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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Foley & Lardner ranked as the 55th 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

Attorney Guides Loan From Blackstone Affiliate

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : November 24, 2015

Foley & Lardner attorney Daniel Diaz Leyva advised Miami-based Maynada Blue on a $45.5 commercial loan obtained from lender B2R Finance.

Foley & Lardner, Eversheds Won't Pursue Combination

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

A little more than a week after news of tie-up talks between Foley & Lardner and London-based Eversheds made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, the two firms have called off discussions about a merger.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Patent Litigation Will Never Be the Same Again

Lisa Shuchman : Texas Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Patent litigation isn't what it used to be. Monumental changes to U.S. patent law have changed the rules of the litigation game.

Dentons Expands Across Pacific Rim Amid Busy Merger Market

Jennifer Henderson and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015

Global juggernaut Dentons is planning a new cross-border amalgamation with 500-lawyer Australian firm Gadens and Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson, a 200-lawyer firm. Meanwhile, Dinsmore & Shohl and Ike Sorkin's New York shop are doing deals of their own.


: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

IP Litigation Spotlight: Changing the Rules

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : November 01, 2015

New legislation, new regulator, new decisions: Change is the one constant in the IP scrum.

Time Off to Vote? It's a Confusing, State-by-State Quilt

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 28, 2015

Voting rights may not be on the top of the list for employers right now, after all, the presidential election is a year away. But Christina Kennedy of Foley & Lardner warns employers to think again.

Patent Litigation Will Never Be the Same Again

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : October 26, 2015

The practice has been changed forever. A lot of lawyers preferred the old way.

Shout-Out: Foley Wins Dismissal in Case That Could Reshape Shareholder Suits

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 18, 2015

In a case that could offer a template for other companies looking to cut off shareholder class actions, lawyers from Foley & Lardner secured dismissal with prejudice last week of a suit against Emergent Capital Inc. in Florida federal court.

Handshake Software, Fireman & Company Partner to Provide Offerings to Legal Sector

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 16, 2015

Solutions focus on practice management, service delivery and client management.

Deal Watch: Fourth Quarter Begins With Big Deal Deluge

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2015

Could Dell's $67 billion buy of EMC Corp. and the $104 billion union of beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller point to a grand M&A finale for 2015?

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 15, 2015

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

Paul Hastings Trio Jumps Ship, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2015

Foley & Lardner, Katten Muchin Rosenman and Orrick poach partners from Paul Hastings; Kirkland & Ellis hires a new practice head in Washington, D.C.; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

King & Spalding Touts State AG Practice With New Alliance

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015

K&S became the latest defense firm to trumpet its state AG expertise and its connections with top state law enforcers this week, announcing a partnership with former Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Tasha Norman : The National Law Journal : October 05, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Covington Bolsters New LA Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2015

The co-head of a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique decamped for Covington & Burling, which opened in the city earlier this year; comings-and-goings at Ballard Spahr and White & Case; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bank Traders' Lawyers Want Sealed Argument in Grand Jury Subpoena Dispute

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 25, 2015

The district court's decision marked "a novel, substantial, and unwarranted expansion in the crime-fraud exception" to attorney-client privilege, the traders' lawyer, Jeffrey Wall of Sullivan & Cromwell, wrote in court papers. The Justice Department counters that the attorney-client privilege wasn't meant to shield clients who lie to counsel to conceal alleged criminal activity. The government opposes the traders' request to hold a secret oral argument, set for next month in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Patent Reviews Rise Sharply—And Cases Are Settling Faster, Too

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : September 21, 2015

Anyone paying even a little attention to intellectual property law has by now heard of inter partes review—the patent challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office created under the America Invents Act.

Who Reps America's Biggest Companies: You Want Me To Pay For What?

Anthony Paonita : Corporate Counsel : September 21, 2015

In what has become a tradition at Corporate Counsel, we take our annual survey as an opportunity to look at facets of the complicated in-house/outside counsel relationship.

Sidley Finds Success with Valley Strategy

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 18, 2015

Out-of-town firms tend to stall out in the hyper-competitve market, but Sidley's grown from three to more than 40 lawyers since opening its doors in 2009.

What to Do When Your Employee Steals Trade Secrets

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 15, 2015

You know your former employee stole your trade secrets. You just do. He's working for the competitor and you need to do something but you can't prove it. What's the next step?


: The National Law Journal : September 07, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

K&L Gates Grabs Paul Hastings IP Co-Chair; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015

As more partners head for the door, K&L Gates adds a Paul Hastings practice leader; Duane Morris absorbs eight lawyers from two boutiques; Kirkland & Ellis expands in Hong Kong; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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: A National Roundup of Laterals and New Arrivals

: 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.