Practice Profile: Julia Malkina is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s litigation group. She represents prominent corporations, financial institutions and individuals in their most complex and high-stakes matters. Her practice comprises trial court litigation, appellate court litigation and regulatory proceedings in a number of areas, including securities, commodities and criminal law.

Julia’s recent representations include precedent-setting cases charting the standard and evidence courts may consider for rebutting price impact in securities actions following the Supreme Court’s Halliburton II decision, delineating the limits of the Commodity Exchange Act’s extraterritorial reach under the Supreme Court’s Morrison decision, and testing important issues left unresolved by the Supreme Court’s Cyan decision.

Leadership, Pro Bono and Civic Work: Julia is active in pro bono work, representing clients in criminal matters, including in pre-trial, plea and sentencing proceedings, and on appeal. She also is a member of S&C’s Women’s Initiative Committee, which seeks to recruit, retain and advance the Firm’s women lawyers.

Prior Experience:

  • Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 2020-Present
  • Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 2015-2019
  • Law Clerk, Justices Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) and Stephen G. Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court, 2013-2014
  • Bristow Fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 2012-2013
  • Law Clerk, then-Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2011-2012.


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2011
  • B.A., UC Berkeley, 2008

What advice would you give to young lawyers? Try your best in all things big and small and take every opportunity to learn and grow. You never know what will have a profound impact on your career.


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