President, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

John Koneck is a leading real estate lawyer. In 2015, he received the Hennepin County Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award. John notes that diversity at Fredrikson & Byron is crucial because building diverse teams leads to better outcomes for the clients and communities that Fredrikson serves. 

Fredrikson is a founding member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and is committed to promoting diversity within the firm and the legal community. The firm's minority scholarship program provides an annual tuition program scholarship for minority law students at the University of Minnesota and its scholarship fund is open to diverse law students throughout the country, awarding one scholarship each year. 

In its first year of participation, Fredrikson received a nearly perfect score (95 percent) on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index and for six years (and counting) has been named one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Counsel for Women, the firm's women attorney-led initiative, supports attorneys through marketing efforts to target women business owners and executives, programming featuring speakers and training, and networking opportunities both inside and outside of the firm. 

Joined LCLD 2015

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2017: Mercedes McFarland Jackson; 2016: Loan T. Huynh

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: June Cheng; 2016: Jeemin Chung

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2017: Rochelle Hall

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015)

Member: John Koneck

Diversity Professionals: Loan Huynh, Curt Okerson

Communications: Kelly Griffith