Attorney Aleida Ortega Conners has been named the President-Elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA), a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the interests of Hispanic attorneys and law students in Minnesota.
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Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Sajan Inc. (NASDAQ: SAJA), a full-service language translation and localization services provider, in its merger agreement with AMPLEXOR International SA, a leading digital solution provider headquartered in Luxembourg.
Attorney Lousene M. Hoppe is among the 11 new board members named to the National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation, the country's largest organizations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied legal professionals.
Attorney Kevin P. Goodno was recently appointed to the Bush Foundation’s Board of Directors. The board is comprised of up to 15 leaders from across the region who bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Corporate Attorney Mercedes Jackson and Immigration Attorney June Cheng Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs
Corporate attorney Mercedes McFarland Jackson was named a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2017 class of Fellows and Immigration attorney Zhu “June” Cheng was named a member of the LCLD 2017 class of Pathfinders program.
Fredrikson & Byron shareholders Robert D. Aronson and Karen G. Schanfield will receive this year’s Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award. This honor is issued on an annual basis by the Twin Cities Cardozo Society, the affinity group of Jewish lawyers, jurists and law students advancing the philanthropic, social and educational mission of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Federations. This prestigious award is granted in recognition of the outstanding practice of law, record of integrity, love of learning and service to both the Jewish and the general communities. Aronson and Schanfield will be recognized for their accomplishments at the Twin Cities Cardozo Society’s annual dinner on November 2, 2017.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT), a Minnesota-based manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATVs and other power sports products and accessories, in its merger agreement with Textron Inc, a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, professional turf-care equipment and ground support equipment.
Attorney Jeffrey J. Steinle joins Fredrikson & Byron as of counsel in the firm’s Life Sciences, Health Care Innovation & IT and Commercial Law Groups. Steinle is a corporate attorney who advises life science companies executing M&A, divestiture, financing, joint venture, licensing and commercial transactions. He serves as general counsel to digital health companies as they navigate the myriad legal issues related to the growing use of artificial intelligence, smart algorithms and “big data” in medical technology.
Shareholder Edward Q. Cassidy was selected to receive the 2016 Attorney of the Year award from Minnesota Lawyer.
Fredrikson & Byron received a nearly perfect score of 95 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Fredrikson’s score reflects a commitment to LGBT workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits and practices.