111 Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2018 Lawyers of the Year

8/15/17

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that 111 lawyers in 14 of the Firm’s offices were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. In addition, 14 lawyers from the Firm’s Des Moines, Minneapolis, Missoula and Salt Lake City offices have been named Best Lawyers® 2018 Lawyers of the Year.

Listed below are the Dorsey lawyers named as 2018 Lawyers of the Year and 2018 Best Lawyers, the specialties in which they are named, the first year they were listed as a 2018 Best Lawyer and their office location.

Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyers of the Year:

  • David D. Grossklaus
    Des Moines–Public Finance Law
  • Alissa Smith
    Des Moines–Health Care Law
  • Annette W. Jarvis
    Salt Lake City–Litigation–Bankruptcy
  • Milo Steven Marsden
    Salt Lake City–Litigation–Securities
  • William B. Prince
    Salt Lake City–Natural Resources Law
  • Nolan S. Taylor
    Salt Lake City–Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Michael J. Ahern
    Minneapolis–Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • B. Andrew Brown
    Minneapolis–Litigation–Environmental
  • Jocelyn Knoll
    Minneapolis–Litigation–Construction
  • Michael A. Lindsay
    Minneapolis–Litigation–Antitrust
  • Robert A. Rosenbaum
    Minneapolis–Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Jay L. Swanson
    Minneapolis–Corporate Governance Law
  • Thomas D. Vander Molen
    Minneapolis–Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Jack Manning
    Missoula–Corporate Law

The Best Lawyers in America 2018:

ANCHORAGE, AK

  • Robert C. Bundy (2005)
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Litigation–Antitrust
    Litigation–Environmental
  • Louisiana W. Cutler (2007)
    Employment Law–Management
    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Litigation–Labor and Employment
    Municipal Law
  • Katherine Demarest (2018)
    Native American Law
  • Michael R. Mills (2003)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Richard M. Rosston (2006)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Real Estate Law

COSTA MESA, CA

  • Juan C. Basombrio (2007)
    Litigation–Antitrust
  • Gabrielle M. Wirth (2007)
    Employment Law–Management
    Labor Law–Management
  • Dennis Wong (2011)
    Banking & Finance Law

DALLAS, TX

  • Larry A. Makel (2007)
    Equipment Finance Law

DENVER, CO

  • Whitney A. Holmes (2006)
    Corporate Law
  • Lee F. Johnston (2012)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Patent
  • Lee R. Osman (2007)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Patent
    Technology Law
  • Lisa A. Osman (2016)
    Trademark Law
  • Kenneth G. Sam (2013)
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Greg Tamkin (2017)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Patent
  • Paul G. Thompson (2014)
    Corporate Law
  • Tucker K. Trautman (1989)
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation–Antitrust
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Patent
    Litigation–Securities

DES MOINES, IA

  • David L. Claypool (2003)
    Public Finance Law
  • David D. Grossklaus (2005)
    Public Finance Law
  • Robert E. Josten (2003)
    Public Finance Law
  • Cristina Kuhn (2013)
    Public Finance Law
  • Edwin N. McIntosh (2007)
    Health Care Law
  • William Miller (2016)
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation–Labor & Employment
  • Alissa Smith (2015)
    Health Care Law
  • David A. Tank (2007)
    Commercial Litigation

FARGO, ND

  • Sarah Andrews Herman (1995)
    Employment Law–Management
    Labor Law–Management
    Litigation–Labor & Employment

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

  • Jonathan B. Abram (2007)
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Michael J. Ahern (2010)
    Administrative/ Regulatory Law
    Government Relations Practice
  • Timothy B. Arends (2013)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Jeffrey Bauer (2018)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • William J. Berens (1993)
    Litigation–Trusts & Estates
    Trusts & Estates
  • B. Andrew Brown (2007)
    Litigation–Environmental
  • Elizabeth C. Buckingham (2010)
    Copyright Law
    Trademark Law
  • Robert E. Cattanach (2008)
    Litigation–Environmental
  • Dan Colton (2018)
    Mining Law
  • Ken Cutler (2006)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Ross D’Emanuele (2017)
    Health Care Law
  • Skip Durocher (2013)
    Commercial Litigation
    Native American Law
  • George G. Eck (2011)
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation–Environmental
  • L. Joseph Genereux (2007)
    Banking & Finance Law
  • Laura K. Graf (2018)
    Real Estate Law
  • LB Guthrie (2006)
    Real Estate Law
  • Mark E. Hamel (1995)
    Real Estate Law
  • Timothy S. Hearn (2009)
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Paul W. Heiring (2016)
    Litigation–ERISA
  • Stuart Hemphill (2016)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
  • Nathan E. Honson (2013)
    Tax Law
  • J David Jackson (2016)
    Commercial–Litigation
  • Mark R. Kaster (2010)
    Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Jocelyn Knoll (2016)
    Construction Law
    Litigation–Construction
  • Bridget A. Logstrom Koci (2008)
    Litigation–Trusts & Estates
    Trusts & Estates
  • Peter M. Lancaster (2011)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Patent
  • Thaddeus R. Lightfoot (2007)
    Environmental Law
    Litigation–Environmental
  • Jay R. Lindgren (2006)
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Public Finance Law
  • Michael A. Lindsay (2008)
    Litigation–Antitrust
  • Stephen P. Lucke (2010)
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation–ERISA
  • Edward B. Magarian (2011)
    Litigation–Antitrust
  • Saiko Y. McIvor (2010)
    Immigration Law
  • David Meyer (2018)
    Real Estate Law
  • Ryan E. Mick (2018)
    Litigation–Labor & Employment
  • Peter Nelson (2017)
    Banking & Finance Law
  • Steven C. Nelson (2013)
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Barry Newman (2018)
    Trusts & Estates
  • Robert J. Olson (2013)
    Construction Law
    Real Estate Law
  • Neal N. Peterson (2017)
    Health Care Law
  • Michael J. Radmer (2007)
    Mutual Funds Law
  • Melissa Raphan (2009)
    Employment Law–Management
    Litigation–Labor & Employment
  • Robert A. Rosenbaum (2006)
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Eric A. Ruzicka (2016)
    Construction Law
  • Bob A. Seng (2018)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Mary J. Streitz (2012)
    Native American Law
    Tax Law
  • Jay L. Swanson (2007)
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas W. Tinkham (1989)
    Commercial Litigation
  • Bryn R. Vaaler (2013)
    Corporate Law
  • Thomas D. Vander Molen (2008)
    Non-Profit/Charities Law
    Public Finance Law
  • Steven J. Wells (2012)
    Commercial Litigation
    Franchise Law
  • RJ Zayed (2015)
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Litigation–Intellectual Property

MISSOULA, MT

  • Jack Manning (1999)
    Corporate Law
    Securities/Capital Markets Law

NEW YORK, NY

  • Sandra Edelman (2007)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Patent
  • Bruce R. Ewing (2005)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Trademark Law
  • Jonathan M. Herman (2012)
    Litigation–Trusts & Estates
  • Susan Progoff (2011)
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
  • Richard H. Silberberg (2007)
    Arbitration
    Mediation
  • David C. Singer (2010)
    Employment Law–Individuals Employment Law–Management Litigation–Labor & Employment

PALO ALTO, CA

  • Stephen T. O'Neill (2018)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

  • Alan W. Bell (2010)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Bryon J. Benevento (2006)
    Personal Injury Litigation–Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation–Defendants
  • Peggy Hunt (2008)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Annette W. Jarvis (2005)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Litigation–Bankruptcy
  • Milo Steven Marsden (2010)
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation–Securities
  • David Marx (2014)
    Corporate Law
  • William B. Prince (2006)
    Natural Resources Law
    Oil & Gas Law
  • Nolan S. Taylor (2006)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Securities/Capital Markets Law

Venture Capital Law

  • Michael F. Thomson (2011)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Litigation–Bankruptcy
  • Steven T. Waterman (2006)
    Litigation–Bankruptcy
  • Randon W. Wilson (2006)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law

SEATTLE, WA

  • Christopher J. Barry (2009)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Terrence I. Danysh (2011)
    Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Elizabeth J. Deckman (2013)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Michael W. Droke (2007)
    Employment Law–Management
    Labor Law–Management
  • Gary R. Duvall (1995)
    Franchise Law
  • Peter S. Ehrlichman (2007)
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Labor & Employment
    Litigation–Real Estate
    Litigation–Securities
  • Kimton N. Eng (2011)
    Patent Law
  • Joseph M. Gaffney (1995)
    Trusts & Estates
  • Aaron Goldstein (2018)
    Employment Law–Management
  • John D. Hollinrake Jr. (2012)
    Tax Law
  • Walter Impert (2018)
    Trusts & Estates
  • J. Michael Keyes (2013)
    Commercial Litigation
    Copyright Law
    Litigation–Intellectual Property
    Litigation–Patent
    Patent Law
    Trademark Law
  • Marianne O'Bara (2007)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

WASHINGTON, DC

  • Thomas O. Gorman (2010)
    Litigation–Securities
    Securities Regulation

WILMINGTON, DE

  • Eric Lopez Schnabel (2016)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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