President, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

John Koneck is President of Fredrikson & Byron. 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 has a minority scholarship program that provides annual tuition program to minority law students at the University of Minnesota. 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: 
2020: Youn-Jin Kim; 2019: Lousene Hoppe; 2018: Christopher D. Pham; 2017: Mercedes McFarland Jackson; 2016: Loan T. Huynh

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2019: Gauri Samant; 2017: June Cheng; 2016: Jeemin Chung

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2020: Schuyler Troy, Jesse Addo; 2019: Wynter Scott; 2018: Zachary McFarland; 2017: Rochelle Hall

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

Member: John Koneck

Diversity Professionals: Loan Huynh, Curt Okerson

Communications: Kelly Griffith