Fredrikson & Byron Recognized as a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

April 20, 2016

Fredrikson & Byron is again prominently ranked in two recently published Law360 surveys as the highest ranked full service law firm with more than 250 attorneys.

Fredrikson was ranked among the “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys“ by Law360. For the second year, Law360 ranked the 100 best U.S. law firms for women based on a firm’s female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its total number of female attorneys. Ranked number 12 nationally, Fredrikson is the highest ranked full service law firm with more than 250 attorneys on this year’s list.

Fredrikson was also listed among “The Best Law Firms for Female Partners” in Law360’s annual Ceiling Smasher list. The 2016 list ranks the top 25 U.S.-based law firms, out of more than 300 surveyed, with the highest percentage of U.S. female partners. Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report found that women make up just 34 percent of all attorneys, and 22 percent of partners are women at the U.S. law firms surveyed by Law360. In contrast, Fredrikson women make up 38 percent of the firm’s U.S. attorney ranks and 33 percent of shareholders are women. The Report findings note that the new firms on the list are smaller, most with fewer than 100 attorneys. Fredrikson & Byron is one of only two U.S. firms with more than 250 attorneys ranked on the 2016 list, and the only large, full service law firm listed.

“We are pleased that our long-standing commitment to the development and advancement of women has led us to become a firm that is again nationally recognized as a place where lawyers have successful and meaningful careers, regardless of gender,” said Mary Ranum, Chair of the Firm’s Board of Directors.

Law360 is an American online news source that covers the entire spectrum of legal practice areas daily. For more information, visit www.law360.com.

About the 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys - The top U.S. law firms ranking is based on four factors as of Dec. 31, 2015: 1) the percentage of partners, both equity and non-equity, who are women; 2) the percentage of nonpartners who are women; 3) the split between the firm’s female partner percentage and female nonpartner percentage; and 4) the number of female attorneys at the firm. More than 300 U.S. firms were surveyed for the ranking. 

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 www.fredlaw.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

Media Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Communications Manager, 612.492.7514, kgriffith@fredlaw.com