July 8, 2020

Gould & Ratner Welcomes Julie Hanusa

Gould & Ratner is pleased to announce that Julie M. Hanusa joins the firm as the Director of Professional Development.

Hanusa’s role is focused on a range of professional development and leadership training initiatives, as well as mentoring and strategic planning. In collaboration with Gould & Ratner’s practice chairs and firm management, she creates and implements skills plans and educational programs tailored to the needs and goals of individual attorneys, practice groups and the firm as a whole.

Prior to joining Gould & Ratner, Hanusa served as a professional development consultant, conducting mentoring and coaching sessions for attorneys and providing practice chairs with action plans and goal assessment tools.

Before concentrating on professional development, Hanusa practiced law for 25 years, beginning her career as an associate at Latham & Watkins. Most recently, she was an equity principal at Much Shelist, where she focused her practice on commercial finance transactions and corporate matters. While at Much Shelist, she served as chair of the Commercial Finance group, and as vice chair, co-chair and ultimately chair of the firm's Business and Finance practice. In addition to her law firm experience, Hanusa also served as corporate counsel for Caremark International Inc. Hanusa also co-founded and managed West Town Pilates, including oversight of all aspects of business operations.

Hanusa earned her earned her law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

For more than 75 years, Gould & Ratner LLP has provided comprehensive legal counsel and business advice to Fortune 500 corporations, closely held businesses, financial institutions and entrepreneurs, as well as families and their businesses in corporate, real estate, litigation, tax, estate and succession planning, human resources and employment, construction, environmental, intellectual property and related specialty fields.