Rank: 67; Number of lawyers: 19

Norton Rose Fulbright

NRF_PMS_AWRank: 69

Number of lawyers: 19 


60 South Sixth Street

Suite 3100

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402



Erik Swenson

Erik Swenson




Founded: 2000


Partner in Charge

Erik Swenson


Mission Statement

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 international cities, including Minneapolis.


Representative Clients

3M Company, Fair Isaac Corporation (aka FICO), Georgia-Pacific LP, General Mills, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Inc.


Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Appellate Practice; Banking/Finance; Bankruptcy Litigation; Biotechnology; Business Litigation; Business/Corporate; Class Actions; Construction Law; Energy/Environmental/Regulated Industry; Financial Services/Institutions; Franchise/Franchising; General Tort Law; Government Regulation/Government Affairs; Health Care/Life Sciences; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Law/Trade; Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Mergers and Acquisitions; Natural Resources; Patents/Trademarks; Private Equity; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Product Liability; Real Estate Litigation; Securities and Finance; Tax Law; Trust and Estates; White Collar Crime.


Important contacts

Erik Swenson

Partner-in-Charge, Minneapolis



Laura J. Borst

Partner, Intellectual Property



Barbara D’Aquila

Partner, Employment and Labor



Patrick J. Gallagher

Partner, Intellectual Property



Timothy M. Kenny

Partner, US Head of IP Brands



Ronn B. Kreps

Partner, Life Sciences, Pharma and Healthcare Litigation



Scott Rothenberger

Partner, Intellectual Property



Number of lawyers (MN only): 19 (6 female, 13 male)

Number of equity partners: 8 (2 female, 6 male)

Total attorneys (worldwide): 3,800

Number of new hires in 2014 (MN only): 0

Number of elevations in 2014 (MN only): 0

Number of departures in 2014 (MN only):  1 (1 male)

Number of ‘of counsel’ lawyers (MN only): 1

Number of paralegals (MN only): 3

Number of non-paralegal support staff (MN only): 15

Number of minority lawyers (MN only): 1 (1 non-partner)

Company dress code: Business casual

Length of paid family leave: Lawyers are provided 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

Flextime for lawyers: Yes

Part-time lawyers: Yes

Telecommuting for lawyers: Yes

Flextime for staff: Yes

Part-time staff: Yes

Telecommuting for staff: Yes

Unique benefits: Backup care for children, elders and family illness; employee discount programs offered through merchants; lactation rooms for nursing mothers; domestic partner benefits; reimbursement of a portion of costs incurred in the adoption of a child.

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