International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Robert (Bob) Webber has been appointed to Minnesota Client Security Board.

The Client Security Fund was established by the Minnesota Supreme Court to aid those persons who suffer a loss because of dishonest conduct on the part of a lawyer during the course of an attorney-client relationship in Minnesota. The seven-member volunteer board, composed of five lawyers and two non-lawyers, pays the claims with funds collected through annual fees paid by attorneys. The fund may reimburse up to $150,000 for dishonest conduct committed by a Minnesota lawyer. It covers the loss of money or property resulting from lawyer dishonesty, but not because the lawyer acted incompetently, committed malpractice or failed to take certain actions.

Mr. Webber is a successful and highly regarded immigration attorney, both in the Twin Cities market and nationwide. He is a partner in Dorsey’s Immigration Practice Group.  He has more than 20 years of experience handling employment-based immigration matters, including H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1, and other non-immigrant visa categories, as well as PERM labor certification and PERM-exempt processing for both large and small employers, including high volume petitioners, in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Webber is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Minnesota and, because immigration law is federal law, he is permitted to represent clients throughout the United States and worldwide on U.S. immigration law matters. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). 

“I look forward to my role on the Minnesota Client Security Board,” noted Webber. “As an immigration attorney, I think immigrants and new Americans may be particularly vulnerable by unscrupulous lawyers for dishonest billing practices. I hope to lend some subject matter expertise on immigration law to the Board.”