Dorsey & Whitney named Ken Cutler to serve as the firm’s new managing partner today.
He replaces Marianne Short who is leaving the firm at the end of the year to join United Health Group as executive vice president and chief legal officer.
Cutler will begin his three year term Jan. 1.
Cutler is a partner in Dorsey’s Corporate Group with more than 35 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, emerging growth companies, venture capital financing and representation of private and public companies on general corporate matters, financing transactions and SEC-registered public offerings. He is a member of the firm’s management committee, with responsibility for the firm’s transactional practices around the globe.
“Ken Cutler is a superb lawyer and a natural leader,” said Bill Berens, the chair of the firm’s Policy Committee in a news release. “We are confident that he will be able to build on Dorsey’s strong global platform and ensure the Firm’s continued success in pursuing our client-service mission and strategic goals.”
Cutler serves as a director, and formerly served as chairman of the board, of the Minnesota Zoo. He also serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Orchestral Association and on the board of governors of the Minneapolis Club.
He is a graduate of the University of Chicago. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.