MINNEAPOLIS, April 11 LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire — The international law firm of
Dorsey & Whitney LLP today announced that Thomas J. Vilsack will join its
Des Moines office on May 1, 2007. Vilsack served as Iowa governor from 1998 through 2006. In addition to a distinguished public service career as governor, Iowa state senator and the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Vilsack is a highly regarded litigator with more than 25 years of trial experience handling complex litigation and class actions with state-wide and national implications.
Vilsack is a past president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Drake University Law
School. Admitted to the Iowa bar in 1975, he received his law degree from
Albany Law School.
At Dorsey, Vilsack will specialize in litigation, and provide advice to clients in the fields of energy conservation, renewable energy and
agribusiness development. “We are delighted that Tom is joining our firm.
His dedication to public service and the legal profession is commendable.
We expect him to be a colleague to all, a trusted advisor to our clients,
and a mentor to our junior attorneys,” said Dorsey Managing Partner
Dorsey & Whitney has a rich tradition of attracting excellent attorneys with an interest in community service, including former United States
Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, former United States Vice President
Walter Mondale, former Minnesota Attorney General Warren Spannaus, and
former United States Attorneys Bob Bundy (AK) and Zach Carter (NY). Dorsey partner Mondale observed: “Governor Vilsack was one of the most respected governors in America and he earned a very strong reputation in the private practice of law. On top of that, he is a genuine human being. We are proud to have him associated with our firm.”
Specialties in the Dorsey Des Moines office include trial, public
finance, intellectual property and health law. The office includes 16
lawyers counseling Iowa-based companies, national and international
companies doing business in Iowa, hospitals and other health care
providers. The Des Moines office also counsels issuers and underwriters in all types of securities offerings, financial institutions, and state/local governments and agencies.
About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Clients have relied on Dorsey (http://www.dorsey.com) since 1912 as a
valued partner. With more than 650 lawyers in 19 locations in the United
States, Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive
approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a
number of the world’s most successful Fortune 500 companies from a variety
of disciplines, including leaders in the financial services, investment
banking, life sciences, securities, technology and energy sectors, as well as nonprofit and government entities.