Managing Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Ken Cutler became Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney in 2013. In addition to being the top executive of the 570-lawyer, 20-office international law firm, Ken has been a practicing lawyer counseling corporate clients for more than 40 years.

Under Ken’s leadership, Dorsey has been recognized widely for its diversity efforts. In 2018, Dorsey received Mansfield Certification Plus, making it one of only 27 law firms recognized for implementing the “Mansfield Rule.” This initiative is focused on increasing the representation of women and minorities in law firm leadership roles.

Dorsey’s other diversity efforts include a Diversity Advisor program which matches minority, LGBTQ, and senior women associates with partner advisors, a fellowship program for diverse law school students, and a number of other internal initiatives. Additionally, Dorsey sponsors and participates in several minority bar associations and other diversity-focused organizations.

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2018: JoLynn Markison; 2017: Charlene Marie Krogh; 2016: Rabeha Kamaluddin; 2015: Anthony Epps; 2014: Elizabeth Rozon Baksh; 2013: Shawna L.F. Anderson; 2012: Cassandra H.M. Headrick; 2011: Taiesha L. McBroom

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2018: Rachel Benedict, Andrea Wechter

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2018: Heaven Chandler, Michelle Irukera, Julia Lisi; 2015: Camila Hanson, Sapna Khatri, Ryan Rivera; 2014: Neha Khandhadia; 2013: Riley Moore; 2012: Josh Hinman

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2014)


Member: Ken Cutler

Diversity Professionals: Joan F. Oyaas, Cornell Moore, Rebecca Bernhard

Communications: Jeri Longtin-Kloss