Lily Dobson

Lily Dobson



Lily helps clients with litigation support and provides advice on workplace compliance concerns.

Lily is an associate attorney in Dorsey’s Labor & Employment group, where she uses her expertise to provide both litigation support and employment advice to clients across the country. Lily assists clients with investigating and responding to agency charges and workplace claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims, among others. She also works to advise clients on best practices and compliance with both state and federal laws. Lily maintains an active pro bono practice, including affirmative asylum applications.

Before coming to Dorsey, Lily served as a Student Director for the Appellate branch of the Board of Advocates at Berkeley Law. She competed twice in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot court competition in Vienna, Austria, and served as an extern for the Honorable Jim Humes of the California Court of Appeal.

Education & Admissions

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) (J.D. & Certificate of Specialization in International Law, 2016), Senior Article Editor for Berkeley Journal of International Law

University of Iowa (B.A. International Studies, Minor in Spanish and Certificate in Human Rights, 2011),

  • Graduated with Distinction
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Order of Omega
  • Dean’s List 2007-2011


  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota

Industries & Practices

  • Labor & Employment

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Practitioner Coach for two Berkeley Law moot court teams: the 2016-2017 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team and the 2016-2017 Vis International Commercial Arbitration team


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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2016-2018
Lily Dobson