Fredrikson & Byron Promotes Robert J. Hamilton to Chief Operating Officer – Hires New Chief Financial Officer Julie M. DuBois

March 4, 2015

Fredrikson & Byron has promoted Robert J. Hamilton to serve as its chief operating officer. Hamilton has executive responsibility for Marketing, Finance, IT, Human Resources, Information Resources and Administrative Services, and acts in an ex-officio capacity on Fredrikson’s Board of Directors, its Executive Committee and the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation. Hamilton joined Fredrikson in 1994 as its chief financial officer. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Hamilton spent 15 years in the public accounting and financial services industries.

Fredrikson has hired Julie M. DuBois to serve as its chief financial officer. DuBois is responsible for all financial aspects of the firm including financial planning and analysis, reporting and accounting. Additionally, she supports Fredrikson’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and other Committees on the implementation of strategic objectives. Prior to joining Fredrikson in 2015, DuBois worked for RBC Wealth Management U.S. for 12 years in a variety of positions including Director of Finance, Business Manager and most recently Head of Corporate Strategy. DuBois has over 20 years of financial experience including 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, controller of a publicly-held facilities services’ company and RBC Wealth Management.

“Bob’s leadership skill and strategic focus, combined with his long experience with our law firm, make him the ideal candidate to step into the role of COO,” said John Koneck, president of Fredrikson & Byron. “We are also pleased that Julie has joined us. With her strong financial and strategic planning background, she is a welcome addition to our management team.”

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has 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. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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