Dorsey & White hires Desmond for tech commerce practice

Dorsey & White has hired Scott Desmond as a partner in the technology commerce practice of the corporate group in the firm’s New York office. Desmond will represent domestic and international companies in a range of corporate, financing and commercial transactions, including banking and commercial work, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, technology commerce, venture capital and emerging companies. Desmond also will work on technology, Internet and e-commerce issues. Desmond was most recently a partner and of counsel at Greenberg Traurig.

Press Release

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Scott M. Desmond has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the Technology Commerce Practice of the Corporate Group in Dorsey’s New York office. Mr. Desmond represents domestic and multinational companies in a wide range of corporate, financing and commercial transactions, including banking and commercial work, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, technology commerce, venture capital and emerging companies, as well as technology, Internet and eCommerce matters. He has extensive experience in asset-based and other secured financings, representation of suppliers in vendor financing for procurements, representation of Japanese companies in joint venture and technology licensing matters, private equity and representation of strategic and financial investors in development-stage technology companies, among other things.

Mr. Desmond, who was an associate and partner at Dorsey from 1988 to 2006, was most recently a partner and of counsel at Greenberg Traurig LLP in that Firm’s New York office. He received a JD degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and an AB degree from Dartmouth College.

“Scott Desmond is an extremely talented and multi-faceted corporate lawyer with a loyal client following both domestically and internationally,” said Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “He brings a wealth of experience back to the Firm and will help us expand our work for major clients across the platform. We are very glad to have him back.”

Mr. Desmond noted, “This is a great move for me and for the clients I represent. Dorsey’s global reach and full-service platform will enable me and my Dorsey colleagues to serve more of our clients’ needs more efficiently. I am delighted to be back. Dorsey is a great firm with an exceptional client base.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in the financial services, life sciences, technology, agribusiness and energy sectors, as well as major non-profit and government entities.

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