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Fredrikson president Melodie R. Rose was recently named one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2024 Power Shift 25 honorees. The Business Journal’s first annual Power Shift 25 highlights 25 newly minted CEOs, presidents and executive directors who have come into leadership positions at Twin Cities organizations during the past year to carry the baton of growth, excellence and leadership in our communities. Honorees will be featured in an upcoming publication with in-depth profiles.

“I am pleased to be named to the inaugural Power Shift 25 among colleagues leading respected organizations in the Twin Cities,” said Rose. "Fredrikson's leadership team is committed to maintaining a culture which supports one another, making us stronger partners to each other and our clients, and making us a more impactful member of our community."

Rose is the President of Fredrikson, recently appointed after years in firm leadership, including as a member of its Board of Directors, Compensation Committee and as co-chair of its Public Companies / Capital Markets Group and Corporate Governance Group. She has more than 33 years of experience in corporate representation including securities regulation, corporate governance, equity and debt capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and business planning. Rose advises Fortune 500, mid-cap, small-cap and start-up companies in a broad range of industries as well as underwriters, placement agents, and venture firms. She is active in the business and corporate governance communities, serving on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Minnesota Chapter, participating in Women Corporate Directors, Minnesota Chapter, and teaching Corporate Governance as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

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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