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Entry-level Transactional Associate – Dorsey

Posted 1 year ago

Entry-Level Transactional Associate (#703)

Dorsey is seeking an entry-level associate to join the Public Finance practice group in our Minneapolis office in 2022 (subsequent to bar exam for new attorneys, prior if already admitted).  This attorney will join a group of 19 Public Finance attorneys spread across four Dorsey offices (Minneapolis, Des Moines, Missoula and Salt Lake City) who help state and municipal entities, banks, underwriters and nonprofits complete complex, sophisticated transactions as well as more traditional infrastructure finance work. Our clients seek our legal advice to build schools, parks, community centers, theaters, streets, hospitals and nursing homes, multi-family housing, jails, wastewater and solid waste facilities, stadiums, utilities and many other facilities as well as to finance single-family mortgage loans and student loans.

Are you interested in starting or continuing your career as a transactional attorney, working on projects that make a difference in your local community? Do you want to become an expert in an interesting area of transactional law incorporating state and federal tax, securities, real estate, secured transactions, nonprofit and municipal law, with close mentoring and training by partners who are nationally recognized in their field? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply for this role.

The following qualifications are required:

– A 2021 JD degree or anticipated 2022 JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school

– The ability to be admitted to the Minnesota bar

– Interest or experience in a transactional practice

– Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail

– Excellent critical thinking, analytical and writing skills

– Strong academic performance

Candidates with experience in another area of law who are interested in learning public finance law are encouraged to apply.  A background in finance is not required.

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Dorsey participates in E-Verify.

About Dorsey

Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.

Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:

– Banking and Financial Institutions

– Development and Infrastructure

– Energy & Natural Resources

– Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

– Healthcare

– Technology

Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.

One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

– Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)

– Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)

– 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)

– Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)

– Adoption Advocate (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

How to Apply

Dorsey accepts online applications at We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5033.

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