Date: July 3, 2012
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Lori-Ann Jones Elected President of
The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
Minneapolis, MN July 3, 2012 – – Fredrikson & Byron is pleased to announce that attorney Lori-Ann Jones was elected president of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL). News of her election was announced at the MABL general membership meeting on June 20, 2012. Jones will begin serving her year-long term as president on July 1, 2012. She currently holds the position of vice president of MABL.
“We are very proud of Lori-Ann and her election to this leadership role with MABL. We look forward to this next year for her and to providing her with strong support throughout her term. It is particularly satisfying to hold her out within and outside the firm as an example of the quality of diverse attorneys that our collective inclusion efforts can attract and retain in our legal community,” said Adonis Neblett, shareholder and member of Fredrikson & Byron’s diversity committee.
Jones is an associate in the firm’s Employment & Labor Law and Litigation Groups. She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, OSHA contests and trials, and general tort matters. Jones has experience taking plaintiff and employee depositions, physician depositions, representing clients in Administrative Hearings, as well as drafting pleadings and motions, including summary judgment motions. Jones has second-chaired two trials, tried workers’ compensation cases, and written numerous pre-trial memorandums and appellant briefs.
MABL’s mission is to promote and support professional development among Black lawyers, judges, and law students in Minnesota. The organization is committed to representing the interests of Black citizens and their community in the legal profession and in the judicial system throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.mabl.org.
Fredrikson & Byron is a 260 attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck and Fargo, N.D.; Des Moines, Iowa; Monterrey, Mexico; and Shanghai. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” Fredrikson & Byron brings business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking when working with clients and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s primary areas of practice include advertising, banking, corporate, corporate governance, employment and labor, energy and renewable energy, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, life sciences, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities and tax. Fredrikson & Byron serves a broad range of clients including multinational corporations, public companies, privately-held businesses, entrepreneurs, government agencies and family businesses. The firm’s attorneys also work with individuals on estate planning, family law and immigration matters. Fredrikson & Byron is the exclusive Minnesota law firm member of the World Services Group, a worldwide network of professional service providers. More information is available at www.fredlaw.com.