International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it has named Richard E. F. Holdrup as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Holdrup has over 10 years of law firm CFO experience, most recently as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of San Francisco-based Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, P.C., which became part of Arnold & Porter LLP earlier this year. Mr. Holdrup previously served as CFO of the Heller Ehrman and Squire, Sanders law firms. Prior to working in the legal services industry, Mr. Holdrup held several senior financial executive positions in the consumer products industry over a period of 19 years.
“We are very pleased that Richard is joining Dorsey,” said Marianne D. Short, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “The business of law continues to evolve rapidly, and we are fortunate to have an executive with Richard’s depth and breadth of experience leading our finance group during this time. He brings valuable strategic insights and will be a solid addition to the leadership team at Dorsey.”
“I am excited by the opportunity to lead the finance operation at one of the premier law firms in the country,” said Mr. Holdrup. “A changing industry presents challenges but also great opportunities, and I am energized by the chance to help shape the future of such a fine firm.”