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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  • Communications & Media Law
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  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alaska
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  • D.C.
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  • North Dakota
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Has Fox’s “Empire” Ended the Battle? Ninth Circuit Expands Scope of Permissible Promotion of Expressive Works

On the day after the airing of “Fortune Be Not Crost,” the sixth episode of season four of Fox’s popular show “Empire,” Fox had some good fortune of its own when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a declaratory judgment…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

This Week In Securities Litigation

The DOJ announced the formalization of a new FCPA cooperation policy built on the success of its Pilot Program. That program resulted in a significant increase in firm’s self-reporting and cooperating, the goal of the new…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Are We at a “Tipping” Point for Wrongful Discharge Claims in Minnesota?

A bartender is told by his employer, in violation of state law, that he must share tips with other employees. He refuses to comply and is fired. The state law in question says he can sue for being required to share tips, but…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Hong Kong High Court Stays Litigation in Favor of Arbitration

On 27 November 2017, the High Court of Hong Kong issued a judgment in which it again demonstrated its willingness to uphold an arbitration agreement, despite arguments that the arbitration agreement had been superseded by a…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - December 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the addition of a new Department of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) policy, titled the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy. The new policy, which was incorporated…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

FERC Puts Cloud Over Certain Oil Pipeline Marketing Affiliate Transactions

In an unexpected shake up in the oil pipeline industry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) recently declined to approve an oil pipeline’s proposal to have its marketing affiliate obtain its…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Examples of the SEC’s New Focus on Retail Customers and Cyber

The Commission’s Enforcement Division under Chairman Clayton is focusing on retail investors and cyber. Two actions brought over the last two business days serve to highlight this focus, including the first brought by the new…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

A Win For The Mining Industry: EPA Declines To Impose CERCLA 108(b) Financial Responsibility Requirements

On December 1, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of a final rule determining that imposing CERCLA 108(b) financial responsibility requirements on the hardrock mining industry…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

FDA Commissioner Announces Plans to Streamline Approval Process for Headline-Grabbing Products

Last week, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA, touched on two issues that have frequented headlines in the past two years. First, in remarks made on November 28, 2017, Commissioner Gottlieb expanded on plans to finalize…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Another FTC Strike Against “Selfie” Certification Marks

We’ve blogged about recent enforcement actions taken by the FTC against companies using deceptive “selfie” certification marks. These are seals of approval created by or otherwise affiliated with the companies whose products or…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation

DOJ Announces New FCPA Cooperation Policy

The Department of Justice announced a revised FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy. The new policy, designed to enable the DOJ to efficiently identify and punish criminal conduct while encouraging voluntary disclosures of wrong…more
 /  Business Organizations

Court Bends Every Procedural Rule to Grant Dismissal to Kohl’s in “Opt-Out Evader” TCPA Text Suit –Blesses Contractual Revocation Clause

One of the most annoying inhabitants of TCPA land is the Opt-Out Evader. This fellow or lady tries to set up TCPA lawsuits by texting phrases s/he knows will not be recognized by text service providers. Rather than simply…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Court Finds Text Message Offering Link to Dinner “Specials” Was Not Telemarketing Because the Customer Already Had a Dinner Reservation

When it comes to telemarketing, context is everything. Imagine sitting at home and receiving a text message from a restaurant inviting you to view their nightly dinner specials…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

89 Call Recordings Not Enough to Convince Court that Plaintiff Did Not Revoke Consent

When a Defendant submits 89 call recordings demonstrating that the customer never once asked for calls to stop or suggested that the calls were unwanted, you’d think that would be enough to earn a summary judgment. Not so, says…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Commission entered an order formally appointing its ALJs under the Constitution’s Appointments Clause. In entering the order the agency moved to end the debate over the application of the clause regarding its ALJs…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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