Julie Q. Brush

Founder & CEO

Julie Brush is the premier legal career strategist, search and industry expert to corporate and law firm executives throughout the globe. She is also considered the go-to mentor and coach to the industry’s highest-profile legal executives. Julie’s strategic approach is tailored uniquely to fit each client and candidate with whom she partners. Her dedication to quality, client service and results is unparalleled in the industry.

Julie’s clients are among the world’s finest public and private organizations. They specifically request her assistance when they want the gold standard search experience and guaranteed success. Her search expertise includes:

  • General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer/Head of Legal (public and private companies; startups)
  • First attorney to establish in house legal department (startups)
  • In House Counsel – all levels, all practices, all industries (public and private companies; startups)
  • Lateral law firm partner and associate

Julie also provides consulting services for C-level executives and legal leadership on a variety of topics including structuring/restructuring legal departments, compensation, hiring trends, diversity and inclusion and employee retention.

Julie 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 GGU School of Law where she was a published Law Review member and Editor; and worked full-time while attending law school in the evening. Julie practiced law with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and served in a corporate/business role at Levi Strauss & Co. before founding Solutus.

Julie currently serves on numerous professional boards and is a national media speaker as the legal industry’s hiring market expert. She is the founder and author of the wildly popular and ABA top-ranked legal career blog The Lawyer Whisperer.

  • 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

The Lawyer Whisperer
“Named by the ABA Journal as one of the “most compelling” and top blogs for legal professionals.”

  • 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)
  • Presenter, How to Bullet-Proof Your In-House Career During Volatile Economic Times– Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Presenter, Managing Your Career Progression During a Pandemic – Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA)
  • Presenter, Fighting Ageism as a Relauncher – iRelaunch/Stanford University Conference
  • Presenter, Achieving Career Success: The Top 10 Dos and Don’ts – CLI
  • Presenter, Planning for a Successful Career, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Presenter, Top 10 Ways Women Sabotage Their Careers and How To Fix It – Women’s General Counsel Network
  • Featured Presenter, Stanford Law School
  • Featured Presenter, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Featured Presenter, CLPN Annual Career Night – Corporate Legal Professional Network (CLPN)
  • Panelist, The Promotion and Retention of Women In The Legal Profession: Why It Makes Business Sense – G&R Women’s Forum
  • Panelist, The In-House Job Market in the Covid Era – South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
  • 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)
  • Co-Presenter, Managing Your Career – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Presenter, Hiring Committee Meeting, Los Angeles, CA  – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • 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