International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Jay Kim has rejoined the Firm as a Partner in its Banking Industry Group in Minneapolis.
Mr. Kim has represented financial institutions for over 25 years. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Corporate Development for Alerus Financial Corporation. His responsibilities at Alerus included oversight of the risk management, audit and compliance functions as well as acquisitions and investor relations. Before joining Alerus in 2012, he was a partner in Dorsey’s Finance & Restructuring and Corporate Groups where his practice focused on financial institutions, including banks, trust companies, commercial and residential mortgage brokers, specialized lending businesses and health, welfare and retirement plan administrators. Mr. Kim advises banking and financial services clients on mergers and acquisitions, risk management, capital formation and regulation, bank regulatory strategy and enforcement matters, and product development and diversification and often serves as outside general counsel to his clients.
Before Mr. Kim joined Dorsey in 2008, he was a partner in another Minneapolis law firm and prior to that served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel with Marquette Financial Companies.
Mr. Kim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Minnesota Law School. He is Chair of the University of Minnesota Law School Board of Advisors and a Member of the OTCQX U.S. Advisory Council.
“We are extremely pleased that Jay has returned to Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Jay is a pre-eminent banking and financial services lawyer, and he returns to Dorsey with deep insights and experience. He will add even more depth to Dorsey’s strong banking industry group and financial services practice.”
Mr. Kim noted: “I am delighted to be returning to Dorsey and look forward to providing a full range of advice and counsel to banks and other financial institutions in Dorsey’s superb client base.”