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Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Designation: Milwaukee
  • Head Count: 872
  • Gross Revenues: $651,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $745,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $955,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Foley & Lardner is a Milwaukee-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, the firm has 895 attorneys and is the twenty-seventh largest firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 39th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms, with $633,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Foley & Lardner has been in The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms by revenue since 1986. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm was ranked as the 46th highest grossing law firm in the world. Foley & Lardner is the highest-ranked Milwaukee law firm in the Am Law rankings. Its other locations include Chicago, Los Angeles, Tampa, Washington, D.C., Brussels, Shanghai and Tokyo. The firm's practice areas include corporate governance and compliance; securities; mergers and acquisitions; litigation; labor and employment; intellectual property litigation; and tax. Areas of industry representation include: automotive, energy, health care, life sciences, and technology.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 44 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 44 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 31 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 37 -1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 0 103 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 120 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 73 -2 Summer programs

In the News

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

There's No Such Thing as Dumb Publicity

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A coffee shop risks a lawsuit to make a splash.

Law Libraries: The Last Refuge for Print?

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Despite the advantages of e-books, most law libraries remain tied to printed material. What's holding them back?

Jury: Garbage Truck Fire That Burned Man Not Maker's Fault

VerdictSearch : Daily Business Review : January 26, 2014

'Document Retention' Shouldn't Just Be for Americans

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2014

Many foreign companies don't quite understand the discovery demands of U.S.-style litigation.

Bryan Cave Opens Miami Office

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 13, 2014

St. Louis-based international law firm Bryan Cave is opening a Miami office with two attorneys who opened DLA Piper's Miami office three years ago.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Jennifer Weiss joins Goulston & Storrs' tax practice as partner in the Boston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Justice Watch: Going To Court To Fight Counterfeit Merchandise

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2014

Big-name manufacturers are striking back against counterfeit goods in Florida with an increased presence in court and at the port, and by targeting third parties.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

Litigation Multitasking

Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A patent licensing company, under fire, is firing back on all pistons.

Microsoft Beats Sanction Ahead of Web Patent Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Two weeks before trial in a case alleging that Microsoft infringes a patent for Web browsing, Fish & Richardson won a ruling that nixes adverse inference findings against the company.

Lawyers: Objecting to Predictive Coding Is Futile

Adam Losey : Law Technology News : January 25, 2014

While technology-assisted review isn't for every case, judges are becoming savvy about its advantages.

FTC Wins $21M Order Against Light Bulb Maker

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

A California federal judge on Thursday ordered a light bulb maker to pay $21 million for exaggerating the performance of its LED bulbs, handing the Federal Trade Commission a significant victory in its quest to crack down on deceptive advertising claims.

Starbucks Plays It Smart With 'Dumb Starbucks' TM

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

Starbucks hasn't always played its cards well when asserting its intellectual property, but it seems to have made the right call with the satirical "Dumb Starbucks" store.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

Establishing a sense of credibility

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A game of three-dimensional chess. That's how Kenneth Lee described the multibillion-dollar battle between the trustee of Lehman Brothers Inc. and the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Heller Judge Brings Clarity to Clawback Debate

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Four firms fighting the Heller Ehrman estate over revenue earned by former Heller partners on matters they took with them as the firm collapsed got some bad news last week in the form of a ruling laying out how such so-called unfinished business claims should be calculated.

Infante Zumpano Breaking Up; Most Lawyers Move To Roig Tutan

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

As the Coral Gables law firm Infante Zumpano breaks up, most of its lawyers are merging with another minority-owned law firm. The new Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin, Stoller & Zumpano in Deerfield Beach will have 98 lawyers.

LegalTech New York Primer: Advice From Veterans

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 29, 2014

Download apps, plan ahead, and drink lots and lots of coffee.

The Churn: K&S Adds Two From Fried Frank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

King & Spalding bolsters its white-collar group by recruiting a pair of partners of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Meanwhile, three Am Law firms open new offices with lateral hires. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

Jones Day Earns $17 Million in Detroit Bankruptcy So Far

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

The City of Detroit's lead restructuring counsel has reaped 40 percent of the nearly $42 million in advisory fees paid out in the Chapter 9 case as of this week, according to a tally provided to The Am Law Daily by emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office.

Foley Nabs Seyfarth's L.A. Litigation Chief

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 22, 2014

Fee Tracker: Apple's Bromwich Battle and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily tallies how much Am Law 200 firms are earning on a variety of engagements, from a Goodwin Procter partner serving as Apple's court-appointed monitor to Robins Kaplan's representation in a card-swipe class action to a Winston & Strawn partner's move in-house with a longtime client.

The Bankruptcy Files: Freedom Taps McGuireWoods for Chapter 11

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

McGuireWoods is advising Freedom Industries, the company responsible for a recent chemical spill that prompted drinking water bans that affected 300,000 West Virginians, on its Chapter 11 filing. Meanwhile, Skadden and Kirkland are dominating the market on bankruptcy work amid a dearth of large filings and the latter is among the Am Law 100 firms handling out-of-court restructurings for clients like Altegrity, Brookstone and M*Modal.

Hinshaw & Culbertson team arranges $120 million loan for former Trump International Hotel

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2014

Steve Cronig said his Hinshaw & Culbertson team secured the loan for which $30 million will be used on upgrades on the former Trump International Hotel and Tower.

Accused Patent Troll Takes Aim at FTC, Settles With N.Y. AG

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

With the regulatory backlash against so-called patent trolls continuing to mount, the patent licensing company MPHJ Technology Investments took matters into its own hands this week, bringing a First Amendment case against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 13, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: Sidley Picks Up Weil Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses another lawyer to Sidley Austin; a renewable energy team in Chicago, San Francisco and New York joins Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Foley & Lardner; and Edwards Wildman Palmer makes a string of hires around the country.

In-House Counsel Profile: American Family Insurance's David Holman

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Until the end of 2013, David Holman was chief legal officer and secretary at American Family, heading a two-front legal department. On Jan. 1, Holman became American Family's first chief strategy officer.

SF Firms See Flurry of Lateral Moves

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Adem Koyuncu joins Covington & Burling's life sciences practice as partner. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

7 South Florida Professionals Weigh In On 2014 Outlook

Mike Seemuth : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

South Florida's economy is likely to continue growing at a gradual pace in 2014 despite a widely anticipated increase in interest rates as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy.

2014: Bye Bye E-Discovery Processing Fees?

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 03, 2014

The legal tech community offers predictions about security, e-discovery, cost control, and privacy as we launch into the new year.

Federal Circuit Girds for Reform, Scrutiny and Rush of Appeals in 2014

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Reed Smith Partner Jumps to Sheppard

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

The Churn: Paul Weiss Adds From Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

The cohead of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' tax practice moves to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; another partner leaves Kaye Scholer in Los Angeles; and Jenner & Block welcomes back a former partner in New York.

How to Spot FMLA Abuse

Angela Hunt : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2013

Think your worker is abusing family or medical leave? Hiring a private investigator to capture evidence of it may seem extreme. But it works.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Barbara de Marigny joins the tax practice of McGuireWoods as partner in the Houston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Corporate Counsel Collection

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Each week focuses on issues pertinent to Corporate Counsel and the lawyers who serve them. You can view all of these articles here.

The Churn: Brown Rudnick Takes Paris, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2013

Brown Rudnick opens a Paris office and brings on California's state treasurer to work part-time; BuckleySandler hires a lawyer from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and Debevoise & Plimpton poaches the cohead of Herbert Smith Freehill's Seoul office.

Tech Circuit: Oh Boy! More Paranoia Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 17, 2013

Deloitte survey shows corporations aren't prepared for fraud management. Plus more e-discovery musical chairs and more channels on Apple TV.

In-House Counsel Profile: WellPoint Inc.'s John Cannon

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. is one of the largest health insurers in the country and the single biggest carrier in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield system. The legal department, led by John Cannon, has staff in 19 states with a total employee number of 224.

Q&A With 'Hal' Wegner, Patent Law Protoblogger

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2013

One of the foremost authorities on new developments in patent law isn't a blogger or a traditional journalist. It's Foley & Lardner partner Harold "Hal" Wegner,

Q&A With Hal Wegner, Patent Law Protoblogger

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 10, 2013

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

How Jones Day Won Role of Trying to Save Detroit

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2013

Fourteen firms pitched Motor City officials with proposals detailing how they intended to help the city get out from under its crippling financial problems. A close look at the bids each firm submitted, as well as conversations with those involved in the process, reveal how Jones Day emerged as the winner.

Detroit Ruling Sheds New Light on Jones Day Role

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

A lengthy ruling written by a federal bankruptcy judge to explain why he believes Detroit qualifies for Chapter 9 protection includes some previously undisclosed details about how the Am Law 100 firm won the coveted assignment of handling the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Litigation Dept. of the Year: Winner Orrick

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Guidance Opens Training Facility in Florida

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 04, 2013

Guidance Software opens a training facility in Orlando, Fla., to train e-discover, forensics and cybersecurity personnel to use the EnCase suite of products.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi hires The Beatles' longtime U.S. lawyer; a former U.S. ambassador to Australia rejoins Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sidley Austin hires two new partners. .

INADMISSIBLE: Ten Months Later—No PTO Chief In Sight

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2013

It's hard to find a hotter topic than patent reform right now on Capitol Hill. It's even harder to find what the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has to say about it. Plus more in this week's column.

Keep an Eye On

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2013

12 on 12: Holiday Gift Wish List

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 01, 2013

If money were no object, what would you love to receive this December?

Vegas, Baby!

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2013

Information governance and records management are flirting with electronic data discovery. Expect fireworks.

Patent Office Missing in Reform Debate

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

One key voice is missing from the debate on Capitol Hill on major reforms to the patent system—the head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. That’s because there hasn’t been a director for more than 10 months—and patent attorneys are highlighting the void.

NORTH AMERICAN BUS INDUSTRIES: Best Solo Department

Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 21, 2013

For a one-person in-house legal department, Paul A. Marcela has seen his fair share of corporate drama since taking the position in 2009.

License to Drill

Carlos Harrison : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013

From Mexico to Brazil, firms eagerly await energy reforms that will spawn big deals, big returns for clients in Latin America.

Home Away From Home

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013

From broken gun deals to bankruptcy, Latin litigants see Miami as a favorable venue to air disputes.

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.

12 on 12: Giving Thanks

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 12, 2013

Legal professionals give thanks for their favorite technology, app, device or product from the past year.

Patent Reform Push in Congress Draws Praise, Concern

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

As a new patent reform bill moves quickly on Capitol Hill, some legislators, patent lawyers and judges have warned it contains sweeping and sometimes unintended changes to the nation's intellectual property landscape.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Farrell Fritz's Kathryn Cole has been installed as the first female president of the federal bar association's Eastern District of New York chapter. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

ON THE MOVE: Gainesville Lawyer Goes Solo with Plaintiffs Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 30, 2013

R. Shane Lazenby has opened his own plaintiffs firm in Gainesville after a decade practicing insurance defense law.

Should 'Patent Troll' Reform Be Left to the Judiciary?

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 29, 2013

New legislation aimed at curbing patent litigation abuse by so-called "patent trolls" has been well received by the public and by much of the Congress, but many members of the patent bar are saying it's a task that should remain in the hands of the judiciary.

Tech Circuit: Vegas, Baby! Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 29, 2013

ARMA International's Conference and Expo 2013 makes it clear that e-discovery is child's play compared to information governance and management.

Pro Bono Work Recognized

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

The 2013 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, honoring City Bar Justice Center Volunteers, were presented on Oct. 22 at the New York City Bar.

In-House Counsel Profile: Integrys Energy Group Inc.'s Jodi Caro

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group Inc. was launched in 2007 after WPS Resources Corp. and People's Energy merged to create the major Midwestern energy holding company. Jodi Caro heads a legal department of 10 attorneys that includes herself and four support team members.

Freshfields CIO Joins Litera's Board and More Career Moves

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 23, 2013

On the Move: Freshfields CIO Joins Litera's Board, HBR Consulting Promotes Its Own, Littler Hires Two E-Discovery Pros. Litera has big plans for expansion, and Freshfields CIO Paul Domnick is there to help.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Several firms announce new additions, including Davis Polk, Sills Cummis, FoxRothschild, Reed Smith, and more.

Conference Examines Alternatives to E-Discovery Status Quo

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 22, 2013

The IT-Lex Innovate Conference ended on Friday, Oct. 18, examining alternatives to handling privilege review and cybersecurity.

Personal Injury Attorney Paul K. Schrier Sued Over Online Pay-Per-Click Ads

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2013

Steinger, Iscoe & Green are suing Miami personal injury attorney Paul K. Schrier, accusing him of using part of its law firm name on Google to funnel business to him.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2013

Leisa Lundy joins the Holland & Knight's intellectual property practice group as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

IT-Lex Conference Kicks Off with Debate Over Who Pays for E-Discovery

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 18, 2013

IT-Lex Innovate Conference kicks off with debate over who pays for e-Discovery. Anthony Mendenhall wins an essay contest but doesn't win over Judge John Facciola.