Cornell Leverette Moore

Cornell Leverette Moore

Of Counsel



Cornell represents major energy and natural resource companies. He is involved in counseling and advising numerous governmental, private, and public company executives as it relates to their strategic plans, ongoing, and divested operations. He is a noted advisor in the fields of municipal operations, higher education, public affairs, community service, and finance.

Financial Services Background

  • Dorsey Partner for 20 years 
  • Regional Counsel, Office of Comptroller of Currency
  • Legal Officer, Northwestern Bank of Minneapolis
  • Co-Founder, Shelard National Bank
  • Graduate, Crocker Bank Trust Administration Program
  • Graduate, Comptroller of Currency Trust School
  • Passed FINRA Series 7, 24, 53, 63 examinations
  • Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Miller & Schroeder Financial
  • Member of various investment committees for higher education institutions

Education & Admissions

Howard University School of Law (J.D., 1964)

Virginia Union University (A.B., Socio Economics, 1961)


  • Minnesota

News & Resources

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Of Counsel Cornell Moore Listed as Black Leader by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Dorsey Commits to Inclusion Blueprint
Dorsey Receives Mansfield Rule Certification 4.0 Plus Status for 2021
Dorsey Receives 100% Rating on Corporate Equality Index for Fifteenth Year
Dorsey Receives Mansfield Rule Certification 3.0 Plus Status for 2020
Lawyering while black—legal field slow to reflect America’s diversity
MN Lawyer 2019 Diversity & Inclusion: Cornell Moore
Cornell Moore: Why Thursday's Democratic debate location is historic
Hoang and Moore Named 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Honorees
Dorsey & Whitney Announces New Diversity Hours Policy for Attorneys
Dorsey Receives 100% Rating on Corporate Equality Index for Thirteenth Year
Dorsey & Whitney Receives LCLD 2018 Legal Compass Award
Dorsey Receives Mansfield Rule Certification Plus
Dorsey to Pilot “Mansfield Rule” to Boost Diversity
Cornell Moore’s Laws of Sartorial Success
Howard Law Grads Get Major Law Firm Attention
Cornell Moore mentioned as recipient of President’s Award from Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
Cornell Leverette Moore To Be Inducted into Virginia Union University 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame
Dorsey’s Cornell Moore Named to Savoy’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers
Partner Cornell Moore Named Distinguished Alumnus of Howard University Law School
Cornell Moore Addresses Members of Congress on Financial Crisis

Industries & Practices

Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Construction Litigation
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Part Owner of the Minnesota Twins, 1986-1995
  • Winner of two World Series, 1987 and 1991
  • Aquatennial Commodore - Minneapolis Summer Festival, 1997 – 1998
  • Co-chairman - Minneapolis African American Family Services Capital Campaign, 1997 – 2001
  • Board Member, Minnesota Better Business Bureau, 1999-2001
  • Board Member, William Mitchell College of Law, 1995-2002
  • Advisory Board Member, Marquette Golden Valley Bank, 1978-2002
  • Twin Cities Advisory Board of Bank of America, N.A., 2001-2002
  • Board Member, Greater Minneapolis Metropolitan Housing Corporation
  • Board Member, Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Past Chairman
  • Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Past Chairman
  • Former Board Member, Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Former Board Member, UNCF-Minnesota Advisory Board
  • Former Board Member, Virginia Union University
  • Former Board Member, Johnson C. Smith University
  • Former Board Member, Howard University
  • Member, Securities Industry Association, Legal Roundtable
  • Public Securities Association, Task Force on Rule G-37 and G-8 (Political Contribution and Gifts)
  • Executive Board Member, Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • 2005 Recipient of Child of America Award, George Washington Carver Foundation, Norwalk, CT
  • Presented the Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, April 2005
  • Awarded the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2005
  • Presented an Official Citation of State of Connecticut, General Assembly, April 2005
  • Proclaimed Honorary Georgia Citizen by Secretary of State
  • Elected Grand Sire Archon-Elect, Grand Boulé, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 2004
  • Founding Board Member, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Minneapolis, 2005
  • Former Board member, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2007 Kappa Alpha Psi Distinguished Citizen Award
  • Member, National Advisory Board, The History Makers, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 Legacy Award, Pan African Community Endowment
  • Namesake of Wenda & Cornell Moore Multi Cultural Center, Dunwoody College
  • Former Chair, John H. Johnson School of Communications, Howard University


  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Rebuilding Our Community Webinar Series), 2021
Cornell Leverette Moore