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Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Designation: Minneapolis
- Head Count: 501
- Gross Revenues: $326,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $650,000
- Profits Per Partner: $545,000
- Year Over Year Change: 7
Dorsey & Whitney is a Minneapolis-based law firm with 19 offices worldwide. The firm was ranked as the 70th largest law firm in the United States by the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250, with 567 attorneys. With $322,500,000 in gross revenue for 2010, Dorsey & Whitney placed 83rd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 revenue rankings. In the 2010 Global 100 rankings, the firm was ranked as the 100th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm specializes in a number of areas, including intellectual property; corporate and transactions law; Native American law; labor, employment and immigration; litigation; and tax, trusts and estates. The firm's office locations include Seattle, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Sydney, and Shanghai.
In the News
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014
Foley & Lardner, Dorsey & Whitney and leading Canadian firms Miller Thomson and Stikeman Elliott are advising on a $3.8 billion oil and gas merger that will create the largest producer in North Dakota's lucrative Bakken Shale formation.
Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 16, 2014
Less than a month after the Supreme Court issued its much-debated Alice Corp. ruling on patent eligibility for abstract ideas, the decision is already making a mark on patent litigation and claims.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014
In its continuing effort to raise its national profile, Perkins Coie has named John Devaney as its first firm leader outside of its Seattle headquarters. Devaney will take the reins in January, replacing longtime veteran Robert Giles.
Nick Akerman and Parker Schweich : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014
Besides clarifying disclosure requirements, the agency is prompting companies to take proactive steps.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 25, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday handing a major copyright victory to network broadcast companies over the upstart Aereo streaming service was widely seen as narrow and unlikely to stifle new technologies.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014
Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014
Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014
Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014
Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.
Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrapped up the term's arguments by showing that its appetite for patent disputes remains unsated.
Marcia Coyle : The Recorder : January 29, 2014
Silicon Valley litigators applauded the rulings, while noting district judges would likely use their new discretion sparingly.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 29, 2014
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, in a warning shot to those who bring frivolous patent infringement suits, on Tuesday eased the standard for awarding attorney fees in patent cases.
Nick Akerman : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014
Lawsuits claiming unauthorized use of smartphone tracking technology are lacking key elements.
: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014
New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014
Amid talk about a pharma M&A boom, the global mining industry is on the verge of its own round of consolidation.
Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014
What the latest Yale Law Women's report on law firms really tells us.
Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 22, 2014
Miami shareholder Yosbel Ibarra has been named co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's Latin American and Iberian practice group, sharing duties with shareholder Patricia Menendez-Cambo.
: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014
Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014
A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014
The long-litigated seven-year suspension from the Southern District of former Dorsey & Whitney partner Kristan Peters has been affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014
Susan Levy, who has spent her entire legal career at Jenner & Block and became its managing partner in 2008, will leave the Am Law 100 firm as of May 1 to become general counsel of Northern Trust Corp. The Chicago-based financial services giant is a Jenner client.
Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 31, 2014
Clarity and consensus seemed beyond the U.S. Supreme Court's reach on Monday as justices struggled to decide whether software and computer-dependent inventions are eligible for patents.
: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014
Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.
Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 31, 2014
Clarity and consensus seemed beyond the U.S. Supreme Court's reach on Monday as the justices struggled to decide whether software and computer-dependent inventions are eligible for patents.
Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014
As Squire Sanders continues its tie-up talks with another member of The Am Law 100, The American Lawyer's reporting shows that it posted a largely flat set of financial results for 2013.
Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 19, 2014
The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled securities fraud charges against Alexander Mascioli and North Street Capital for making a fraudulent offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Winnebago Industries Inc.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014
In the latest insider trading probe to touch an Am Law 100 firm, the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in New Jersey have charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme that involves some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014
The SEC and federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme involving some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014
Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.
Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 13, 2014
As part of a broader push to prosecute not just companies but corporate officials, the Securities and Exchange Commission has brought actions against AgFeed Industries Inc. and eight of its directors and officers over financial fraud.
Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 12, 2014
This week's headlines suggest regulators seeking to pinpoint and charge individuals involved in alleged criminal activity are making headway in their efforts.
Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 11, 2014
The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a split verdict from a jury in the U.S. district court in Cleveland in a case against two brothers accused of insider trading in 2009.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 06, 2014
Palo Alto-based LawGives is the latest startup to challenge the traditional way that clients find lawyers—and the traditional fee structures.
Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 04, 2014
An appeals court has revived a complaint by the Securities and Exchange Commission after the agency argued it should have authority to bring a securities fraud action against oil and gas exploration company GeoDynamics Inc.
: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014
Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.
Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014
Dinsmore & Shohl expands its public finance capabilities with the acquisition of a 35-lawyer Cincinnati-based firm; Dorsey & Whitney loses a pair to Polsinelli; and Orrick expands in London.
Isobel Markham : Law.com : January 26, 2014
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared to be in the market for a compromise on Monday in a high-stakes dispute over the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate greenhouse gases from stationary sources.
: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014
Geoffrey Willis joins the Brown Rudnick's environmental and real estate practices in the Irvine, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.
George Erb : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014
The company's pro bono program is involved with no less than 15 legal aid organizations and legal aid clinics.
Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014
A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.
Drew Combs : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014
Bouncing back from several challenging years, Dorsey & Whitney registered across-the-board increases in gross revenue, revenue per lawyer and profits per partner last year, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.
: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014
Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.