MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it has named Robert L. “Skipp” Swayze as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Swayze has over 25 years of law firm finance and senior administrative experience, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Dallas-based Gardere Wynne & Sewell, where he served from 2006 to 2013. Before that, he served in a variety of finance and management functions for Fulbright & Jaworski, Perkins Coie, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (today part of DLA Piper) and Baker & McKenzie.
Mr. Swayze is a certified public accountant and practiced with McGladrey & Pullen before beginning his work with law firms in 1988.
“We are delighted that Skipp is joining Dorsey,” said Ken Cutler, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “The business of law continues to evolve, and we are fortunate to have an executive with Skipp’s extensive experience leading our finance group as Dorsey moves forward. He brings valuable strategic insights and will be an excellent addition to the Firm’s leadership team.”
“I am excited to be leading the finance operation at one of the premier law firms in the country,” said Mr. Swayze. “It is very energizing to have the opportunity to help shape the future of such a fine firm at a time when a changing industry presents challenges as well as great new opportunities.”
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