International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Zeviel T. Simpser has joined the Firm’s Regulatory Affairs Group as a partner in Minneapolis.Mr. Simpser practices principally in the areas of energy law, regulatory compliance, regulatory proceedings and disputes, regulated transactions and risk management. He has a diversified energy law practice that includes counseling clients in compliance matters, electricity sale and purchase transactions, asset transfers, complex interjurisdictional matters and representing clients in regulatory proceedings.
He joins Dorsey from private practice in a major Twin Cities law firm in Minneapolis where he was a shareholder. He has a B.A. degree from Middlebury College and a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served on the staff of the Minnesota Journal of Law and Inequality. Prior to law school, Mr. Simpser served as an aide to U.S. Senator Bob Graham, advising the Senator on matters related to energy, the environment and agriculture. He is admitted to practice law in Minnesota, Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota and was recognized as a BTI Client Service All Star in 2014.
“Energy and natural resources are a key industry focus area for Dorsey, and we have built a multi-office Regulatory Affairs practice that serves all facets of the industry from electrical power to mining to oil and gas and sustainability,” noted Dorsey Managing Partner Bill Stoeri. “Zev Simpser is a great addition to our Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group and to our Regulatory Affairs practice. We are delighted that he is joining us.”
“I am very pleased to be joining Dorsey,” noted Mr. Simpser. “It is a great firm with a great multi-office team of regulatory lawyers serving the needs of the energy industry. I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base across the country and around the world.”