Julie Q. Brush

Julie Q. Brush

Founding Partner

Email: julieq@solutuslegal.com
Direct Dial: 650-473-3244

[+] Awards

  • Recipient, Women’s Initiative Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Best and Brightest Business Leaders of “40 Under 40”, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
  • Women of Influence, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
  • Recipient, YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award
  • Solutus Legal Search, Best Business Legal Services Award - US Commerce Association

[+] Board Memberships

  • Strategic Development Board, Watermark
  • Co-Chair, General Counsel Network, Watermark
  • Former Board of Advisors, Watermark
  • Board of Advisors, Acritas
  • Board of Advisors, CadenceCounsel
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Women’s Intellectual Property Lawyer’s Association (WIPLA)

[+] Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, What is the Career Path of Today’s IP Counsel? - IP Counsel Café
  • Panelist, The Job Hunt As Corporate Merger, Part I: Conducting Due Diligence in the Hiring Process – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Panelist, The Job Hunt as Corporate Merger Part II – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Panelist, The Promotion and Retention of Women In The Legal Profession: Why It Makes Business Sense – G&R Women’s Forum
  • Panelist, How to Bullet-Proof Your In-House Career During These Volatile Economic Times – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Panelist, CLPN Annual Career Night – Corporate Legal Professional Network (CLPN)
  • Co-Presenter, Managing Your Career – Association of Corporate Counsel  (ACC)
  • Presenter, Hiring Committee Spring Meeting, Los Angeles - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • Featured Presenter, Stanford Law School

[+] Recent Publications

  • Author, The Lawyer Whisperer (daily career/advice column)
  • Monthly column contributor (The Lawyer Whisperer), The Recorder
  • How to Advance Your In House Career, Brush, J. and Escher, J.
  • Exploring the Lateral Partner Market, The Recorder

Julie Brush is recognized as the leading legal search and industry expert to corporate and law firm executives throughout the globe. She has received numerous awards for her professional excellence including: The Women’s Initiative Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Best and Brightest Business Leaders of "40 Under 40" and Women of Influence and the YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Award.

Clients request Julie’s assistance when they want the highest caliber experience, the savviest advice and quickest results. Her practice includes the representation of corporations and law firms, with an expertise in General Counsel, in house placement (all levels) and retained lateral law firm partner searches.

Julie’s corporate clients are among the world’s finest organizations which include Apple, salesforce.com, Netflix, NetApp, Cisco Systems, Genentech, Blackrock, Gilead, Juniper Networks, SugarCRM, Oracle Corporation, Alfresco, NetSuite, Twitch, Sutter Health, Aruba Networks, Quinstreet, Zoosk, Coupons.com, Infineon, Brocade Communications, NVIDIA, FitBit, EMC Corporation, Intuit, Cadence Design Systems, JDS Uniphase, Polycom, and Electronic Arts 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, Reed Smith, K&L Gates, Fish & Neave (now Ropes & Gray), Perkins Coie, Bryan Cave 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 B.A. from UCLA where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Tennis Team and professional tennis tour. She received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law where she was a Law Review member 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 Strategic Development Board for Watermark where she is also the Co-Chair for the organization’s General Counsel Network. She is the co-founder of Salonnieres, a women’s business and legal networking organization for high profile women.  Julie 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).

In addition to her role at Solutus, Julie is the founder and author of the immensely popular legal career advice column The Lawyer Whisperer (“The Dear Abby for Lawyers”) where thousands of legal professionals tune in to Julie’s column each day.

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