Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Labor & Employment Department

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Dorsey’s labor and employment department is best known for its high quality sophisticated work. Representation of employers across the full range of issues presented by labor and employment laws has been a key part of Dorsey’s practice for decades. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of both the law and the commercial dynamics driving our clients' businesses forward. Dorsey offers strategic litigators with experience working for Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups who consistently get excellent results. Representing clients nationwide, across all industries, Dorsey litigators devise creative solutions to meet client objectives.

  • We have substantial experience in a number of sectors including financial services, life sciences, food and energy. We have the strongest defense-side financial services employment practice in a full-service firm.​
  • We are handling as many or more collective and class actions in wage and hour matters as any other firm in the Midwest;
  • We are regularly called upon to handle sensitive internal investigations and executive departures with high stakes ramifications;
  • Our work in post-employment restrictive covenants (non-competes, non-solicits, non-disclosure and others) is extensive, and we are handling a number of significant cases in this area; 
  • Our deep knowledge, experience, and bench strength translates into high value for clients, as we have “been there and done that”; 
  • Our practice is nationwide and we try cases.


Abbott Laboratories

Ameriprise Financial Inc.

C.H. Robinson Workwide, Inc.

Canon Solutions America/Canon U.S.A.


Honewell International Inc.

Hormel Foods Corporation

Lifetime Fitness, Inc.

Nihon Kohden America Inc.

Northern tier Energy

Randstad Professionals US LP

RBC Capital Markets LLC

TCF National Bank

Thrivent Financial

U.S. Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

Xcel Energy Services Inc.