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Greene Espel, PLLP
Sybil Dunlop is a national thought leader on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”). She founded
her law firm’s DEI practice, publishes research in the field, and teaches award-winning DEI
programming. In recognition of her efforts, Minnesota Lawyer selected Sybil as a Diversity &
Inclusion Honoree in 2018, and the Hennepin County Bar Association awarded her its Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in 2019. Minnesota Lawyer also named Sybil a 2020 “Attorney of the Year.”
Sybil is a partner with Greene Espel PLLP in Minneapolis, where she handles complex litigation for local and international clients. As a counselor, she advises Fortune 100 clients through business disputes with contractors, clients, and business partners. As a litigator, Sybil is a passionate advocate with first-chair trial and arbitration experience. She has also represented clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including the first patent owner to score a complete victory in a CBM proceeding. No matter the situation, Sybil invests in learning each client’s business and works to craft a strategy aimed at achieving identified objectives.
Prior to joining Greene Espel, Sybil clerked for the Honorable James M. Rosenbaum of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Sybil graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, Order of the Coif, where she served as Senior Notes Editor for the law review. Before attending law school, Sybil lived and worked in Washington, DC, where she served as Political Research Deputy for EMILY’s List.
As an active legal scholar and enthusiastic teacher, Sybil writes a monthly column for the
Minnesota Lawyer, hosts a recurring webcast series, teaches nationally on federal practice,
privilege, legal writing, and implicit bias.
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