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Dorsey’s Anchorage Office Adds Two Lawyers


Experienced Alaska Native Corporation Lawyer Sara Peterson and Associate Rachel Richards Add Further Depth to Dorsey Team

MINNEAPOLIS – (November 19, 2012) – International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Sara Peterson has joined the Corporate practice as Of Counsel in Dorsey’s Anchorage office. Ms. Peterson’s practice is focused on corporate and transactional matters and she has developed significant expertise with the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) government contracting program for Alaska Native corporations and other minority-owned businesses. Ms. Peterson was previously associate general counsel with Bristol Bay Native Corporation. She received a B.A. (International Business) from Alaska Pacific University and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.

Rachel Richards

In addition, Rachel Richards has joined the Litigation practice as an Associate. Ms. Richards was previously an Assistant General Counsel with the federal government where she worked in the areas of administrative law, ethics, and government contracts. She received a B.A. (French) from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Commenting on the announcement, Jahna Lindemuth, a Partner and Head of Dorsey’s Anchorage office said, “We are very pleased that Sara and Rachel have decided to join Dorsey. Sara’s strong connections in the Alaska Native community will help us better serve our clients. Rachel has gained valuable experience in her time at the federal government which also will be beneficial to our clients doing business in Alaska.”

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