Fredrikson & Byron Earns Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification

June 29  

Fredrikson & Byron has earned Gold Standard Certification by Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the fifth time. WILEF grants Gold Standard status to major firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners.

“We are honored to be recognized as a place where women thrive,” said Mary Ranum, Inclusion & Diversity Committee chair. “Fredrikson stands by its core values, including the critical importance of diversity and inclusion which permits us to serve our client with a diversity of thought, experience and background.”

Fredrikson is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the firm and the legal community. The firm received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index in 2020, is completing its first year of participation with Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 3.0 and helped launch the inaugural Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. Fredrikson is also a founding member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.

Women in Law Empowerment Forum LLC (WILEF) is the premier organization for women in law exclusively dedicated to women from the largest law firms and corporate law departments in the United States. Law firms with 300 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for the WILEF Gold Standard Certification. Only 48 law firms nationally have received this recognition to date in 2020. To view the full list of Gold Standard Certification recipients and criteria, read the news release.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 300-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet.” Our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients, and operate as business advisors and strategic partners, as well as legal counselors. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

Media Contact: Kelly Griffith, 612.492.7514, [email protected].

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