International law firm Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P. announced today that Robert B. Hale has joined the Firm’s Corporate Group in Dallas as a Partner.

Mr. Hale has a broad range of experience in corporate and securities matters, including representing public and private companies and private equity concerns in mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions, and general corporate matters.

Before joining Dorsey, Mr. Hale was most recently a partner in the Dallas office of Norton Rose Fulbright US L.L.P., formerly Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Prior to joining Fulbright & Jaworski, Mr. Hale was a partner with Hughes & Luce, L.L.P. in Dallas.

“We are very pleased that Rob has joined Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “He brings a wealth of experience that will complement Dorsey’s strong Firm-wide M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Emerging Companies practices. We are building a very strong corporate and securities law presence in Dallas.”

Mr. Hale holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, where he served as Lead Articles Editor for the Baylor Law Review and was a member of the Baylor Order of Barristers. He has been recognized as a Best Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017 (Woodward White, Inc.) and as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer, 2013-2014 by Martindale-Hubbell (Internet Brands LLC). Prior to entering law school, Mr. Hale worked as an accountant on the financial audit staff of KPMG from 1985 to 1990. He was licensed in Texas as a Certified Public Accountant from 1987 until 1992.

“Adding Rob to our Firm demonstrates our continued commitment to serve our existing clients’ needs and to grow our client base both in Texas and nationally,” says Larry Makel, Finance & Restructuring partner of the Dallas office. “We are excited to be able to continue to build a strong corporate and securities law presence in Dallas that will complement Dorsey’s Firm-wide M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Emerging Companies practices.”

“I am delighted to join Dorsey and its talented Firm-wide team of corporate and securities lawyers,” added Mr. Hale. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base in Texas and around the globe.”

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