“Pursuit of a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment are core values of Fredrikson & Byron. In furtherance of these values, we are pressure-testing our internal systems and processes so they best promote this effort, providing safe spaces for ongoing education and dialogue, and partnering with others to strengthen the broader community through pro bono assistance and financial support. We are committed to investing in the development, promotion, and success of our colleagues. Our firm is better able to provide outstanding service to our clients and innovative solutions to their legal needs by cultivating a diverse workforce.”

Mary S. Ranum
Former Inclusion & Diversity Committee Chair

Statement of Values

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Fredrikson. To best serve our clients, we provide innovative solutions to legal needs by cultivating a diverse workforce.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We recognize that a statement alone will not help us achieve a more diverse workforce. Intentional steps and actions directed at hiring and retaining lawyers of diverse backgrounds is imperative.

Fredrikson’s diversity and inclusion initiatives are led by a committee composed of board members, division representatives, associates, and professionals from our business development, recruiting and diversity teams. The committee is responsible for creating and promoting opportunities for education and dialogue throughout the firm, while also supporting the firm’s efforts to retain more effectively attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Feedback from our current attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds, as well as from those who have left the firm, is an important component in helping us to learn more about their overall experiences at the firm, identify what obstacles to success they have encountered, and uncover opportunities for improvement. This feedback is extremely important to creating an atmosphere in which all Fredrikson employees feel they can succeed.

Pursuit of diversity and inclusion as core values enables our firm to be a home where professionals and staff who reflect the diversity of our community can achieve success and career fulfillment–individual by individual–which will enrich the professional and personal experience of everyone at Fredrikson.

We acknowledge both the moral and business imperatives for promoting diversity and inclusion within our firm and community. Our clients inspire us to create diverse teams of individuals in order to provide innovative solutions to their legal needs.

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

We aspire to be a leader in both our profession and our community in reflecting diversity and inclusion as core values. We are proud to highlight a few of the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives:

The firm has taken several steps to break down barriers and help confront unconscious bias:

The firm provides support to our attorneys and staff through a variety of programs including:


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