Lewis Brisbois Strengthens Corporate Practice with New Partner Hire in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minn. (January 12, 2022) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Julie Firestone to its Minneapolis, Minnesota office as a partner in the firm’s Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and Insurance Regulatory & Compliance Practices. Ms. Firestone brings to the firm more than two decades of experience representing corporations, insurance companies, investment firms, broker-dealers, issuers of securities, registered representatives, and insurance agents. Throughout her career, she has handled complex securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and closely-held corporate disputes, as well as breach of contract and regulatory compliance matters.
In discussing her decision to join Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Firestone said, "In addition to having a strong national practice with offices that serve clients throughout the country, Lewis Brisbois has a thriving local office in Minneapolis with terrific bench strength. I’m excited to join this office that is robust and growing."
Minneapolis Managing Partner Michelle R. Gilboe noted, "With her extensive and diverse corporate experience, Julie's presence will enhance the services that we provide to our clients in Minnesota and throughout our nationwide network. We are thrilled that she has joined us and we look forward to working with her."
Outside of her practice, Ms. Firestone serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Women in Securities Litigation Committee. In addition, she was recently named to the 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list.
Ms. Firestone earned her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Washington.