Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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50 South Sixth Street
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Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498, United States
Phone: (612) 340-2600
Fax: (612) 340-2868
Areas of Practice
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  • Appellate Practice
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

This Week In Securities Litigation

Heading into a long holiday weekend the Chairman continued to fill out the senior staff of the agency. Peter Uhlmann, a staff veteran who has held several senior management positions, was appointed as Managing Executive in the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

Public Use of “Googling” Does Not Genericize Trademark

When faced with a random (but very important) question, how often is our response: “I’ll google it”? Using google as a verb, similar to the above question, was at the center of a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

TC Heartland: The End of an Era in Patent Litigation

On Monday, May 22, the Supreme Court reached a unanimous decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, overruling the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC, USAO Charge Four With Insider Trading Tied to Political Intelligence

The Commission resolved an earlier action against a political intelligence firm that had ties to the Centers for Medicare & Medicate Services or CMS by requiring admissions, a cease and desist order and revamped compliance…more
 /  Business Organizations, Government Contracting, Health, Securities Law

Court Rules that “Upon Information And Belief” Allegations of FCA Violations Leveled Against Competitor Fail to Withstand Pleading Requirements

A Federal court in Ohio recently dismissed a qui tam lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act by Kustom Products, Inc. against Hupp & Associates, Inc., a defense contractor, and in so doing provided judicial treatment of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

Two Recent Decisions Highlight the Court’s Increasingly Narrow Interpretation on the Availability of Legal Privilege in Internal Investigations

Two recent decisions of the English High Court have considered the availability of legal professional privilege in relation to internal investigations. In both cases the availability of legal professional privilege has been…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

SEC Halts A “Safe,” “High Return” Investment Scheme

When the returns are far above market and the investment is safe and carries little to no risk, more likely it fits into the not to be believed category. Yet time after time investors flock to investment programs supposedly…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Supreme Court - May 22, 2017

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in three cases today: TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341: Respondent Kraft Foods brought a patent infringement suit against petitioner TC…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Fake News, Fake Tender Offer, Yields SEC, DOJ Charges

The Commission brought an enforcement action, in conjunction with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office, charging Robert Murray with conducting a fake tender offer using fake news. The purpose was to manipulate the share price of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Securities Law

Trump Administration Announces NAFTA Renegotiation

After months of public pronouncements on the future, including threatened withdrawal from, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Trump Administration announced on May 18, 2017, its intention to begin negotiations…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

SEC, Cooperman Settle Insider Trading Claims

The Commission settled its hotly contested insider trading case against well-known hedge fund manager, Leon Cooperman. SEC v. Cooperman (E.D. Pa. Filed Sept. 21, 2016)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

This Week In Securities Litigation

The new Chairman continues to build out the senior staff, making key appointments. Specifically, the Chairman appointed: Jaime Klima, formerly co-chief of staff under Acting Chairman Piwowar, as his Chief Counsel; Lucas…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SEC Charges Nomura Trades With Fraud

Three traders from Nomura Securities International, Inc. went on trial in early May 2017 for overcharging client in trades involving residential mortgage backed securities or RMBS. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Supreme Court - May 15, 2017

Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, No. 16-348: Respondent Aleida Johnson filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Southern District of Alabama. Petitioner Midland Funding then filed a “proof of claim” in the Bankruptcy Court,…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Family Law, Finance & Banking

Can I be sued for sending a demand letter?

In the UK, you can be. But the law is about to change and will become much clearer. New legislation will make life a bit easier for IP owners who seek legitimately to enforce their rights…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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