Caitlin L.D. Hull

Caitlin L.D. Hull




As a partner in Dorsey's Government Solutions and Investigations Group, Caitlin utilizes strategic, creative thinking to represent clients in corporate investigations, government enforcement actions, fraud and securities litigation, and other complex commercial disputes. She believes that understanding each client's business objectives is crucial to devising the ideal investigation or litigation strategy, and enjoys helping clients pursue their best possible outcomes.

Caitlin maintains an extensive investigations practice, with significant experience conducting defensible investigations of Foreign Corrupt Practice Act ("FCPA"), False Claims Act ("FCA"), securities fraud, embezzlement, and insider trading issues. Among other federal and state agencies, Caitlin has experience navigating investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, Caitlin regularly conducts investigations involving #MeToo discrimination, harassment, and retaliation allegations, and enjoys conducting workplace cultural reviews designed to proactively identify opportunities for clients to mitigate risk and improve the workplace environment. Caitlin also advises clients on anti-corruption and FCPA compliance, including developing effective and practical policies, conducting employee trainings, and assisting in corporate due diligence reviews.

In her litigation practice, Caitlin focuses primarily on white collar and securities issues involving the FCA, Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), tax fraud, common law fraud, and other related issues. She is skilled in efficiently and practically navigating all stages of litigation and arbitration on behalf of both individual and corporate clients. In addition, Caitlin has experience representing financial institutions in arbitrations and other regulatory matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA").

Caitlin is also committed to maintaining an active pro bono practice, and routinely represents criminal defendants and appellants in both federal and state court. She is currently a co-leader of the Minnesota Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association, and a member of the District of Minnesota Federal Defender’s Second Chair Mentorship Program.

Education & Admissions

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2016), magna cum laude; Managing Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal; Dean’s Awards

North Dakota State University (B.S., Public Relations & Advertising; Political Science, 2013), summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi; Lambda Pi Eta; Pi Sigma Alpha


  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Central Illinois


Representative Experience

  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a publicly traded company involving allegations of potential insider trading
  • Conducted an internal investigation involving the multi-million dollar embezzlement by an executive-level employee
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a financial institution with respect to potential mortgage fraud
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a Midwest company involving executive allegations with potential False Claims Act implications
  • Routinely assist financial institution corporate investigators with investigation of attempted misappropriation allegations
  • Routinely conduct internal investigations related to employment law matters, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (particularly in the #MeToo era)
  • Routinely prepare and conduct anti-bribery and anti-corruption trainings for companies with international operations
  • Routinely respond to grand jury and civil investigative subpoenas
  • Routinely respond to FINRA trading reviews and inquiries
  • Sohmer v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc. – Successfully obtained dismissal of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims and obtained defended against class certification on ERISA claims
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP v. United States Postal Service – Successfully obtained summary judgment in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the United States Postal Service
  • Welch v. Meaux et al. – Successfully obtained dismissal of Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act claims
  • Represented personal care assistant against the State of Minnesota involving allegations of Medicaid-related theft and false representation
  • Lusk v. Life Time Fitness, Inc. et al. – Successfully obtained dismissal of shareholder suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty in the approval of a private equity buyout
  • Second-chaired 1.5 week federal jury trial under the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) involving allegations of a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy 
  • Second-chaired 1 week jury trial and obtained favorable verdict on Minnesota Securities Act and fraud claims

News & Resources


DOJ Announces First-In-The-Nation False Claims Act Settlement with PPP Lender
Biden Describes Combating Corruption as National Security Priority, Orders Interagency Review to Bolster Anti-Corruption Tools including Private Sector Partnerships
Borrowers & Banks Beware: The New Year Brings the Nation’s First False Claims Act Settlement for Paycheck Protection Program Fraud
CARES Act’s “Ready State” Provision – The Government to Pay Federal Contractors for Unperformed Work?
UPDATE: Trial Court Overturns Former Alstom Executive’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Convictions
Former Alstom Executive Convicted of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges on Agency Theory
Granston Memo in Action: Eighth Circuit Affirms Government Dismissal of FCA Claims Related to Minnesota Bridge Collapse
Supreme Court Settles Circuit Split and Reads the False Claims Act Statute of Limitations Provision Broadly in Boon to Relators
Federal Circuit Bar Association Visits Minnesota
Tribal Employees Cannot Shake FCA Claims Pleaded with Particularity When Sued in Their Personal Capacities
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - January 2019
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - December 2018
Two Recent Justice Department Memoranda May Have Significant Consequences for Pending and Future False Claims Act Enforcement
The Supreme Court Rolled Back Patent Venue — What Will Happen Now for Copyright?

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey & Whitney Names 22 New Partners
Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 Dorsey Attorneys in Minneapolis
Delta Lands Victory Over Ex-Workers In ERISA Dispute
UnitedHealth Units Beat ERISA Drug Overcharge Claim
Insurer Can Challenge Deal In Dickstein Malpractice Row
Dorsey Secures Groundbreaking Reversal of Death Sentence
Attorneys Weigh in on the Government Shutdown
Unlocking Justice – School of Law’s Appellate Clinic Specializes in Civil Rights Cases,
Dorsey Attorneys Receive National Advocate of the Year Award
Life Time Fitness Investors Can't Bring Back PE Buyout Suit
Life Time Fitness Escapes Investor Suit Over $2.8B Buyout
Law Students Argue and Win Prisoner’s Rights Case Before U.S. Court of Appeals
A Big Win for the Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic

Legal Writings

  • Contributing Author, Handling Internal Investigations: Best Practices for Investigating Alleged Fraud, Bribery, Regulatory Noncompliance, and Other Types of Corporate Wrongdoing, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (1st ed. 2017)

Industries & Practices

Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
Government Solutions & Investigations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Government Solutions & Investigations
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mining
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Advisory Board Member
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program Mentor
  • Federal Bar Association Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Member

Community Involvement

  • American Paint Horse Association Member
  • American Quarter Horse Association Member


  • Named "Minneapolis Ones to Watch" in Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers®, 2024
  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2023

Diversity Inclusion Recognition 2023

  • Contributed more than 50 Diversity hours, 2023

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020

North Star Lawyer logo

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2016-2020
  • American Bar Association – Death Penalty Representation Project Exceptional Service Award, 2020
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Bruce Webster Death Penalty Case), 2020
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Individual Award, 2019
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota – National Advocate of the Year Award, 2017
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Outfront Minnesota), 2017
  • Minnesota Federal Bar Association – Judge Earl R. Larson Award, 2016
Caitlin L.D. Hull