International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Jocelyn Knoll, a partner in the firm’s Construction and Design Group, has been named one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year 2015.

Ms. Knoll’s recognition is based on two significant accomplishments that occurred during 2015. Ms. Knoll led a team of more than 30 Dorsey attorneys in representing Kvaerner North American Construction, Inc. (“Kvaerner NAC” a subsidiary of Kvaerner) in arbitration proceedings against Foster Wheeler North America Corporation related to the Longview project delivered in 2011. After five years of protracted and complicated litigation and arbitration, she delivered a $126,000,000 recovery to Kvaerner NAC.

In addition, after a 20-plus year career handling high profile construction matters like the Kvaerner NAC case, Ms. Knoll earned a coveted spot as a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Construction Lawyers. Fellowship is extended by invitation to those who are found to have mastered the practice or the teaching of construction law and dispute resolution in the complex technical and legal fields pertaining to the built environment, whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality, and who have demonstrated a commitment to "give back" to the construction industry. The College provides a professional forum for its Fellows to explore and analyze legal and industry issues arising nationally and internationally.

“We are extremely pleased that Jocelyn has been named one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year,” noted Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “She is a superb lawyer and it is great that another of our trial partners is recognized as being at the top of the profession.”

Ms. Knoll is chairperson of Dorsey’s Construction and Design Group, she helps private and public clients in the construction, energy, manufacturing, and real estate industries achieve their business goals and resolve high stakes claims through experienced and pragmatic representation. She also regularly advises clients with respect to contract negotiations, procurement and dispute avoidance. In addition, Ms. Knoll is a member of the Firm’s Policy Committee, its board of directors.

Each year, Minnesota Lawyer recognizes the best achievements in the Minnesota legal profession with the Attorneys of the Year awards. This year’s honorees were chosen based on their leadership, involvement in major cases, excellence in corporate or transactional services and public service. The nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients and fellow attorneys. Minnesota Lawyer will recognize the 2015 honorees at an awards dinner on February 18, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.