Julie Q. Brush

Julie Q. Brush

Founding Partner
Silicon Valley & San Francisco Offices

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
  • Recipient, YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award
  • Solutus Legal Search Voted Among the Top Legal Search Firms in California in first year of operation - Daily Journal
  • Solutus Legal Search, Best Business Legal Services Award - US Commerce Association

[+] Board Memberships

  • Board of Advisors, Watermark (formerly the Forum For Women Entrepreneurs & Executives)
  • Co-Chair, General Counsel Network – Watermark (formerly the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives)
  • Board of Advisors, Acritas
  • 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

  • How to Advance Your In House Career, Brush, J. and Escher, J.
  • Exploring the Lateral Partner Market – The Recorder

Julie Brush is widely recognized as the premier legal search and industry expert to corporate and law firm executives throughout the globe.  She is the recipient of Women’s Initiative Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was selected as one of the Best and Brightest Business Leaders of "40 Under 40" by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.  She also has earned 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, Gilead, Amazon.com, Juniper Networks, Barclays Global Investors, Oracle Corporation, Borland Software Corporation, Sutter Health, Brocade Communications, Expedia, Longs Drugs, EMC Corporation, Intuit, Sharper Image Corp, JDS Uniphase, Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), Polycom, Electronic Arts, LiveOps and salesforce.com, to name a few.

Her law firm retained partner search roster is equally impressive. A small sampling of her retained partner success includes Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Latham & Watkins, Cooley Godward, Wilson Sonsini, K&L Gates, Thelen Reid & Priest, Fish & Neave (now 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 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.

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