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Sybil L. Dunlop
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Assistant: Jennifer Onsgard
Phone: 612.373.8334

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, Order of the Coif (2008); Senior Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • B.A., Smith College (2001) 

Experience

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable James M. Rosenbaum, Judicial Clerk (2008-2010)
  • EMILY’s List, Political Research Deputy (2001-2005)
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Sybil Dunlop handles complex litigation for local and international clients in both the public and private sectors. She has represented businesses engaged in commercial, patent, and shareholder disputes as well as counties, cities, and school districts facing constitutional, commercial, and class claims. Sybil has served her clients from initial investigations through trial. While Sybil prides herself on her ability to effect early (and cost effective) resolution of client disputes, she also has first-chair trial experience.

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 Vanderbilt Law Review. Before attending law school, she received her B.A. from Smith College and lived and worked in both Geneva, Switzerland, and Washington, DC.

An active legal scholar and enthusiastic teacher, Sybil’s articles have appeared in Hamline’s, St. John’s, and Vanderbilt’s Law Reviews, and she writes a monthly opinion column for Minnesota Lawyer. Sybil is frequently invited to present on the latest developments in the areas of qualified immunity, privilege, and motion practice.  

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • State Bar of Minnesota

TEACHING AND LECTURING

  • How to Get Noticed for All the Right Reasons,  The New Lawyer Experience Seminar, Minnesota CLE (July 2015).
  • Excessive Force: Recent Federal and State Cases Every Practitioner Should Know, Police Liability Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Panelist (May 2013; February 2011).
  • Candid Advice for New Lawyers, The New Lawyer Experience Seminar, Minnesota CLE, Panelist (January 2013).
  • Search and Seizure: Recent Federal and State Cases Every Practitioner Should Know, Recent Trends Involving the Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure in Minnesota Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Panelist (November 2012).

AWARDS AND OTHER RECOGNITION

  • Selected to Rising Stars list, Minnesota Super Lawyers (2013-2016)
  • Recognized as Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer (2015)
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • 2L Mock Trial Champion and Top Litigator Award Recipient
    • Best Brief Award 2006
    • Scholastic Achievement Awards: Conflicts of Law, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Writing
  • Smith College
    • Andrew C. Slater Prize for Excellence in Debate

PUBLICATIONS

  •  Sybil writes about all things law-related in her monthly column for Minnesota Lawyer.
  • “Hearsay Definition & Exclusionary Rule,” Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook (2011-2015) (with The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen).
  • “Plausible Deniability: How the Supreme Court Created a Heightened Pleading Standard,” 33 HAMLINE L. REV. 205 (2010) (with Elizabeth Cowan Wright).
  • “Justice Is Hard, Let's Go Shopping! Trading Justice for Efficiency under the New Aggregate Settlement Regime,” 83 ST.JOHN'S L. REV. 521 (2009) (with Steven D. Maloney).
  • “Are an Empty Head and a Pure Heart Enough? Mens Rea Standards for Judge-Imposed Rule 11 Sanctions,” 61 VAND.L. REV. 615 (2008).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Infinity Project, Board Member (2012-2015)
  • Smith College Alumni Association, Member

 

Sybil L. Dunlop

sdunlop@greeneespel.com
612.373.8345
612.373.0929 fax


Assistant: Jennifer Onsgard
Phone: 612.373.8334

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, Order of the Coif (2008); Senior Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • B.A., Smith College (2001) 

Experience

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable James M. Rosenbaum, Judicial Clerk (2008-2010)
  • EMILY’s List, Political Research Deputy (2001-2005)

Sybil Dunlop handles complex litigation for local and international clients in both the public and private sectors. She has represented businesses engaged in commercial, patent, and shareholder disputes as well as counties, cities, and school districts facing constitutional, commercial, and class claims. Sybil has served her clients from initial investigations through trial. While Sybil prides herself on her ability to effect early (and cost effective) resolution of client disputes, she also has first-chair trial experience.

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 Vanderbilt Law Review. Before attending law school, she received her B.A. from Smith College and lived and worked in both Geneva, Switzerland, and Washington, DC.

An active legal scholar and enthusiastic teacher, Sybil’s articles have appeared in Hamline’s, St. John’s, and Vanderbilt’s Law Reviews, and she writes a monthly opinion column for Minnesota Lawyer. Sybil is frequently invited to present on the latest developments in the areas of qualified immunity, privilege, and motion practice.  

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • State Bar of Minnesota

TEACHING AND LECTURING

  • How to Get Noticed for All the Right Reasons,  The New Lawyer Experience Seminar, Minnesota CLE (July 2015).
  • Excessive Force: Recent Federal and State Cases Every Practitioner Should Know, Police Liability Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Panelist (May 2013; February 2011).
  • Candid Advice for New Lawyers, The New Lawyer Experience Seminar, Minnesota CLE, Panelist (January 2013).
  • Search and Seizure: Recent Federal and State Cases Every Practitioner Should Know, Recent Trends Involving the Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure in Minnesota Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Panelist (November 2012).

AWARDS AND OTHER RECOGNITION

  • Selected to Rising Stars list, Minnesota Super Lawyers (2013-2016)
  • Recognized as Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer (2015)
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • 2L Mock Trial Champion and Top Litigator Award Recipient
    • Best Brief Award 2006
    • Scholastic Achievement Awards: Conflicts of Law, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Writing
  • Smith College
    • Andrew C. Slater Prize for Excellence in Debate

PUBLICATIONS

  •  Sybil writes about all things law-related in her monthly column for Minnesota Lawyer.
  • “Hearsay Definition & Exclusionary Rule,” Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook (2011-2015) (with The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen).
  • “Plausible Deniability: How the Supreme Court Created a Heightened Pleading Standard,” 33 HAMLINE L. REV. 205 (2010) (with Elizabeth Cowan Wright).
  • “Justice Is Hard, Let's Go Shopping! Trading Justice for Efficiency under the New Aggregate Settlement Regime,” 83 ST.JOHN'S L. REV. 521 (2009) (with Steven D. Maloney).
  • “Are an Empty Head and a Pure Heart Enough? Mens Rea Standards for Judge-Imposed Rule 11 Sanctions,” 61 VAND.L. REV. 615 (2008).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Infinity Project, Board Member (2012-2015)
  • Smith College Alumni Association, Member

 

Practice Areas

Business Litigation Government and Constitutional Litigation Intellectual Property International