International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Jessica G. Peterson McKinlay has joined the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group in Palo Alto, California, as Of Counsel.

Ms. McKinlay represents trustees, debtors, creditors and other related parties in federal bankruptcy court and related state and federal litigation. She also represents clients in commercial litigation in both federal and state courts.

Ms. McKinlay joins Dorsey from the Durham Jones & Pinegar law firm in Salt Lake City, where she was a shareholder practicing in the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Litigation practice groups.

Ms. McKinlay has a JD degree, an MBA degree and a BS degree in Business Administration, from the University of Utah. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court. She has been recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite.”

“We are very pleased that Jessica has joined Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Her expertise and experience will complement Dorsey’s strong, multi-office bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice. We continue to add talent strategically across the Dorsey platform to better serve our clients around the world.”

“I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers,” noted Ms. McKinlay. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base.”