Julie Govreau currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of GreatBanc Trust Company. She manages all legal and compliance matters for GreatBancTrust.
Ms. Govreau joined GreatBanc in 2016. Prior to joining GreatBanc, Ms. Govreau served clients with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and other benefit needs at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP. Ms. Govreau began her legal career in 2004 as an Investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. Govreau’s experience encompasses traditional employee benefits, labor and employment, corporate finance, institutional lending and ERISA and general litigation. She has been a senior associate on precedent-setting ERISA litigation, publishes frequently, and is widely sought as a public speaker.
Ms. Govreau earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin, a master of public services management from DePaul University, a LL.M (master of laws) degree with honors and a juris doctor, magna cum laude and the Order of John Marshall, from The John Marshall Law School. Ms. Govreau’s many affiliations include the Illinois and Federal Bar Associations, and serving as Executive Vice President of the Illinois Chapter of the ESOP Association and editor of the National ESOP Association’s monthly Legal Update column. Apart from her career at GreatBanc, Ms. Govreau helps support her local community with pro bono services for veterans and is a trustee of Cornerstone Methodist Church and its Stepping Stones preschool.