- Managing Partner: Marianne D Short
- Number of US partners: 247
- Number of other US lawyers: 263
Dorsey supports clients in a wide range of industries and sectors including healthcare and life sciences, energy, natural resources, agribusiness, manufacturing, financial services, technology and retail.
Main Areas of Practice:
Dorsey provides an array of corporate legal and transaction services to clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations. For over a decade, the firm has been ranked among the top ten US law firms by Thomson Financial for completed M&A transactions. Dorsey’s M&A clients include a range of Fortune 500 companies including UnitedHealth Group, U.S.Bancorp, Canon, General Mills, and Hormel Foods. The firm’s expertise also includes assisting clients with capital raising such as complex registered debt offerings. International activities include Canadian cross-border transactions as well as US securities work on offerings overseas. The firm provides securities compliance and corporate governance counsel to numerous public companies. Dorsey’s emerging companies practice represents numerous medical device and other technology companies and the firm’s Energy Group supports financings for a variety of alternative energy facilities as well as traditional energy producers and distributors. The Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, lenders, and other participants in reorganization, liquidation and workout proceedings. Dorsey has a focus on heathcare legal issues and is positioned to provide unique deep knowledge perspective with important clients in key segments of healthcare including medical technology and services, payor organizations, care providers, and venture and early stage investors.
The Litigation Practice represents a wide range of businesses and organizations including multinational corporations, medical institutions, small businesses, government, and individuals in all forms of dispute resolution. The firm’s attorneys have broad experience in litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation in matters involving financial institutions, construction and real estate, employment, commercial, environmental, ERISA, franchise, fraud, health law, intellectual property, international disputes, product liability, securities, tax, and white-collar crime. Dorsey has a long history of success for its clients across a wide range of forums and jurisdictions.
Labor & Employment Law:
More than 70 attorneys in the United States, Europe and China offer an array of services including employment law training, alternative dispute resolution, labor-management relations advice and litigation, administrative audit and crisis management consulting, and immigration law counsel. The firm also provides advice and counsel on executive and employment compensation law, M&A employment support, employee benefits, ERISA compliance, and taxation law. The firm’s lawsuit defense experience crosses a wide range of litigation matters including class action lawsuits, sexual harassment and employment discrimination, wage and hour collective actions, trade secret protection and non-compete enforcement.
Dorsey’s Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy and Management Group is staffed with attorneys skilled in technical fields, with many holding PhD and/or EE degrees. It helps clients protect and leverage critical intellectual property. Clients rely on Dorsey’s Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Brand Management 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. Dorsey represents clients in courtrooms and before regulatory bodies in patent infringement, trade secret, trademark infringement and dilution, unfair competition, trade dress protection and copyright infringement cases.
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.