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Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual legal guide identifying the top attorneys and law firms in the United States, ranked 12 practice areas and 26 individual attorneys from Fredrikson in its 2023 edition, released today.

During the Chambers USA interviews, sources commended Fredrikson for being “very responsive and quick to dedicate team members to a need,” as well as doing “a good job of pointing out risks and how to mitigate them in a pragmatic manner. They are solution oriented and not obstructionists.”

One client commented, “The team is quite sophisticated and provides a practical business-oriented solution to all of the complex issues that we face.” While another client stated, “We appreciate the legal knowledge and assistance we receive from Fredrikson & Byron.”

Chambers ranked Fredrikson in the following practice areas:


Labor & Employment (Firm Band 2)


Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Firm Band 2)
Corporate/M&A (Firm Band 1)
Immigration (Firm Band 1)
Intellectual Property (Firm Band 3)
Labor & Employment (Firm Band 2)
Litigation: General Commercial (Firm Band 2)
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Firm Band 2)
Real Estate (Firm Band 2)

North Dakota

Corporate/Commercial (Firm Band 1)
Labor & Employment (Firm Band 1)
Litigation: General Commercial (Firm Band 1)

Chambers ranked the following Fredrikson attorneys:


Krystle L. Campa (Real Estate)
Bridget R. Penick (Labor & Employment)
Emily S. Pontius (Labor & Employment)
J. Marc Ward (Corporate/M&A)


Frank B. Bennett (Corporate/M&A)
Robert C. Boisvert (Labor & Employment)
Ryan C. Brauer (Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; Corporate/M&A)
Joseph T. Dixon, III (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
Terrence J. Fleming (Litigation: General Commercial)
Loan T. Huynh (Immigration)
Leigh-Erin Irons (Corporate/M&A)
Sean P. Kearney (Corporate/M&A)
John M. Koneck (Real Estate)
Brian S. McCool (Real Estate)
Anne M. Radolinski (Labor & Employment)
Mary S. Ranum (Real Estate)
Karen G. Schanfield (Senior Statespeople – Labor & Employment)
Teresa M. Thompson (Labor & Employment)
Todd A. Wind (Litigation: General Commercial)

North Dakota

Beverley L. Adams (Labor & Employment)
Kristy L. Albrecht (Labor & Employment)
Lawrence Bender (Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources)
Benjamin J. Hasbrouck (Litigation: General Commercial)
Michael S. Raum (Corporate/Commercial)
Todd E. Zimmerman (Litigation: General Commercial)
Aubrey J. Zuger (Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial)

Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area based on their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service. Law firm departments are ranked on their technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence and value for money. These factors and considerations are judged by interviews with those active in the market, mainly clients and other lawyers with whom they work, and by assessing recent work done. The rankings for law firms and individual attorneys are in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

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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