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Fredrikson is proud to announce it has again achieved Mansfield Certification for large law firms in 2023. Mansfield Certification, awarded by Diversity Lab, measures the structural changes and steps law firms have taken over the past year to ensure paths to leadership – including lateral hiring, client pitch teams, promotions, appointments and more – are open and transparent to all qualified lawyers.

“We are pleased to be named among a growing number of firms committed to seeing measured increases in achieving diversity in firm leadership. It is essential for law firms to pursue an inclusive work environment,” said Loan Huynh, Fredrikson’s Board of Directors member and Immigration Department Chair.

Mansfield’s processes seek to ensure equal opportunity and access to leadership roles. The focus is on opening the door wider and ensuring that opportunities for advancement are inclusive for everyone. Mansfield takes a behavioral science approach that embeds accountability, transparency and knowledge sharing into our talent practices. It has been proven that increased diversity in leadership leads to more inclusive and equitable decisions that reflect the needs of the entire workforce, benefiting both talent and clients.

“The firms honored for achieving Certification have articulated and broadened the paths to leadership. The expectations, and avenues to success, have never been clearer. And this commitment to transparency benefits everyone. I am proud to work with each of these firms,” said Alyssa Jarvis, Director of Mansfield & Strategic Innovations at Diversity Lab, in their news release.

To explore Fredrikson’s commitment to inclusivity, visit our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page.

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 375+ 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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