Claire Topp ’92

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP


  • Carleton College, B.A.
  • University of Minnesota, B.S.
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

Professor Claire Topp is a partner in Dorsey’s health and nonprofit and tax exempt organizations practice groups where she collaborates with her clients to achieve their business goals by understanding their risk tolerance and applying practical and risk mitigating solutions within a complex regulatory environment. She works in three diverse sectors – health care, tax exempt organizations, and standards development organizations.

Topp is a frequent lecturer on governance best practices, private foundation excise taxes, Stark II, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, and negotiating employment agreements for physicians, dentists, and advanced practice nurses.

Nonprofit Law