Holloway has worked at Dorsey before. From 1994 to 2001 she was a partner in the firm’s Trial and Labor & Employment groups.
Since then, she has worked in leadership roles in the medical device industry. Most recently she was vice president, general counsel and secretary for CR Bard, Inc., the global medical device manufacturer. Prior to that, she served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Medtronic and before that as vice president for Boston Scientific and Guidant. Holloway began her full-time duties as Dean of the Hamline University Law School on Jan. 6, 2014.
“Jean Holloway has over 30 years of experience in corporate and private legal practice and an incredible knowledge of the medical device industry,” said Dorsey & Whitney Managing Partner Ken Cutler in a press release announcing the hire. “She will be a terrific dean for Hamline Law, and we are delighted that she will be able to share her legal and industry insights with her friends and colleagues at Dorsey.”
Holloway said Dorsey has a strong medical device and life sciences practice and she is excited to help the practice grow.
“It’s more important today than ever before that those guiding America’s law schools and developing the next generation of lawyers keep closely in touch with the actual practice of law,” said Holloway.