Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Ken Julian represents companies and individuals in civil and criminal cases and governmental investigations. He has prevailed in matters involving allegations of insider trading, healthcare fraud, financial fraud, false claims, price fixing, FDA violations and environmental contamination. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, corporate executives, physicians and attorneys. His clients include a former Major League Baseball player and a worldwide film star.
Colleagues have described him as a “detail-oriented and relentless” fighter who “understands the subtle art of the destructive cross-examination” (Daily Journal). Ken has developed a reputation as a “cagey courtroom strategist” with a “quick mind,” “gentlemanly demeanor” and “devastating cross examination skills” (OC Weekly).
Ken’s victories include winning a full acquittal for the director of the liver transplant program at St. Vincent Medical Center (“Doctor Acquitted of Coverup in Misallocated Liver Transplant,” Los Angeles Times); defeating a $100 million false claims act investigation on behalf of a global medical device maker; and obtaining dismissal of a 300-count indictment in a high-profile fraud prosecution (“Massive ‘Robo-Signing’ Prosecution Dismissed for Misconduct,” The National Law Journal).
Before joining Manatt, Ken was a deputy chief in the Orange County office of the U.S. Attorney, where he successfully prosecuted Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona in the “highest-profile trial in the history of Orange County’s federal court” (The Orange County Register). During that trial, he “massacre[d]” a key defense witness with a “cross-examination [that] could be used in law school” (“The New Math on How Many Mike Carona Campaign Contributors Got Badges,” OC Weekly).
Ken served for more than 11 years as a federal prosecutor in the Central and Eastern Districts of California, “convicting fraudulent surgery centers, telemarketing businesses and real estate swindlers as well as participating in the investigations into Broadcom billionaire Henry Nicholas, the Samantha Runnion kidnapping/murder and the Mongols Motorcycle Gang.” (“Sheriff Mike Carona Prosecutor Leaves Department of Justice,” OC Weekly).