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Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Designation: Milwaukee
  • Head Count: 844
  • Gross Revenues: $644,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $765,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $960,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Foley & Lardner is a Milwaukee-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Foley & Lardner has 844 attorneys and is the 36th largest firm in the United States.  With $644,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 47th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Foley & Lardner ranked as the 56th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MI, NY, VA and WI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 47 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 47 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 36 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 43 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 90 -90 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 120 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 73 -2 Summer programs

In the News

Internal Dispute at Napoli Bern Spawns More Litigation

: New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014

Internal disputes at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik continue to roil the 80-attorney personal injury firm.

Zumpano Castro Breaks Away From Roig Lawyers

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 16, 2014

Less than a year after Coral Gables-based Infante Zumpano merged with Deerfield Beach-based Roig Lawyers, the law firms have parted ways.

INADMISSIBLE: 'Radical Change' at New Pillsbury Office

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Trolls Taste Own Medicine

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Patent lawyers say successful NPEs are seeing demand letters that threaten to go after their patents if they don't pay up.

Paul Hastings Notches First-of-its-Kind PTAB Win for Drugmaker

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 09, 2014

In the first IPR decided under the Hatch-Waxman Act, Supernus Pharmaceuticals beat back a challenge to its patents for a skin treatment.

Foley Partner Faces Possible High-Court Discipline Over Cert Petition

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : December 09, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an extraordinary order on Monday telling a Washington practitioner to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for “his conduct as a member of the bar of this court” in connection with a pending petition in a patent case.

Car Tracking: Data Privacy Worries Hit the Road

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 08, 2014

As companies invest in vehicle monitoring and remote shutoff devices for corporate cars and trucks, the data being gathered is expanding in size and scope.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

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

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Don't Let Bullies Bully Their Way Into the Workplace

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 04, 2014

Despite what your parents may tell you, bullying doesn't end in high school.

HRC's LGBT Rankings Tout Top Firms, But Still No Boies Schiller

Tara Kadioglu : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms perfect scores for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 such firms that earned top marks last year.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Accommodating Mental Health as an ADA Disability

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders may be less visible than other disabilities, but that doesn't mean they have a lesser impact on an employee.

Big Year Coming for Mexico; Brazil Not So Much

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : November 28, 2014

Mexico is expected to be the big story for dealmakers in 2015, but lawyers and others are counting on business in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Panama and Chile, to name a few.

Big British Firm Seeks U.S. Merger Partner in 2015

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

Bryan Hughes, CEO of London-based Eversheds, tells The Am Law Daily that a “cultural fit” is key when it comes to whittling down a 10-firm list of potential merger partners for his 1,200-lawyer outfit next year.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Canal Expansion Creating U.S. Boom

Carlos Harrison : Global Lawyer News : November 21, 2014

Port cities all along the East Coast are talking Post-Panamax.

Paycards as Paychecks: Positive or Problematic?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 20, 2014

The movement to pay employees via prepaid cards is not without its critics, but it's gaining traction in many workplaces because of cost-effectiveness and convenience.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Cummins Inc.'s Sharon Barner

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

"I work with great lawyers who are all rowing in the same direction."

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Role Reversal, Foley Partner Decides to Own a Sports Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 30, 2014

Irwin Raij, cochair of Foley & Lardner's sports industry team, is part of a star-studded, 22-person investor group bringing a second professional soccer team to Los Angeles. McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose are also working on the deal, which reportedly marks the highest price ever paid for a franchise in Major League Soccer.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Tessera Settles Massive Patent Case, For Good

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 28, 2014

After trying to upend a $30 million settlement, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering informed the court Tuesday it has reached a deal with Tessera.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Class Certified in Fraud Suit Targeting Trump University

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 28, 2014

A California federal judge has certified a nationwide class of students who allege Donald Trump defrauded them by marketing Trump University as an actual institution of learning in which Trump was integrally involved.

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Over IRS Tax-Exempt Controversy

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 23, 2014

A federal judge in Washington on Thursday dismissed claims in two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service brought by groups who alleged they were improperly targeted while applying for tax-exempt status.