Mike France

Partner

Mike helps clients on a wide range of issues where the quality of storytelling is critical, including crisis, litigation, leadership transition and the articulation of strategic vision.

Mike joined Brunswick after 12 years at BusinessWeek magazine, where he started off as a legal reporter, authoring more than a dozen cover stories. He eventually rose to become the Senior Editor in charge of the magazine’s Corporate department, leading a team of editors and writers responsible for the magazine’s coverage of the airline, automobile, energy, food, and retail industries, among many others. Prior to his career as a journalist, Mike practiced law for three years at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco.

An experienced television commentator, he has appeared on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and other networks. He has also spoken internationally about crisis management before groups such as the American Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, the Association of General Counsel, the Lawyers for Civil Justice and GE’s Crotonville leadership institute. He graduated from Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School.

Since joining Brunswick, Mike has advised Union Pacific, Thomson Reuters, UBS, GSK, General Electric, Chevron and Christie’s, among others.