Dorsey & Whitney LLP associate Laura Goforth has been selected as one of 14 law firm associates to participate in the 2024 U.S. Bank Spotlight on Talent program. The year-long cohort experience focuses on growing early-career lawyers through professional and leadership development. 

This year’s program will kick off in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank headquarters with networking, leadership, and goal-setting activities with bank attorneys, its general counsel, its chief diversity officer, and other bank leaders.

“As we kick off our eighth year of this program, we are more excited than ever to invest in the careers of an impressive group of attorneys from around the country through our immersive year-long Spotlight on Talent program,” said Jim Chosy, senior executive vice president and general counsel for U.S. Bank. “We’re committed to supporting the advancement of rising talent not only within our own practice, but at our partner law firms and believe this unique cohort experience will help accelerate the growth and development of these attorneys.”

Throughout the year, the cohort will participate in monthly events, including leadership meetings, practice group roundtables, mentoring, and the opportunity to present a CLE to the U.S. Bank Law Division. Spotlight participants also will strengthen their knowledge of the U.S. Bank business and develop stronger relationships with Law Division professionals through attendance at regular meetings. 

“U.S. Bank’s commitment to advancing up-and-coming attorneys is extraordinary, and it is a great match with Dorsey’s own values,” said Dorsey associate Laura Goforth. “I am incredibly honored to have been selected to participate in this program, especially alongside such an impressive group of lawyers.”  

Goforth is an associate in Dorsey’s Finance & Restructuring Practice Group. She works in a variety of areas including commercial lending, project finance, and bankruptcy matters. Prior to joining Dorsey, Goforth served as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota and the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Cohort participants have three to six years of experience and practice in an area relevant to legal services applicable to U.S. Bank business.

The Spotlight on Talent program will conclude at the end of November.