Banse Law

About Crystal

I founded Banse Law in 2017, leveraging my experience in senior advising, negotiation, and dispute resolution to provide exceptional legal advisory services to private organizations in the professional, nonprofit, and technology sectors.

As a seasoned legal advisor with a background in both business and law, I have spent the last 12+ years structuring and negotiating complex deals and transactions, resolving hundreds of disputes in and out of the courtroom, and advising high-ranking officials and lawmakers on sensitive matters involving technology and privacy.

My legal career began in public service, where I started as a prosecutor and retired as a Captain in the U.S. Army. My leadership roles included Special Victims’ Counsel for the National Guard Bureau, Office of the Chief Counsel in Washington, D.C., Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice, and Judge Advocate for The U.S. Army’s JAG Corps. and the Wisconsin National Guard.

During that time, I argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and won trials at both the state and federal levels. I was also selected as one of seven leaders to establish and manage a national legal assistance program for the National Guard Bureau, served as a key contributor to the 2012 edition of the Wisconsin Public Records Law Compliance Guide, and successfully advocated for changes to the Wisconsin Uniform Code of Military Justice that enhanced protections for military sexual trauma survivors and increase penalties for offenders.

In addition, I have delivered over 75 thought-provoking keynotes, main stage presentations, and trainings on topics such as ethics, risk management, and emerging practice areas. My expertise has also been featured in various media outlets, including the Lawyerist Podcast, Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, Wisconsin Law Journal, Lady Business Pod, and Authentic Business Adventures.

I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheldon B. Lubar College of Business, and my Doctor of Law from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where I served on the Wisconsin Law Review and Moot Court Board. I am licensed to practice law in New York and Wisconsin and am a member of the National Hispanic Bar Association.