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Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Designation: Milwaukee
  • Head Count: 849
  • Gross Revenues: $665,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $785,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,065,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Foley & Lardner is a Milwaukee-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Foley & Lardner has 849 attorneys and is the 39th largest firm in the United States.  With $665,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 47th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 47 0 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

Firms Scramble to Find Corporate, Real Estate Associates

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : August 31, 2015

Joe Sirven of Holland & Knight said a "perfect storm" has led to a shortage of midlevel associates for corporate and real estate groups.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015

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

Orrick Adds Taiwan-Focused IP Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 27, 2015

Patrick Ellisen joins the firm's Silicon Valley office from Greenberg Traurig.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Video Game Exec Charged With Trade Secrets Theft

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 25, 2015

Terminated employee of Machine Zone was arrested just before boarding a flight to China after an FBI investigation.

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Milwaukee Firms Bolstered By Startups and Real Estate

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Better economic times are brewing in Milwaukee with a boost from corporate transactions, commercial real estate deals and startup activity.

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Team Guides $260M Credit Deal for Sheltair

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : August 18, 2015

Damaso Saavedra, Allyson Goodwin, James Govin and Paula Buzzi represented Sheltair Aviation in obtaining a $60 million revolving line of credit and refinancing a $200 million senior credit facility.

INADMISSIBLE: A Novel of Conflicting Loyalties at Court

: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

Kermit Roosevelt, the great-great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, has written a provocative new novel, "Allegiance." It recalls the World War II Supreme Court, when justices and clerks grappled with the cases that resulted in support for the U.S. exclusion policy toward Japanese-Americans. Plus more in this week's column.

Morning Wrap: Death Penalty Ruling | Pirate Sentencing

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : August 14, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: The Connecticut Supreme Court strikes down the death penalty, a Colorado court says a baker could not cite religious beliefs in refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples and a patent lawyer who escaped punishment by the U.S. Supreme Court in March joins a new firm.

After Flap Over a Supreme Court Brief, Howard Shipley Ships Out

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : August 13, 2015

Patent lawyer Howard Shipley, who escaped punishment by the U.S. Supreme Court in March for a jargon-filled brief he had filed that was written mainly by his client, has left Foley & Lardner to become a partner at Gordon & Rees.

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2015

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 10, 2015

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

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Foley Adds Patent Counseling Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 05, 2015

Mark Danielson joins the firm's Silicon Valley office.

The Donald v. The World

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 27, 2015

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a long track record as a litigant. A look at his forays in court shows a fondness for lawsuits at odds with GOP calls for tort reform.

INADMISSIBLE: Column About Atticus Finch, In New Light

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

Monroe Freedman wrote an article in our very own Legal Times more than 20 years ago that was attacked when published because of his appraisal of Atticus Finch, the heroic fictional lawyer of "To Kill a Mockingbird." A role model for lawyers? Freedman thought not. Plus more in this week's column.

Are CIOs the Latest Targets in Litigation After a Cyberbreach?

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : July 15, 2015

The increasing risk for being named in a lawsuit illustrates the challenges of being a CIO today.

'Offensive' Conduct Weighed in Fight Over Website Ownership

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 15, 2015

One of the business owners of NewYork.com could have damaged his company's reputation by acting offensively in front of other employees, Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. has ruled in a fight over the future ownership of the website domain.

Telemedicine Faces the Employee/Not an Employee Diagnosis

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 13, 2015

It's not as simple as just looking at the contract between the doctors and the company.

High Court's Fault Lines Crisscross

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

The 10th term of the Roberts Court made history by recognizing same-sex couples' right to marry. But that and other surprising liberal victories revealed deep divisions among the justices — not just between the left and right sides of the bench, but often within the court's conservative wing.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Francisco Cerezo Jumps to DLA Piper From Foley & Lardner

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : July 01, 2015

Four years after launching Foley & Lardner's Latin American practice in Miami, Francisco Cerezo has defected to DLA Piper along with John Murphy.

Foley Fends Off Patent Claims by Kickstarter Rival

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 30, 2015

Lawyers at Foley & Lardner convinced a Manhattan federal judge that ArtistShare's crowd-funding patent covered an abstract idea, making it ineligible for protection under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

Is an Obese Employee Legally Disabled?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : June 29, 2015

The question for employers is whether obesity is a physical characteristic or a physiological disorder and a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Law Firm Investments Pay Off in $2.1 Billion Kythera Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

Partner earnings are still making their way into client coffers through law firm investment funds—and firms are reaping both returns and deal work from their investment targets.

Judge Lets Stand Award Against IP Firm Over Abandoned Patent

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Eastern District Judge Pamela Chen refused to undo a jury's multimillion-dollar malpractice finding against a Virginia law firm for its work on a patent application that was abandoned.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.