International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Partners Thomas Gorman and Kent Schmidt and Associate Kimberly Frumkin have all been recognized in JD Supra 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Mr. Gorman was selected as the number one author in the Securities category and a top author in the Compliance category. Ms. Frumkin was recognized as a top author in the Compliance category for her work on the Anti-Corruption Digest. Both were selected from among thousands of authors JD Supra published during 2017, for the level of visibility and engagement they attained with readers. Mr. Schmidt was recognized for having one of the top-read articles in the Product Liability and Food & Beverage categories.

Mr. Gorman has defended public companies and individuals in regulatory actions involving insider trading, market manipulation, financial fraud, corporate governance matters, accounting and auditing issues, FCPA issues, and similar matters. He has also defended securities class action and derivative suits and led teams conducting internal investigations focused on financial fraud and other securities law issues. He regularly speaks on, and publishes articles regarding, securities litigation issues including the FCPA, internal investigations, financial fraud and insider trading. He has been interviewed on these issues by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, and other leading publications in addition to appearing on CNBC, CNN, and other TV networks. He publishes a widely-read securities blog,, which analyzes trends in securities enforcement inquiries and litigation, and provides expert commentary for the LEXIS Securities web page. Mr. Gorman is the principal editor of the Firm’s Anti-Corruption Digest, a monthly publication that reports on anti-corruption issues around the globe. He serves as a member of the editorial board of the Securities Regulation Law Journal.

Mr. Schmidt’s practice includes virtually all types of general business litigation, with an emphasis in unfair business practices, trade secret litigation, consumer class actions, product liability, securities litigation and enforcement, commercial disputes and Prop 65 (environmental) claims. He is a zealous and creative courtroom advocate, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. In addition to his general business litigation practice, Mr. Schmidt is an experienced First Amendment lawyer, representing clients on both sides of defamation cases and other matters involving free speech including California’s unique anti-SLAPP statute. He is the author of Left Coast Law, a blog that discusses the unique challenges of doing business in California and avoiding litigation and other claims.

Ms. Frumkin’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals and corporations being investigated or sued by federal and state securities agencies. She has experience conducting internal investigations of corporations facing government scrutiny. She has also worked with both companies and individuals responding to government subpoenas. Ms. Frumkin is also an editor of the Firm’s Anti-Corruption Digest, a monthly publication that reports on anti-corruption issues around the globe.

The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize top authors being read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media, and other professionals. The awards recognize authors for the excellent visibility and engagement they attained with readers in specific industries. JD Supra editors chose 26 main topics for their timeliness as well as their proven, ongoing importance. In each category, ten authors are recognized and one firm for consistently highest readership and engagement within that category for all of 2017.  Also recognized is a single, top author for each of eight topics that either emerged or dramatically grew in interest during 2017. Along with a top firm and authors in each category, also featured is the top five most-read articles.

In total, across all 26 categories, 242 authors were selected from nearly 50,000 who publish their excellent work on the JD Supra platform.