Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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50 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498, United States
Phone: (612) 340-2600
Fax: (612) 340-2868
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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Other U.S. Locations
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley For Supervision Failures

The Commission has brought a series of enforcement actions against investment advisers centered on fees. In a number of instances the issue was whether the clients were put into programs where the fees charged were the most…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

For Any Lawful Reason: Firing an at-will employee under dubious circumstances need not lead to liability if the reason for the firing was not illegal

A recent decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the distinction between firing an employee for personal or politically expedient reasons (which may be entirely legal) and firing an employee because of his or…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Commission became a cybersecurity headline this week, not for brining a case or writing a rule in the area but for an intrusion into its systems. The Chairman issued a statement on the subject…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Minnesota Court of Appeals Declines to Block Minneapolis Sick-Time Ordinance

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Minneapolis (“City”) may continue to enforce its Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (“Ordinance”) against employers that reside within city limits while a lawsuit challenging…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

SEC, USAO Charge Tech Company Founder With Insider Trading

Most of the discussion about insider trading these days is dominated by debates about whether there is a personal benefit, a gift, the application of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Salman last term or the split opinion in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Securities Law

Ocwen Predictably Reaches High-Dollar TCPA Settlement Following Class-wide Preliminary Injunction

By the time the gavel struck back on June 26, 2017, another high-dollar TCPA settlement was inevitable. On that date, Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois entered an order preliminarily certifying a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Trump Administration Rulemaking Process to Redefine Scope of Clean Water Act – How Your Company Can Participate

One of the most difficult and costly aspects of developing mining projects in the United States is the permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The Trump administration is currently undertaking a rulemaking…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Fraudulent “Social Security Maximization” Scheme Ends With Guilty Plea

P.T. Barnum should have said “there is a new scheme born every minute.” Yesterday a Wall Street office and Sinatra songs were used to lure would-be investors to a commodity fraudster who took investor funds for his own and ended…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

CMS To Expand Use of TPE Audits Nationwide by End of 2017

Perhaps lost amid the healthcare news coverage of competing proposals regarding “Medicare for All” and the repeal of Obamacare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) last month announced the expansion of its…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

SEC Issues Guidance on Investment Adviser Advertising Rule

On September 14, 2017, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued a new Risk Alert outlining the most frequent compliance issues relating to Rule 206(4)-1 (the “Advertising Rule”) under the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

A Video Plus a Sinatra Song Attracted Investors for Fraudster

A Wall Street office; a youtube.com video; Frank Sinatra singing New York New York. These were the keys to building an apparently successful commodity trading business that attracted clients – at least for a while…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Securities Law

CEO Pay Ratio Rule Will Not Be Delayed

At last Friday’s ABA annual meeting, Bill Hinman (with the standard disclaimer that he is speaking for himself and not on behalf of the SEC) confirmed that the SEC will not be delaying implementation of the CEO pay ratio rule,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

The Latest Influencer Advertising Tips from the FTC – When, How & Where to Make Effective Disclosures

As we blogged about earlier this month, the FTC seems to have spent much of its summer checking out influencer advertising and focusing its attention on those who fail to make the necessary disclosures of material connections to…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law

Booking it to the District Court

A recent decision out of the federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia overturned in part the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the mark “Booking.com” is not registrable on the basis that the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Court Issues Epic Smack Down to Professional TCPA Plaintiff Seeking to Sue Pacer In Forma Pauperis

If the TCPA has a “rock bottom,” we may have just hit it. As recently explained by Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California: Roy Tuck and his wife Deborah Tuck, together with their son Richard Caruso and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection
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