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Fredrikson & Byron attorney Tina Yin Sowatzke has been selected for membership in the 2022 Pathfinder program by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The LCLD program is designed to train high-performing, early-career attorneys on foundational leadership and relationship-building, providing participants with the opportunity to learn from top leaders in the legal profession along with experts in the fields of learning and development and executive coaching. Pathfinders are selected as leaders at LCLD member corporations and law firms. They have been identified as diverse, early-career emerging leaders who have distinguished—or have the potential to distinguish—themselves within their organizations.

Yin Sowatzke works collaboratively with clients and inventors to help protect their intellectual property assets and grow their patent portfolios. She serves clients by handling and prosecuting patent applications within large patent portfolios and has global patent prosecution experience in over 15 countries. Yin Sowatzke’s patent experience includes working with universities, corporations, startups, and individual inventors in protecting various chemical and life science technologies including, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, human and animal disease treatments, and chemical products for food service, food processing, healthcare and industrial markets.

Founded in 2009, LCLD has grown to an organization of more than 400 members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms. United by a spirit of activism and personal commitment, LCLD members participate widely in the programs they have created—leading by example, taking action and challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.

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 330+ 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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