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Top 10 Tips to Building and Maintaining a Successful Legal Career

Speaker(s): Julie Q. Brush
Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2016
PLI Program #: 170902

Julie Brush is widely recognized as the premier legal search and industry expert to corporate and law firm executives throughout the globe. She has received numerous awards including The Women’s Initiative Organization Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, The Best and Brightest Business Leaders of “40 Under 40'' and the prestigious YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Award. Julie is recognized in the industry for her impeccable client service, unmatched knowledge of the legal market and uncompromising integrity. Clients specifically request Julie’s assistance when they want the highest caliber experience, most sought after candidates and quickest results. Her practice includes the representation of corporations and law firms, with an expertise in retained law firm partner, in house senior intellectual property and General Counsel searches.

Julie’s corporate clients are among the world’s finest organizations which include Apple, NetApp, Cisco Systems, SAP, Gilead,, Juniper Networks, Blackrock, Oracle Corporation, Borland Software Corporation, Sutter Health, Brocade Communications, Expedia, Longs Drugs, EMC Corporation, Intuit, SugarCRM, JDS Uniphase, Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), Axalta Coatings, Polycom, Electronic Arts, LiveOps and, to name a few.

Her law firm retained partner search roster is equally impressive. A small sampling of her retained partner success includes Davis Polk & Wardwell, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Latham & Watkins, Cooley Godward, Wilson Sonsini, K&L Gates, Ropes & Gray, Perkins Coie, Bryan Cave, Allen Matkins and Shook Hardy Bacon.

As the Co-Founder of Solutus Legal Search, Julie’s background incorporates an impressive mix of business and legal experience. She earned her BA from UCLA where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Tennis Team and professional tennis tour. She received her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law where she was a Law Review Member and Editor; and worked full-time while attending law school in the evening. Julie practiced real estate law with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and served in a corporate/business role at Levi Strauss & Co. before founding Solutus.

Julie is on the Board of Advisors for Watermark (formerly the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives) where she is also the Co-Chair for the organization’s General Counsel Network. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Acritas and CadenceCounsel and was an Advisory Board member of the Women’s Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (WIPLA). Julie has served on numerous legal industry panels and frequently lectures to law students at the country’s finest law schools. She is the founder and author of the immensely popular legal blog The Lawyer Whisperer (