Greene Espel attorney Sybil Dunlop was selected as one of the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Honorees. The honor celebrates those in the legal profession who go above and beyond in their efforts to create a more diverse and inclusionary community.
Sybil has spent the past several years championing for a stronger and more diverse legal community. In 2016, increasingly frustrated by the legal profession’s lack of diversity, Sybil resolved to create an energizing and compelling CLE addressing the issue of implicit bias in the legal profession (and, more importantly, how we can combat it). She committed to providing the program to anyone who asked. Since then, she has taught the program on over 30 occasions across the country, including to 300 members of the Minnesota Judicial Branch. She has also written extensively on the topic of implicit bias in Minnesota Lawyer, the Hennepin Lawyer, and MDLA’s Magazine.
In her practice, Sybil helps clients resolve complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. This year, she has already successfully tried two cases, including first-chairing a business litigation dispute in Richmond, Virginia, for a Fortune 100 company. She also served as co-lead trial counsel in a patent-infringement case involving check-processing technology, resulting in a $3.27 million award for Greene Espel’s client Solutran. She has represented clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including the first patent owner to score a complete victory in a CBM proceeding. Sybil also offers her thoughts about the practice of law in a monthly column for Minnesota Lawyer entitled Sybil Procedure and hosts a recurring webcast series for Minnesota CLE.