Fast Facts

  • 2012 marked the centennial of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. The Firm was founded on January 2, 1912 at the request of a company that is still a valued client of the Firm. 
  • Dorsey is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States and offers services in more than 60 different areas of legal practice. 
  • Dorsey has offices across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Firm’s largest office is in Minneapolis. 
  • Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies. 
  • Dorsey is a leader in mergers and acquisitions work. Every year since 1994, Dorsey has ranked in the top 10 among all law firms for the number of U.S. M&A deals completed (Thomson Reuters). 
  • Dorsey is a leader in Canadian cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as securities work on other international transactions including India, China and Hong Kong offerings. 
  • Dorsey’s Advocacy Group has over 250 lawyers licensed to practice before courts in 35 states and seven countries. 
  • Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale. 
  • Dorsey’s commitment to workplace inclusion and flexibility has been repeatedly recognized by a number of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Association of Female Executives and Flextime Lawyers LLC. 
  • In 1993, Dorsey was a charter signatory of the American Bar Association Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, which asks firms to contribute 3% of billable hours to pro bono work. Dorsey has exceeded the Challenge every year since 1993.