Robert David Aronson


Robert David Aronson



Robert David Aronson was born in Chicago, Illinois. A 1967 graduate of Niles East High School, in Skokie, Illinois, Aronson enrolled at Indiana University and received his A.B. degree in Slavic Studies in 1971. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Aronson spent a year in Washington, DC, before returning to Indiana University where he would receive a Master’s degree in Russian Literature in 1974. With an eye towards international law, Aronson enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, ultimately receiving his JD in 1976. While in law school he also recived a certificate in East European Area Studies. After law school, Aronson was a Fulbright Fellow at the Harvard University School of Law (1976-77), followed by another Fulbright Fellow (1977-78) at Moscow State University School of Law in the then Soviet Union.

In 1981, Aronson began working for Minnesota based Control Data Corporation as their Soviet Country Manager, managing and directing all marketing, business, and technology-related activities for the Fortune 500 multinational computer company in the Soviet Union. From 1984 to 1986, Aronson served as Control Data’s International Legal Counsel. In 1986, he became an Associate Attorney at the Minneapolis law firm of Ingber & Aronson, P.A. He would remain with the firm, rising to Managing Attorney until 2007, when he joined the firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A, where he practices immigration law.

Among the many awards Aronson has won are Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award (2011), the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s inaugural Robert Freedman Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), and the Twin Cities Cardozo Society Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award (2017).


Maurer Alumni, Distinguished Service Award


Immigration Law | International and Area Studies | International Business | International Law | Law | Legal Biography | Legal Profession | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies



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