Kimberley R. Anderson

Kimberley R. Anderson




Kimberley has over 25 years of experience helping clients finance their business through strategic public and private offerings of equity and debt securities and advance their strategic goals through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. She guides clients through complex and ever-changing SEC requirements and listing standards on the NYSE, NASDAQ and NYSE American and the evolving best practices in corporate governance, compliance and disclosure, allowing clients to focus on moving their business forward with confidence.

Kimberley has extensive experience in Canadian cross-border transactions and particular depth in the oil and gas, clean energy, mining and natural resources, manufacturing and technology industries.

Kimberley is a frequent speaker and author on corporate compliance, SEC disclosure, and other securities law topics, and currently serves as co-editor of Dorsey’s corporate governance and compliance blog, Governance & Compliance Insider.

Kimberley has served in various leadership roles at Dorsey for the past several years, including serving as Co-Chair of the Capital Markets & Corporate Compliance Practice Group, and previously on the firm’s Management Committee. 

Education & Admissions

Yale Law School (J.D., 1993)

Wellesley College (B.A., Economics, 1988)


  • Washington


Representative Clients

  • U.S. Geothermal Inc.
  • NovaGold Resources Inc.
  • Avigilon Corporation
  • Talisman Energy Inc.
  • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

Representative Transactions

Capital Markets

  • Trilogy Metals Ltd. – Represented NYSE American-listed exploration and development company in a $7.5 million multiple shelf registration statements as well as public and private placementofferings of units consisting of shares and warrants. equity securities.
  • Klondex Mines Ltd. – Represented Vancouver-based mineral and exploration company in C$42.6 million equity private placement.
  • Burcon NutraScience Corporation – Represented NASDAQ-listed specialty chemicals company in multiple public rights offering to purchase up to C$5.2 million common sharesofferings.
  • NovaGold Resources Inc. – Represented NYSE American-listed mining exploration and development company in $332.5 million registered offering of common shares.
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • U.S. Geothermal Inc. – Represented NYSE American-listed geothermal energy company in its merger agreement to be acquired by Ormat Technologies.
  • NovaCopper Inc. and NovaGold Resources Inc. – Served as U.S. counsel to NovaGold in connection with the spin-off of its wholly-owned subsidiary, NovaCopper Inc. (now known as Trilogy Metals), and subsequent listing on the NYSE American and Section 12(b) registration for the subsidiary.
  • Klondex Mines Ltd. – Represented Vancouver-based mineral and exploration company in the $83 million acquisition of the Hollister mine and related ore milling facility located in Nevada, and later in the acquisition of Klondex by Hecla Mining Company.

News & Resources


Mining Companies Subject To The SEC’S Subpart 1300 Of Regulation S-K Should Prepare Now For Next Year’s Annual Report
SEC Proposes New Amendments to Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans and Disclosures
Reminder of the SEC's Shareholder Proposal Amendments Effective for 2022 Annual Meetings
Impact of COVID-19: SEC Issues Guidance on Conduct of Annual Meetings
Did You Remember These Developments for the 2020 SEC Reporting Season?
Inline XBRL for Foreign Private Issuers – New SEC Guidance
Understanding the SEC’s New Mining Disclosure Rules: Questions and Answers
SEC Adopts Hedging Disclosure Rules
Effective Date for Disclosure Simplification
Discretionary Equity Awards to Directors Subject to “Entire Fairness” Standard of Review
Do You Need a Risk Factor for Proposed U.S. Federal Income Tax Reform?
Smaller Issuer Relief in the Financial CHOICE Act
Say-on-Pay Voting Frequency ― The Financial CHOICE Act Adds Uncertainty to the Process
A Long and Winding Road Ends for Resource Extraction Disclosure
SEC Proposes Universal Ballots in Contested Elections
Can a shareholder who is unable to rely on the HSR passive investor exemption still file a Schedule 13G? Maybe, says the SEC Staff in new guidance
Understanding the SEC’s Proposed New Mining Disclosure Rules: Questions and Answers
SEC Proposes Updated Mining Disclosure Rules ― Industry Guide 7 to be Eliminated
SEC Issues Interim Rules Under FAST Act
Déjà Vu ― SEC Proposes “New” Rules for Disclosure of Government Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
FAST Act Signed into Law, Continues Trend of Simplifying Public Company Disclosures and Access to Capital Markets
SEC Gets Off the Sidelines - Publishes Guidance on Shareholder Proposal Exclusions
Now’s the Time to Review Compensation Arrangements Relating to Unvested Rights
SEC and Amnesty International Seek "En Banc" Rehearing of Decision in Ongoing Conflict Minerals Court Battle
SEC Proposes Schedule for Disclosure Rules Regarding Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers – Final Rules by June 27, 2016

News & Press Mentions

Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes 12 Dorsey Lawyers and Four Practices in Seattle
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey Partner Kimberley Anderson Remarks on SEC Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule
Kimberley Anderson Discusses Effective Ways to Improve Corporate Disclosures
Kimberley Anderson comments in Compliance Week on shareholder proposals in upcoming proxy season
Dorsey Partner Kimberley Anderson Recognized by Client Choice for General Corporate Client Service
Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Dorsey Lawyers in Seattle
Dorsey Partner Kimberley Anderson Comments on First Conflict Minerals Reports—Compliance Week
Dorsey Partner Kimberley Anderson Explains Why Manufacturers Need to Act Now To Be Ready for Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirements in Industry Today
Dorsey & Whitney Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year-North America by Lawyers World Law
12 lawyers in the Firm’s Seattle office named Super Lawyers™ and six named Rising Stars by Washington Super Lawyers

Select Presentations

Ms. Anderson is a lecturer at various seminars and symposiums on corporate and securities law topics, including the following:

  • "Preparing for the 2014 Proxy Season" (January 2014)
  • "Conflicts Minerals" presentations for the Women’s Environmental Network (September 2013) and The Auditing Roundtable (February 2013)
  • "Here We Go Again! More Proxy Statement Rule Changes" (January 2010)
  • "PIPES, Registered Directs and other Alternative Financing," ABA Spring Program (April 2006)
  • "The latest on PIPES," The Corporate webcast (December 2005)

Industries & Practices

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
  • Canada Cross-Border Transactions
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member


Chambers USA 2023

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Mining & Metals), 2023
  • Recognized by Client Choice for Excellence in Client Service – General Corporate, Washington, 2015
  • Listed as a Washington Super Lawyer, 2007-2014
Kimberley R. Anderson