Sophie H. Gotlieb



Sophie Gotlieb assists clients with various aspects of legal proceedings with a focus on complex civil litigation as well as white collar investigations and defense. Sophie has assisted clients in matters in front of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and a number of other governmental and regulatory agencies. She skillfully assists clients: from drafting dispositive motions and conducting investigation interviews, to preparing discovery for production.

Sophie has worked on a variety of cases with allegations of fraud, white-collar crime, breach of contract, and other civil dispute matters, including:

  • Assisting in providing counsel to various C-suite employees of public companies in SEC investigations involving allegations of tax fraud and other monetary-related crimes.
  • Assisting in representing various commodities traders in CME Group investigations.
  • Assisting in various internal investigations of public companies into allegations of fraud.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude, Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory & Practice - Outside Articles Editor (Vol. 37) (2019)

University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa (2016)

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Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Sophie maintains an active pro bono practice.

  • Represented pro bono clients in Section 1983 civil rights actions.
  • Won asylum for a Cameroonian asylee and her minor child.


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21  
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Recognition for Public Service, 2019

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