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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Fredrikson & Byron Named to Twin Cities Business 2022 Best of Business Awards

Fredrikson & Byron has been named a finalist in the law firm category of the 2022 Best of Business Awards by Twin Cities Business (TCB).

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

114 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were named by Best Lawyers® in its 2023 ranking reports. 84 Fredrikson attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.© Eight of these attorneys were also named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers named 30 Fredrikson attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© 2023, recognizing attorneys who have been in practice for five to nine years and have displayed outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

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Bridget Penick Appointed to Ways and Means Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association

Bridget Penick, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Bridget PenickFredrikson & Byron attorney Bridget R. Penick has been appointed to serve on the Iowa State Bar Association’s Ways and Means Committee for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

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Litigation Attorney Elizabeth N. Thomson Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Elizabeth Thomson, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Elizabeth Thomson Attorney Elizabeth N. Thomson has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Litigation Group.

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USCIS Extends Certain COVID-19 Flexibilities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through October 23, 2022.

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USCIS Reminds Employers That Only Unexpired I-9 List B Documents Are Accepted

USCIS reminded employers that DHS ended the temporary flexibility related to accepting expired List B documents for Form I-9 employment eligibility verification purposes.

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USCIS To Implement Second Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Immigrant Petitions

USCIS is implementing the second phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

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USCIS Releases New I-9 Guidance for Employers of E and L Nonimmigrants

USCIS has published new guidance on Form I-9 related to employees with E and L nonimmigrant status in its Handbook for Employers.

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USCIS Will No Longer Accept Combined Fee Payments for EB-5 Applications/Petitions

USCIS will no longer accept a single, combined fee payment when an applicant or petitioner files EB-5 immigrant investor applications or petitions with related forms.

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DHS Extends and Redesignates Syria for TPS, Suspends Certain Requirements for Syrian F-1 Students

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced several measures to provide relief to Syrians in the United States.

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