International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that it has named Public Finance Partner Cristina (Cris) Kuhn as head of the Firm’s Des Moines office effective January 1, 2020, upon the retirement of Public Finance Partner David (Dave) Claypool.

Dave led Dorsey’s Des Moines office since it opened in 1991, with its primary focus on public finance and health care, and the led the office’s expansion over the years to provide a broad range of client services. Dorsey’s Des Moines office takes pride in delivering the very best in service as a local law firm, while also tapping into the Firm’s national and international resources. Dorsey’s Des Moines attorneys are well known for serving clients in all areas of public finance law, economic development, public/private partnerships, health care law, civil and commercial litigation, state and international dispute resolution, and labor and employment matters. Dorsey’s Des Moines attorneys have been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USAAll nine Des Moines partners were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2020 in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, and Public Finance Law.

Cris is one of our nationally recognized Public Finance Partners and serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bank counsel on a wide range of private activity and governmental financing transactions, including health care, senior living, state and local government, state-wide and intergovernmental entities, manufacturing, public and private colleges and multi-family housing.

“I would like to thank David Claypool for serving as the Office Head and I am pleased to welcome Cris as the new Head of our Des Moines office,” noted Dorsey Managing Partner Bill Stoeri. “She is an exceptional attorney who understands the Dorsey culture and our mission of providing the highest quality service to all of our clients. I am confident that Cris will provide the leadership we need going forward.”