- Attorney John Koneck Receives Hennepin County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award
John M. Koneck, President of Fredrikson & Byron, has been selected to receive the Hennepin County Bar Association’s 2015 Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award.
Fredrikson & Byron represented the City of New Brighton in achieving a $59.4 million settlement with the United States Army.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Omnis Pharmaceuticals in a licensing agreement.
Fredrikson & Byron was named a 2015 “Go-To Law Firm” by American Lawyer Media (ALM).
Fredrikson & Byron announced today the 10 winning applicants to its Benefit Corporation Cultivator Program.
- Fredrikson & Byron Represents Eurofins Scientific in Agreement to Acquire Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel for Eurofins Scientific.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto in the company’s recently announced sale to Unilever.
- Fredrikson & Byron Represents Securian Financial Group Inc. in Agreement to Purchase Majority Interest in Asset Allocation & Management Company
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Securian Financial Group Inc.
- Fredrikson & Byron Represents Central Bancshares, Inc. in Agreement to Merge with MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Central Bancshares, Inc. (Central), a community bank holding company based in Golden Valley, MN.
Fredrikson & Byron lawyer James E. Dorsey received the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota’s 18th Annual Earl Larson Award.
Fredrikson & Byron’s Pro Bono & Community Service Manager was selected to receive the 2014 Minnesota Justice Foundation’s Outstanding Service Award.
Fredrikson & Byron has been named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2015.
Joseph J. Cassioppi received Fredrikson’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year award.
Fredrikson has re-elected David P. Bunde, John J. Erhart, John M. Koneck, Steven J. Quam, and Mary S. Ranum to the firm’s board of directors.
Fredrikson has elected 11 new shareholders.
Five attorneys were named Great Plains Super Lawyers and three attorneys were named Great Plains Rising Stars.
- Fredrikson & Byron Ranked Among Top Three Law Firms Nationally in Domestic Bank and Thrift Merger Deals by American Banker
The annual ranking is for domestic bank and thrift merger deals for the first half of 2014.
Fifty-nine Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2015© (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Fredrikson & Byron receives award for fourth consecutive year.
Kristin N. Blenkush named a Certified Real Property Law Specialist by the MSBA.
Fredrikson acted as legal counsel for Medtronic, Inc.
- Fredrikson & Byron Government Relations Professionals Serve in Leadership Roles in Award Winning “5% Campaign”
Kevin Goodno and Anni Simons played active roles.
Gabinete is one of the largest law firms in Mexico's Bajio region.
Super Lawyers magazine recognized 37 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys.
Bio-Techne engages in the development, manufacture and sale of biotechnology-based products and clinical calibrators and controls.
The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation’s 22nd annual Minority Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Kwon and Hanya “Rena” Liu.
Fredrikson & Byron assisted Eurofins Scientific in recent acquisition.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Techne Corporation in its agreement to acquire ProteinSimple for $300 million in cash.
- Fredrikson & Byron Meets All Six Criteria for Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification (WILEF) - Third Year in a Row
For the third consecutive year, Fredrikson & Byron earned the “2014 Gold Standard Certification” by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).
- John H. Stout Appointed to the Governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section
John Stout has been appointed to the ABA Governing Council.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked eight Fredrikson & Byron practice areas and 19 individual attorneys in its 2014 edition, released today.
The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 67 current Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers.
Fredrikson & Byron was named a member of Law360’s inaugural class of “2014 Ceiling Smashers,” which ranks the top 25 U.S.-based law firms for having the highest percentage of female partners.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel for Techne Corporation in its $10 million equity investment in CyVek.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel for Medtronic, Inc. in its recent public offering.
On February 27, 2014, Teresa M. Thompson, Chair of our Trade Secrets and Non-Competes Groups, moderated a panel presentation titled “Trade Secret Theft from Prevention to Enforcement.”
Fredrikson & Byron is pleased to announce that Stephen Bergerson, Lora Mitchell Friedemann and John Pickerill were recognized in the 2014 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000).
- Grant Fairbairn Named Chair of the MN Intellectual Property Law Association’s Patent Litigation - ADR - CAFC Committee
Grant Fairbairn was appointed Chair of MIPLA’s Patent Litigation Committee.
Fredrikson & Byron was named a 2014 “Go-To Law Firm,” and will be featured in the 11th Annual “In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 U.S. Companies,” a guide produced by American Lawyer Media (ALM), the publishers of Corporate Counsel magazine. Fredrikson was selected for its work in several areas.
Fredrikson & Byron was named one of 50 “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers for the third consecutive year. This award recognizes firms nationwide that are leaders in attracting, retaining and promoting women lawyers. Firms were measured by their workforce representation; time off and leaves; child care; flexibility; leadership, compensation and advancement of women; and development and retention of women. The recipients of the 2013 Best Law Firms for Women award were announced in the August/September issue of Working Mother magazine.
- Fredrikson & Byron and Northwestern University School of Law: Collaboration results in first legal manual for attorneys representing those facing death penalty around the world
The Minneapolis law firm of Fredrikson & Byron and the Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) at Northwestern University School of Law have published the first international law manual, “Representing Individuals Facing the Death Penalty: A Best Practices Manual.” The manual, which is written in connection with Death Penalty Worldwide, provides lawyers with legal arguments and strategic guidance in representing individuals facing the death penalty around the world.
Fredrikson & Byron P.A. is pleased to announce that its Fargo office was honored for being a Business/Organization that Empowers Women at the 40th Annual YWCA Cass Clay Women of the Year event on Monday, April 29, 2013. The Women of the Year event celebrated 30 of the most influential and impactful women and businesses in the Cass-Clay community. Fredrikson was recognized for its award winning pro bono work, ranking third highest in percentage of women partners among the nation’s 250 largest law firms, having an above national average number of female partners, being named a Top 100 Law Firms for Women and providing a family-friendly work environment.
Fredrikson & Byron was named a 2013 “Go-To Law Firm,” and will be featured in the 10th Annual “In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 U.S. Companies,” a guide produced by American Lawyer Media (ALM), the publishers of Corporate Counsel magazine. Fredrikson was selected for its work in the area of patent prosecution.
- LOUISIANA MAN FREED AFTER 15 YEARS ON DEATH ROW: Fredrikson & Byron Pro Bono Team Helps Gain His Freedom
For more than 25 years, Fredrikson & Byron has been representing men on death row in Louisiana. Shortly after its first death row client was executed in 1999, the firm stepped up to take the case of Damon Thibodeaux and more recently, the case of Michael Wearry, both of whom claim innocence of the crimes for which they were convicted and sentenced to death.
The American Bar Association (ABA) Death Penalty Representation Project (DPRP) recently announced that Fredrikson & Byron is one of three law firms nationally that will be awarded its annual Exceptional Service Award at the Project’s 25th anniversary dinner in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Fredrikson & Byron was recently ranked 33rd by Corporation Service Company (CSC) and World Trademark Review in its Top 100 list of U.S. trademark services firms for 2010.