public Law. She went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, receiving Certificates of Specialization with Distinction in Intellectual Property in 2013. While in law school, Julia interned for the Honorable Socrates Manoukian of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County.

Prior to joining the firm, Julia worked in the Bay Area for Genentech, Inc. and for a prominent Silicon Valley law firm that specializes in intellectual property law, namely patent prosecution, litigation, and corporate law.

J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California

B.S. in Biology and Political Science-Public Law, University of California, San Diego

Admissions and Lisences:
California State Bar
Washington, D.C. Bar
USPTO eligible

Honors & Awards:

J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law Honors: 

  • Certificate of Specialization with Distinction in Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Dean’s List
  • Faculty Merit Scholarship recipient


Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA)
Asian Pacific American Law Society Association (APALSA)

Asian American Bar Association (AABA)


  • Carr and Ferrell LLP

Menlo Park, California
Attorney/Interim Patent Support Manager   

  • Genentech, Inc.                                                                                                                                         

South San Francisco, California

  • Law Office of James M. Barrett PLC                                                                                                                     

Los Altos, California, 
Post-Bar Law Clerk/Of Counsel 

Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese; interpreting experience.
Conversant in French.          


Julia Y. Chang

Senior Associate - Silicon Valley

Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP

68 Willow Road
Menlo Park, California 94025

Direct:  (408) 667-1672

Email:  jc@hfk.law