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Fredrikson announces the hiring of chief human resources officer, Rachael Sullivan.

In this role, Sullivan will be responsible for driving the firm’s global human resources strategy, inclusive of recruitment, talent management, leadership development, culture and HR operations. As a senior executive of Human Resources, she has transformed HR models in order to deliver top talent, develop strong performance cultures, and build diverse and highly engaged environments. With more than 20 years of experience in HR leadership roles, partnering with C-Suite and executive leadership, she has built a reputation as a collaborative and trusted advisor and is known for delivering comprehensive yet practical human capital management solutions that drive results.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Fredrikson & Byron, an iconic law firm celebrating 75 years of rich history,” said Sullivan. "I intend to honor all the elements that contribute to our firm’s incredible culture, while identifying opportunities to facilitate meaningful and thoughtful transformation that will deliver our firm’s strategic priorities. This is an exciting time to join Fredrikson. I am honored to work with and among such a passionate team of employees, and delighted to serve as CHRO.”

Sullivan was named one of 10 Most Admired Women Leaders in HR in 2022 by Success Pitchers. She holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

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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