The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Julie Buechler '94, general counsel of Cutwater Spirits,...
Julie Buechler is currently General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Cutwater Spirits, an emerging spirits company (formerly known as Ballast Point Spirits). In this role, she handles all of the company’s legal issues including working with government entities such as the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and each state’s Alcohol Beverage Control. Julie also handles a wide variety of other legal issues such as contracts, trademarks and copyrights, and personnel.
Prior to Cutwater Spirits, Julie worked at Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, one of the fastest growing and largest craft breweries in the country. Joining the company in 2013 as the company’s first General Counsel, Julie helped Ballast Point complete a $1 billion+ transaction with Constellation Brands for the sale of the company. While building an incredibly talented team, Julie helped the company achieve a sustained period of amazing and profitable growth, unparalleled in the industry.
Before joining Ballast Point, Julie served in various roles at Cricket Communications, a wireless service provider. During her tenure, Julie represented the company before the Federal Communications Commission, state legislatures, and public utility commissions while overseeing regulatory budgets and lobbying efforts. Prior to Cricket Communications, she worked as an attorney at Bobbitt Pinckard & Fields A.P.C., a law firm specializing in the representation of law enforcement officers individually and collectively though labor organizations. In addition to her law experience, Julie has an extensive business background in a variety of leadership positions.
Julie is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Court of Federal Claims, and US District Court – Central District of California, US District Court – Southern District of California, and US District Court – District of Arizona.
She is a 1994 cum laude graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.