Julie Firestone

Partner

  • location icon Minneapolis, MN
    Wells Fargo Center
    90 7th Street, Suite 2800
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

Julie Firestone is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and Insurance Regulatory & Compliance Practices. Julie represents corporations, insurance companies, investment firms, broker-dealers, issuers of securities, registered representatives, and insurance agents in class actions, regulatory proceedings, and other adversary matters. Julie's litigation practice includes representing clients in securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and closely-held corporate disputes. She also focuses on regulatory compliance and customer complaints. Julie's legal experience includes matters involving securities fraud, breach of contract, common law fraud, RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, suitability, selling away, and unauthorized trading.

Julie is the co-chair of the ABA Women in Securities Litigation Committee and the former co-chair of the ABA Securities Litigation Committee.

As part of her pro bono practice, Julie represents individuals seeking asylum, working in cooperation with the Advocates for Human Rights.

She was honored as a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2014 and was named to the Super Lawyers list in 2021 and 2022.

Publications

"The Dangers of Doing Good: Litigation Risks from Public ESG Statements," Co-authored, Environmental, Social, & Governance Law, December 2021

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota
    • Washington
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers - 2021
  • Minnesota Attorney of the Year - 2014

Education

University of Washington School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1997

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts, English, 1994

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