Law360 Names Fredrikson & Byron One of the Best U.S. Firms for Women Lawyers
Fredrikson & Byron was again nationally recognized as one of the best U.S. law firms for female attorneys in Law360’s 2018 Ceiling Smashers list. Fredrikson ranked third among law firms with 150-299 attorneys. The report recognizes firms that have an exceptionally high representation of female equity partners.
Fredrikson ranked as the eighth best U.S. law firm among firms with 150-299 attorneys in Law360’s 2018 Glass Ceiling Report. According to Law360, the report highlights firms who “are outpacing their peers – breaking barriers and forging a path to a more diverse working environment.” Fredrikson improved its ranking this year, jumping from the 10th spot on the 2017 list.
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About the Best Law Firms for Women – Law360 surveyed more than 300 U.S. firms, or vereins with a U.S. component, about their overall and female headcount numbers as of Dec. 31, 2017. Only U.S.-based attorneys were included in the survey, and firms had to have at least 20 U.S.-based attorneys to participate. For the ranking, firms were first grouped according to size: 20-149 attorneys, 150-299 attorneys, 300-599 attorneys and 600-plus attorneys. Then, firms that fell below the average in any of the following categories were deemed ineligible for the ranking: (1) percentage of female attorneys; (2) percentage of female nonpartners; (3) percentage of female partners, both equity and nonequity; and (4) percentage of female equity partners. Finally, remaining firms were ranked using a formula that equally weights the percentage of nonpartners and percentage of total partners who are women.
Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Saltillo, 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.
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