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Fredrikson Conflicts and Ethics Counsel Cassie Hanson has been appointed chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Professional Regulation Committee. The Professional Regulation Committee studies and recommends changes or comments (including those proposed by other entities) to the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility, Rules for Bar Admission, Client Security Board, or policies or administration of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, the Lawyers Board and the Board of Law Examiners.

Hanson is a legal ethics lawyer with substantial experience in the field of ethics and professional responsibility. For twenty years, she worked as a senior litigator and advisor at the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

Hanson is an experienced trial attorney and appellate advocate who regularly argued complex attorney discipline cases in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court. She has advised various government agencies, law firms and other stakeholders on legal ethics and professional responsibility. Hanson is a frequent public speaker on ethics and lawyer wellbeing. As conflicts and ethics counsel, Hanson will be focused on advising lawyers at Fredrikson on legal ethics, conflict prevention and resolution, legal malpractice/loss prevention, and trust account compliance.

The Minnesota State Bar Association, established in 1883, serves 14,000 attorney and law student members. The association promotes the highest standards of excellence and inclusion within the legal profession, provides valued resources to its members, and strives to improve the law and the equal administration of justice for all.

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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