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Fredrikson attorneys Natasha Townes Robinson and Roger Yang have been selected for membership in the 2023 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.

Robinson is a litigation attorney who represents individuals and businesses in commercial, regulatory and white collar criminal matters. She advises clients on health care compliance, fraud and abuse laws, regulatory issues, internal investigations, and professional licensing. Robinson has significant experience in complex administrative litigation. She also maintains an active pro bono practice and has advocated for clients in cases involving post-conviction release and expungements.

Yang is a litigation attorney whose practice focuses on business litigation. He has litigated on behalf of entities involved in complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. Yang also maintains an active pro bono practice and has advocated for clients in cases involving evictions, religious liberty and immigration.

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.

In October 2022, the LCLD named Fredrikson a 2022 Compass Award winner, which recognizes law firms and corporations showing a strong commitment to building a more diverse organization and a more inclusive legal profession.

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 350+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Ames, Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Madison, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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