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About Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

Founded in 1948, Fredrikson & Byron is a Minnesota-based law firm that prides itself on being “where law and business meet.” The firm has six offices across the Midwest, along with two international locations in Mexico and China.


Fredrikson & Byron offers business advice in conjunction with its legal counsel in areas from real estate and intellectual property to trusts and estates and tax law, with a particular focus in business litigation. Its litigation team is 80-plus lawyers strong and handles myriad matters, including antitrust, banking and financial services litigation, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, employment, franchise, government and regulatory, IP, securities, white collar, and more. The firm’s litigators also work in emerging areas of law, like artificial intelligence and electronic discovery.

On the transactional side, the firm has a busy M&A team, which according to the firm handles “billions in M&A and financing transactions each year.” Some of the firm’s M&A clients have included Thomson Reuters, Medtronic, MVC Capital, and Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto.

The firm is also well regarded for its labor and employment work. Its lawyers assist clients with everything from discrimination to OSHA to wage and hour to employment agreements. They also work with clients on employee-reduction strategies, personnel policies and employee handbooks, training programs, and more.

Culture with Intention

Fredrikson & Byron adheres to four main tenets in cultivating its culture: democratic management, entrepreneurial approach, stability, and balance. In terms of democratic management, the firm is managed by an elected board and provides associates with monthly financial updates. The firm embraces an entrepreneurial mindset in tackling career goals. According to the firm, its breadth of work and attorney experience provides stability. And the firm encourages lawyers to prioritize life outside of the office.

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 492-7000

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: John Koneck
Hiring Partner: Joe Cassioppi
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
250 - 500

Base Salary

1st year: $140,000
Summer Associate: $2,700/week

Employment Contact

Nancy Howard
Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Recruiting
(612) 492-7667

No. of U.S. Offices: 6

No. of International Offices: 2

Major Office Locations

Bismarck, ND
Des Moines, IA
Fargo, ND
Mankato, MN
Minneapolis, MN (HQ)
St. Paul, MN

Major Departments

See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.