Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

3 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 | Minneapolis | MN | 55402-1425

Phone: 612-492-7000 | Fax: 612-492-7077

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Year of establishment 1948 Number of partners 160
Number of offices 8 Partner to associate ratio 2.00
Biggest office Minneapolis Percentage of women attorneys 25.70
Number of attorneys 287 Percentage of minority attorneys 4.80
Number of associates 79 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.90
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Fredrikson & Byron P.A. Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Management should seriously considering changing their philosophy and encouraging more teamwork throughout the firm. A culture change would do this place wonders.

Pros: The technology and amenities at this firm are very good, and the office I work at is well designed, clean, and well appointed.

Cons: The "eat what you kill" philosophy makes for an environment that lacks any sort of teamwork or cohesion. This is not a very spirited or fun place to work.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


At Fredrikson & Byron, we’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. A proactive, problem-solving mindset runs throughout our service areas, from our traditional legal areas of support like litigation, real estate, and intellectual property to our more consultative practices like government relations and health care consulting. It’s a mindset that enables us to understand and keep client objectives firmly in mind, and to anticipate and address problems before they arise. Our lawyers blend a common sense approach with in-the-field experience, and we utilize our firm’s strong reputation and our lawyers’ broad networks of business and industry contacts to get things done for clients. Clients have relied on us since 1948 for great solutions that help them minimize legal risks and maximize business benefits. We look forward to an opportunity to show you what it is like where law and business meet.

Practice Areas

Fredrikson & Byron P.A. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Banking & Financial Services Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Restructuring & Workouts
  • Business & Tax Planning
  • China Practice
  • Class Action/Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Compensation Planning & Employee Benefits
  • Condemnation & Eminent Domain
  • Copyright Protection & Enforcement
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cross-Border M&A
  • Data Protection & Cybersecurity
  • Debt Finance
  • E-Discovery Strategy & Advocacy
  • Employment & Labor
  • Employment & Labor Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Energy Regulation & Permitting
  • Environmental Law
  • Executive Compensation & Benefits
  • False Claims Act Defense
  • Food
  • Drug & Medical Device Regulation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Anti-Corruption
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care Fraud & Compliance
  • Health Care Innovation & IT
  • Health Licensing Defense
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • International
  • IP Due Diligence
  • IP Technology
  • Licensing & Commercialization
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Latin America Practice
  • Litigation
  • Medical Practices Defense
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Competes
  • Patents
  • Private Investment Fund Services
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Public Companies
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Start Up & Rapid Growth Enterprises (SURGE)
  • Tax Disputes & Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • Venture Capital & Angel Financing
  • White Collar & Regulatory Defense
  • Workers’ Compensation & OSHA

Hiring Criteria

Fredrikson & Byron P.A. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Top 25% of their class, leadership skills, exceptional writing and interpersonal skills.

Pro bono

If you ask lawyers why they went to law school, most of them will reply that they wanted to help people or wanted to make the world a better place for future generations. Many lawyers act on those early motivations by doing pro bono work helping individuals, families, organizations, nonprofits and other community organizations achieve their goals.

Fredrikson & Byron P.A. Awards and Recognitions

Fredrikson & Byron Receives Turnaround Management Association's 2015 Transaction of the Year Award

Fredrikson & Byron Recognized by 2015 Chambers USA

Fredrikson & Byron Recognized by 2015 Chambers USA

Fredrikson & Byron Receives Leadership Award from Minnesota Women Lawyers

Fredrikson & Byron Ranks Third Best Law Firm for Women in the US

Fredrikson & Byron Named a 2015 "Go-To Law Firm"

U.S. News - Best Lawyers


We recognize that a statement alone will not help us achieve a more diverse workforce. Considered steps and actions directed at hiring and retaining lawyers of diverse backgrounds is imperative.

Fredrikson & Byron's diversity initiative is led by a small committee composed of board members, attorneys and recruiting professionals. The committee is responsible for identifying and recommending steps for the firm to take to more effectively recruit and retain attorneys of diverse backgrounds at the associate, senior attorney and partner levels.


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