International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Brian Moore has joined the Corporate Department in the Firm’s Minneapolis office as a Partner. Mr. Moore’s practice focuses on middle-market mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and representation as outside general counsel to venture backed and closely-held corporations, primarily in the life sciences industry. He has been the lead outside lawyer representing leading manufacturers, early-stage companies and emerging venture backed companies on transactions in the life science industry ranging from financing, licensing and commercial transactions to sophisticated mergers, divestitures and structured transactions involving billions of dollars in total potential consideration.

Mr. Moore was previously a partner at Fredrikson & Byron P.A. He received a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Commenting on the announcement, Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey and long-time head of the Firm’s Transactions Group said, “We are delighted that Brian has joined Dorsey. He is a talented lawyer with an exceptional track record of client service to a diverse client base. He is a fine addition to the Firm’s market-leading Corporate Department in the Twin Cities.”

Dorsey has been ranked in the top 10 of all law firms for the number of U.S. M&A deals completed in each of the last 19 consecutive years, according to Thomson Reuters.

Mr. Moore added, “I am excited to join Dorsey and the terrific group of lawyers in the Minneapolis office. The Firm offers an excellent platform for me to serve my current and new clients, both locally and around the globe.”