International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced that it has named nine new partners in the Firm, effective January 1, 2013.

“This group of new partners has invested countless hours in the success of our clients and we are very proud to welcome them to the partnership,” said Marianne D. Short, Dorsey’s Managing Partner. “These exceptional attorneys are experts in their respective areas of law, and they exemplify the qualities that our clients expect from Dorsey: superb legal ability, dedication to client service, professionalism, integrity and commitment to community.”

The new partners, their office locations and areas of practice are:


Charlene Krogh, Trademark

Des Moines

Bill Miller, Trial
Alissa Smith, Health


Max Beazley, Corporate


Heather McCann, Trial
Eric Sherman, Trial


Erin McCrady, Public Finance, Corporate 


Jennifer Spaith, Patent
Larry Ward, Corporate