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Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Lousene M. Hoppe has started her tenure as president of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association Board of Directors. Hoppe will serve a two-year term ending in June 2023.

“Serving the LGBTQ+ Bar Association as its president is an exciting responsibility in a significant time for diversity and inclusion. The LGBTQ+ Bar supports the efforts of law firms and other legal employers to be increasingly assertive in finding ways to support equality. Likewise, I am proud of the actions Fredrikson has taken, such as the firm’s policy to credit attorneys with time spent advancing inclusion, equity and diversity in the firm and legal industry,” said Hoppe.

“Lousene’s impact goes beyond her important work with the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and her strong leadership within Fredrikson & Byron as our firm counsel and as the chair of our Practice Quality Committee. She is an excellent lawyer, a mentor to many and a champion for a better firm culture in which everyone is welcome,” said Fredrikson president John Koneck.

Hoppe is a litigator and criminal defense attorney who represents corporations and individuals accused of health care fraud, financial or tax crimes, and criminal felony and misdemeanor cases at both the state and federal levels. She also focuses on foreign corruption practices act (FCPA) investigations and due diligence, false claims act (FCA) litigation, investigations of alleged regulatory or licensing violations, and related commercial litigation matters.

Hoppe is experienced in dealing with representatives/agents of government agencies on behalf of clients under investigation for civil or criminal penalties. She assists companies and individuals with responding to grand jury or administrative subpoenas and civil investigative demands (CIDs). Hoppe offers practical guidance for those who face exclusion from state and federal programs, including Medicare/Medicaid.

The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. The LGBTQ+ Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity. For more information on the LGBTQ+ Bar, visit

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s 300+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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