Managing Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

William Stoeri became Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney in 2019, after 30 years with the firm. He previously led the firm's Global Trial Group, Health Litigation Practice Group, and Healthcare Industry Group. William serves on the Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council and was President of the Board of the Alumni Association of Kalamazoo College. 

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:
2019: Divya Gupta; 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: 
2019: Clark Yeh, Tiffany Shimada; 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

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2014)


 

Member: William Stoeri

Diversity Professionals: Joan Oyaas, Cornell Moore, Rebecca Bernhard

Communications: Jeri Longtin-Kloss