International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Laura Kalesnik has joined the Firm’s Corporate Group in Dallas as a Partner.

Ms. Kalesnik works on a variety of corporate, securities, M&A, governance and general business matters. She also has experience in financial services. Her experience includes representing public and private companies in accessing capital, effecting mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and reorganizations. In addition, she has counseled boards of directors on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and advised companies with respect to their public reporting and disclosure obligations.

Before joining Dorsey, Ms. Kalesnik was most recently a partner in the Dallas office of Norton Rose Fulbright. She was previously a partner of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, which merged with Norton Rose in 2013.

Ms. Kalesnik has a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, an M.B.A. degree from American Graduate School of International Management and a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University. She has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

“We are delighted to welcome Laura to Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “We are building a very strong corporate and securities law presence in Dallas that will complement our great Firm-wide M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Emerging Companies practices. Laura’s experience and expertise are a perfect fit.”

“I am very happy to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of corporate and securities lawyers,” added Ms. Kalesnik. “I look forward to introducing clients to Dorsey and to serving Dorsey’s great client base in Texas and around the world.”