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- Designation: Minneapolis
- Head Count: 500
- Gross Revenues: $338,500,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $675,000
- Profits Per Partner: $605,000
- Year Over Year Change: -1
Dorsey & Whitney is a Minneapolis-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dorsey & Whitney has 501 attorneys and is the 84th largest firm in the United States. With $338,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 93rd on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2009 Global 100 survey, Dorsey & Whitney ranked as the 100th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in AK, CA, CO, DC, DE, IA, MN, MT, ND, NY, UT and WA.
In the News
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : May 26, 2015
Companies doing business with the federal government scored a partial victory in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in their efforts to defend against whistleblower claims.
Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015
Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 15, 2015
High yield bond specialist Joe Sevack joins the firm from Troutman Sanders.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015
McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015
U.S. lawyers, regulators and courts have been quick to find fault with China's export policies. But how fair have U.S. policies been?
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015
Belt-tightening measures help boost the firm's profits.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015
Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015
K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015
Dorsey & Whitney's Eric Ruzicka had a big role to assume when he became Pro Bono Partner last year after a colleague's retirement, but he's kept the program and the firm's legacy pro bono projects thriving with U.S. Bancorp.
: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015
The National Law Journal this week highlights lawyers who serve as outside counsel to some of the top in-house legal teams at companies based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015
This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more features UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $12.8 billion acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Sullivan & Cromwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Squire Patton Boggs advised UnitedHealth in the transaction, while Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie worked on behalf of Catamaran.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015
As Major League Baseball prepares to begin its 2015 season—the first under new commissioner and former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner Robert Manfred Jr.—the union representing the league's players has filed its annual report detailing expenses to 14 outside legal advisers, including three Am Law 200 firms.
Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 01, 2015
Everyone's talking about the Kleiner Perkins trial and whether it's likely to embolden companies or workers.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : March 31, 2015
Health care providers cannot sue states over Medicaid reimbursement rates that they contend are too low to ensure delivery of services under the federal-state program for poor and low-income individuals, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 30, 2015
Arnold Bloch Leibler is Australian counsel to Slater, while London-based Macfarlanes is advising on English law.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : March 25, 2015
Employers are not required to give pregnant workers the same accommodations that they offer workers with other disabilities, but need to establish a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for any difference to avoid liability for pregnancy discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015
Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : March 12, 2015
When it comes to protectionism, China isn't blameless. But the United States wields its trade laws just as aggressively against Chinese companies.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015
Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes an attempt to revive a case against O'Melveny & Myers; assertions that Dorsey & Whitney should share their client BIAX Corp.'s pain; and allegations of negligence against Baker Botts and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.
Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 04, 2015
Lawyers on all sides of the contentious debate over attended the arguments Wednesday. Here are some first-blush reactions to what they saw and heard.
: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015
Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : February 25, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared reluctant to give employers greater protection from lawsuits by employees and job applicants who claim discrimination based on their religious beliefs.
Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 24, 2015
The 50 law schools that send the most graduates into associate jobs at the country's largest law firms have something in common—each stands among the Top 100 law schools in the country, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. With one notable exception: Howard University School of Law.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 24, 2015
Litigation positions taken by Dorsey & Whitney on behalf of an NPE client had been objectively reasonable at the time, wrote Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015
Handling the legal side of the nation's largest electronics retailer is a big job, especially if you're also cutting departmental costs, implementing an innovative compliance program and focusing on diversity and pro bono work.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015
UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s pro bono program is expansive. It serves a range of groups, including children, veterans, seniors and nonprofit organizations, and it does so in the Twin Cities and beyond.
: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015
The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015
Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2015
Despite a management change and the defection of three practice group leaders and other top partners, Dorsey & Whitney reported a 3.8 percent increase in gross revenue in 2014, to $338.5 million, while profits per partner and revenue also improved.
Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2015
Over the objections of defense lawyers at Dorsey & Whitney and Squire Patton Boggs, Bank of China was ordered to turn over internal investigation records that could help plaintiffs tie the bank to a 2006 Palestinian terrorist attack.