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Prominent trial attorney Joseph T. Dixon, III has joined Fredrikson & Byron as a shareholder and co-chair of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Dixon offers clients a unique blend of trial, government and strategic business experience.

As former Deputy General Counsel for UnitedHealth Group, Dixon led responses to significant internal investigations and government inquiries. He is adept at crisis management and working with business clients, regulatory bodies and the media in high-profile matters. Dixon brings extensive in-court experience in complex litigation, criminal and enforcement actions. As the former Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, he developed a reputation as one of the leading complex criminal litigators in the state.

“By joining Fredrikson & Byron, I have a great opportunity to do what I enjoy, trying complicated cases,” states Dixon. “My background is a strong fit for Fredrikson’s clients - the firm already has a highly regarded and established white collar practice as well as depth in health care and health care fraud. I bring a combination of my trial experience, DOJ experience and corporate experience, which put me in an ideal position to best serve clients who are facing serious disputes and legal challenges.”

“Our clients will value the unique blend of public prosecutorial and private legal and business experience, combined with laser-like strategic focus, that Joe will bring to their most critical and sensitive legal matters,” said John Koneck, President of Fredrikson & Byron. “Joe’s outstanding reputation in local and national legal, governmental and corporate circles enhances the already strong reputation of our litigation group.”

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has 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. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

Media Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Communications Manager, 612.492.7514,

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