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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. The report, appearing in the August/September issue of World Trademark Review, was prepared using public trademark filings data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and reviewed by CSC’s seasoned team of trademark professionals. Go to CSC’s web site to view the results. This is the sixth straight year in which Fredrikson & Byron has been ranked among the top 100 U.S. trademark firms in the annual report.