International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Jocelyn Knoll, a partner in the Firm’s Minneapolis office, has been named a Fellow to the American College of Construction Lawyers.
Ms. Knoll is chairperson of Dorsey’s construction and design group, she helps private and public clients in the construction, energy, manufacturing, and real estate industries achieve their business goals and resolve high stakes claims through experienced and pragmatic representation. She also regularly advises clients with respect to contract negotiations, procurement and dispute avoidance. Ms. Knoll is also a member of the Firm’s Policy Committee and previously served as head of the Firm’s Professional Personnel Committee, the committee that reviews all non-partner professionals.
She is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to construction and design contracts, claims, and dispute avoidance. Ms. Knoll is a 2014 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner (The Burton Awards) and author of the Minnesota chapter of a multi-volume construction and design law treatise titled: A State-by-State Analysis of current Legal Issues Affecting Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Owners (From a Contracting and Claims Perspective).
“We are delighted that Jocelyn has been invited to join this prestigious organization," said Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “Her experience in the construction industry and specific knowledge of construction law will be invaluable to the ACCL's mission to improve and enhance the practice and understanding of construction law and to promote the positive role of lawyers as 'friends of the project'."
The American College of Construction Lawyers is an invited association of construction law practitioners, professors, and judges. Founded in 1989, its mission is to improve and enhance the practice and understanding of construction law and to promote the positive role of lawyers as "friends of the project." The College includes lawyers from the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and France.
Fellowship is extended by invitation to those who are found to have mastered the practice or the teaching of construction law and dispute resolution in the complex technical and legal fields pertaining to the built environment, whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality, and who have demonstrated a commitment to "give back" to the construction industry. The College provides a professional forum for its Fellows to explore and analyze legal and industry issues arising nationally and internationally.
Ms. Knoll will be inducted into the American College of Construction Lawyers during its annual meeting in Laguna Beach, California on February 18-21, 2016.
Dorsey Partner Jocelyn Knoll Named American College of Construction Lawyers Fellow
October 29, 2015