Julia Ushakova-Stein


Julia Ushakova-Stein is a tax attorney at Fenwick & West, LLP in Mountain View, California. Julia focuses her practice on U.S. tax planning and tax controversy matters, with an emphasis on international tax planning (inbound and outbound) and restructurings, M&A and transfer pricing. She represents clients from a diverse set of industries and geographic areas. She has represented a number of Fortune 500 companies in U.S. federal income tax matters and has successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at all levels.

Julia was honored as one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 in the United States by the American Bar Association in 2018 and was the only person to win Euromoney’s Women in Business Law’s Americas Rising Star in Tax award in 2017. She appears in Euromoney’s 2019, 2018, and 2017 Expert Guides: Rising Stars in the Tax category and International Tax Review’s 2017 Women in Tax Leaders. Julia was also recognized by California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2019 and 2018, and was shortlisted in the Best in Tax and Tax Disputes category for Euromoney’s 2019 and 2018 Americas Rising Star awards.

Julia also teaches international tax in the Master’s Program at San Jose State University and regularly speaks at major tax conferences for professional tax groups. She also regularly authors articles on international tax topics.

Julia received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as the Supervising, Development, and Executive Editor for the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  She received her B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, in accounting from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management and the Honors College.

Fenwick has one of the World’s Top Tax Planning and Tax Transactional Practices, according to International Tax Review, and is first tier in tax, according to World Tax. Fenwick is consistently named the San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review and has been named U.S. Tax Litigation Firm of the Year a number of times. International Tax Review has recognized Fenwick as the Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year and the West Coast Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year.


J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2011)
BSBA, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management (2008)