International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Kirsten Schubert has been named a 2022 Twin Cities Business "Notable Partners in Law” award recipient for her outstanding legal work, leadership in recruiting, service as a mentor, and commitment to pro bono work.
For more than 15 years, Kirsten has served as a fierce advocate for clients in their most complex and important securities, financial services and healthcare litigation. Kirsten is a partner in Dorsey’s Trial Group and Recruiting Chair for the firm. She represents commercial clients in securities class actions, shareholder disputes, ERISA litigation, FINRA actions, advisor fee litigation, internal investigations, and other disputes relating to the financial services and healthcare industries.
As the firm-wide Recruiting Chair for entry-level associate hiring, Kirsten oversees all recruiting efforts for new law school graduates and law students seeking summer associate positions. She provides great care and attention to ensure that Dorsey makes a concerted effort to eliminate bias in the recruiting process in order to hire a diverse class of summer associates and entry-level associates each year. This has been accomplished by having the firm host bias trainings for attorney interviewers, implementing the use of a resume review rubric, and using behavioral interview questions to help the recruiting committee assess each candidate in a fair and equitable manner.
Kirsten is known for her energy and enthusiasm. Summer associates praised her efforts to support them while working remotely during 2020 and 2021. Kirsten communicated regularly with summer associates to ensure they were receiving substantive and interesting work, networking regularly and enjoying their time at Dorsey. Her commitment to making the best of a remote summer program was evident through Kirsten’s creativity and thoughtfulness.
In addition to her recruiting efforts, Kirsten has been a significant pro bono champion. Her areas of passion include immigration and death penalty work, including hundreds of hours she devoted to a death penalty case that lasted 11 years, and resulted in the client’s death sentence being vacated. Her immigration work included leadership in bringing the University of Minnesota Law School’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans’ first habeas corpus action in U.S. district court, where she supervised law students and helped grow the next generation of pro bono lawyers.