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Minneapolis' Fredrikson & Byron honored for its percentage of female partners

Minneapolis law firm Fredrikson & Byron was named a member of Law360’s inaugural class of “2014 Ceiling Smashers,” which ranks the top 25 U.S.-based law firms with the highest percentage of female partners.

Minneapolis law firm Fredrikson & Byron was named a member of Law360’s inaugural class of “2014 Ceiling Smashers,” which ranks the top 25 U.S.-based law firms with the highest percentage of female partners.

Ranked number 10 nationally, Fredrikson is the only Minnesota-headquartered firm on the list and the largest full-service firm to appear in the top 10.

“The Glass Ceiling Report” found that while women make up 43 percent of the non-partner ranks at U.S. law firms, they make up only 21 percent of partnerships. At Fredrikson, women make up 39 percent of the total U.S.-based attorney head count, and 33 percent are shareholders.

“We are pleased that this latest honor recognizes our long-standing commitment to the success of women at our firm, said Mary Ranum, chair of the firm’s Board of Directors, in a written statement. “We have strong female leaders who are role models for our younger attorneys. In large part, we feel that has enabled the firm to achieve success in developing a culture where women thrive.”