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Firm Details


Managing Partner: William Stoeri
Number of US partners: 275   Number of other US lawyers: 229

Firm Overview
Dorsey & Whitney is a full service business law firm, with over 550 lawyers in 19 offices, and strategically focused on six industries:

Banking & Financial Institutions:
Dorsey lawyers assist banking clients around the world in complex lending and restructuring transactions, as well as matters involving bankruptcy, regulatory, corporate trust, consumer financial services, payment systems, corporate, M&A, benefits, employment, intellectual property, and all types of litigation.

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm-wide energy practice includes the mining, electric power, oil/gas, and sustainability industries. Dorsey lawyers work with its energy clients in energy-related transactions, energy-related litigation, government enforcement, federal regulatory, and state regulatory matters.

Food, Beverage & Agribusiness:
Dorsey serves clients from all sectors of the industry – from seed to markets to table. Few large firms can match Dorsey’s comprehensive understanding and experience in the field, including extensive work with cooperatives. Dorsey covers the full spectrum of services, including general corporate, transactions, intellectual property, litigation, and regulatory.

Healthcare:
Dorsey represents many of the best known healthcare companies in the world, from providers to insurers, from drug and medical device manufacturers to investors in these concerns. Dorsey attorneys from over a dozen practice areas regularly provide services to clients in the health care industry.

Technology:
Dorsey is focused on clients involved in the creation, commercialization, and use of digital technology solutions. The firm’s technology lawyers work out of some of the world’s most influential technology markets—from California to New York, London to China.

Development & Infrastructure:
Dorsey lawyers from several key practice areas are specifically committed to providing advise and counsel to public and private entities involved in the development, financing, construction, operation, and management of public-private projects, including stadiums, mixed-use development, government, healthcare, transportation, and other infrastructure.

Main Areas of Practice


Corporate:
Dorsey’s corporate lawyers are known for the broad legal advice they provide. They are best known, however, for getting deals done. The firm has been ranked among the top ten in US M&A deals completed, according to Thomson Reuters, for over two decades.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Dorsey’s litigation practice includes over 175 lawyers, all of whom litigate, arbitrate, mediate, and negotiate. They handle matters with amounts in controversy ranging from billions of dollars to matters of principle. They are particularly known for their real trial experience, Dorsey lawyers try-and win-cases in forums around the world.

LegalMine:
Dorsey has responded to the crippling expense of e-discovery by developing LegalMine™, an in-house document review facility which charges a flat fee based on a per-document or per-page charge, so the expense can be accurately estimated and controlled.

Labor & Employment:
Over 30 attorneys offer an array of services including advice and counselling, employment litigation, and business immigration services. The firm also provides advice on executive and employment compensation law, M&A support, employee benefits, ERISA compliance, and tax law.

Intellectual Property:
Dorsey’s patent group is staffed with attorneys skilled in technical fields, with many holding PhD and/or EE degrees. Clients rely on Dorsey’s trademark group to select, protect, and enforce trademarks, copyrights, and domain names. Both groups work with clients to build and protect strategic intellectual property portfolios and aggressively defend them against competitors including through litigation when necessary.

Cannabis:
Dorsey’s nationally ranked Cannabis practice has attorneys located in major hubs of the industry, including California, Colorado, Washington, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver. Clients count on our legal team to combine good business sense, transaction acumen and regulatory insight to position themselves strategically in a growing industry. Members of our group monitor regulatory developments nationally and counsel our clients with regard to licensing and regulatory compliance and a variety of financial transactions, including public securities transactions in the US and Canada, mergers and acquisitions, and private debt and equity financings.

Indian & Gaming:
Dorsey’s nationally ranked Indian and gaming practice serves Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, their commercial entities, and lenders, developers, and others doing business with tribes on issues of economic diversification, financing (both taxable and tax-exempt), project development, taxation, litigation, environmental affairs, and regulatory compliance

International Work:
In over 60 countries, Dorsey provides clients with expertise on matters including cross-border transactions, corporate advice, complex litigation, capital markets, M&A, joint ventures, intellectual property, immigration, tax litigation and arbitration, export controls, licensing agreements, and international treaties.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2022 High Net Worth 2021

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Litigation: General Commercial
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Antitrust
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Construction
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Michael Mills
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Michael Mills
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Louisiana Cutler
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Real Estate


Joan Travostino
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Colorado

Energy & Natural Resources


Kenneth Sam
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Intellectual Property


Charlene Krogh
Band 3

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Michael MillsBankruptcy/Restructuring
Jocelyn KnollConstruction
Daniel SemmensCorporate/M&A
Matthew WellsCorporate/M&A
Nolan S TaylorCorporate/M&A
Robert RosenbaumCorporate/M&A
Brett FosterIntellectual Property
Lee R OsmanIntellectual Property
Bryon J BeneventoLitigation: General Commercial
Edward MagarianLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Skip DurocherNative American Law
William B PrinceNatural Resources & Environment
Mark HamelReal Estate
Jay LindgrenReal Estate: Zoning/Land Use
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Eric RuzickaConstruction
Alan W BellCorporate/M&A

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50 South Sixth Street

Suite 1500

Minneapolis

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MN 55402-1498

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