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Fredrikson announces the hiring of Director of Pro Bono & Community Service, Katy Drahos. Drahos is responsible for the development, implementation and overall coordination of Fredrikson’s multifaceted and nationally recognized pro bono program.

“Fredrikson has such a strong reputation for leading the way in providing pro bono services to those who need it,” said Drahos. “I am excited to continue shaping the programs that have been built with innovation and creativity in mind. It is a privilege to get to know our pro bono clients and see the impactful work of the dedicated attorneys who want to make a difference and encourage others to do the same.”

Prior to joining Fredrikson, Drahos served as Access to Justice Director for the Minnesota State Bar Association where she led Bar-wide efforts to improve access to justice by engaging members of the private bar, legal aid and the courts to tackle legal and systemic issues facing the most vulnerable members of the community.

Social responsibility is part of Fredrikson’s culture and community-driven approach. Recognizing the power of collaboration and relationships, Fredrikson lawyers and staff are fully committed to bringing people together to advance justice causes—through pro bono representation, board service, volunteerism and partnerships.

Fredrikson has a long history of encouraging community participation by all of its employees, and many employees, both lawyers and staff, share a commitment to provide voluntary services to their communities. These services, although too numerous to list, include everything from tutoring students in math, reading, and composition, serving on local community boards, fundraising for charitable events, and raising awareness of the arts, to visiting seniors in nursing homes or bringing food and companionship to homebound senior citizens. Additionally, Fredrikson gives each employee paid time off to volunteer for firm-sponsored community service programs such as rehabilitating or building homes through Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, serving meals at Sharing & Caring Hands, or purchasing and delivering school supplies and gifts to homeless or orphaned youth and holiday gifts to families in need through the Friends of Fredrikson program.

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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