International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that former Minnesota state court judge and federal prosecutor Nicole Engisch has joined Dorsey as a Partner in the Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations practice group in Minneapolis.

Nicole joins Dorsey from the Fourth Judicial District of Hennepin County, where she served as a Minnesota state court judge since being appointed in 2014. Prior to her appointment, she was a federal prosecutor for more than a decade and a successful partner at Leonard, Street and Deinard (now Stinson). She received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.A. from Rutgers University.

Nicole’s practice focuses on government enforcement matters and corporate investigations, working with a team of lawyers at Dorsey that includes other former Assistant U.S. Attorneys and lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, and other governmental units. As a federal prosecutor, Nicole chaired some of the largest and highest profile cases filed in federal court in Minnesota and served as the Criminal Division Chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota. Additionally, Nicole practices in the areas of intellectual property litigation and other complex civil litigation.

“Nicole brings a level of savvy and experience to Dorsey that will provide critical value to our clients,” said Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Her time as a federal prosecutor and a judge, along with her proven leadership abilities, give Nicole the tools needed to guide businesses and individuals through high-stakes situations in which futures can be on the line.”