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- 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 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 $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.
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Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : May 26, 2015
A Florida Bar delegation of more than 30 lawyers heads to Cuba for a four-day trip to learn about investment opportunities and Cuba's legal system, as well as to do a little touring.
: The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015
Newt Gingrich, the former Republican U.S. House speaker and presidential candidate who once hoped to colonize the moon, will join the lobbying group of the world's largest law firm on Earth. Plus more in this week's column.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor is focusing on affirmative action initiatives to get younger military veterans employed.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 19, 2015
If global health care companies aren't focusing on China's data-flow and content restrictions, better start now.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 19, 2015
James Smith helped implement the now popular postgrant procedures authorized in the America Invents Act.
Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015
Marriott Vacations Worldwide's collegial lawyers can be tough when it really counts.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015
James Skeffington, an Edwards Wildman Palmer-turned-Locke Lord partner in Providence who earlier this year led an ownership group that bought the top minor league team of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, died from a heart attack while jogging over the weekend.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor has been tasked with changing the regulations that currently govern overtime pay and proposing new ones.
: Daily Business Review : May 11, 2015
About two dozen Greenberg Traurig attorneys advised St. Joe Co. on the sale of vast land holdings to the Mormon Church, now Florida's largest private landowner.
Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015
General counsel Christine Castellano started 2014 with a theme: "Manage our finances just as the business does." And she had a goal: "Right size outside-counsel representation."
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015
Cozen O'Connor lured from Dickstein Shapiro last week almost the entire group of lawyers who advocate in state attorneys general offices, a controversial but growing practice area that a number of law firms have jockeyed in this year.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 06, 2015
Problems can arise when formalistic job descriptions, titles and experience don't align with the substance of what is happening on the job.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 05, 2015
The appeals court issued an injunction Tuesday preventing the release of Sandoz's Zarxio until a challenge by rival Amgen can be resolved.
Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : May 01, 2015
Law firms specializing in insurance and other business defense work find a recipe for growth in Florida, climbing up the Review 100 chart of the 100 largest law firms in Florida by attorney headcount.
Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 29, 2015
Without evidence of requisite intent, a lawsuit alleging the breach of a merger agreement prohibiting the diversion of revenue in order to reduce earn-out payments due former equity holders in an acquired company had to be thrown out, the state Supreme Court decided en banc last week.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 29, 2015
Magnetar Technologies Corp. designs brakes for roller coasters, but it was the company's patent infringement lawsuit against Six Flags and dozens of other amusement parks that ground to a screeching halt this month after some damaging documents surfaced.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015
Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015
In a ruling that could handicap trademark applicants fighting to salvage their brands, the Fourth Circuit concluded that the government can recover legal fees from applicants that look to district courts to challenge adverse rulings by the Patent and Trademark Office.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015
Sullivan & Cromwell's Alison Ressler is advising her brother-in-law Antony Ressler, founder of buyout giant Ares Management, on his $850 million acquisition of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks. Ressler's familial relations also came up this week in leaked Sony emails.
: Delaware Law Weekly : April 22, 2015
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. in a patent infringement suit related to braking systems on roller coasters.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015
The private-practice lawyer who will defend Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court is working independently from his firm, Warner Norcross & Judd, which declined to get involved in the litigation.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 10, 2015
Marc Marotta, a corporate and public affairs partner at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee and one of Wisconsin's most respected attorneys, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm. A former high school and college basketball star, Marotta was drafted by the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks in 1984, but chose Harvard Law School instead. Nonetheless, he remained close to the game he loved.
: New Jersey Law Journal : April 06, 2015
Back in December, the U.S. Supreme Court triggered an Internet squall when apparently peeved justices issued an order to show cause why Howard Shipley, a lawyer at Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C., should not be disciplined.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015
German business executive Sigram Schindler promises he will never write a U.S. Supreme Court brief again. Schindler is the Foley & Lardner client who insisted last year that partner Howard Shipley file a petition with the Supreme Court almost exactly as he, Schindler, had written it.
: The Recorder : April 06, 2015
New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2015
Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 27, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely offers practice pointers to the advocates who appear before it. But it did just that on March 23, when it admonished members of the Supreme Court bar to use "plain terms" when they write briefs.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 26, 2015
Five years into litigation over an alleged price-fixing scheme by the biggest players in the paper and packaging industry, plaintiffs lawyers gained ground on Thursday when a Chicago federal judge allowed the case to move forward as a class action.
Mike Sacks : Legal Times : March 24, 2015
The state secrets privilege doomed a private suit in New York in which the Justice Department was not a party. Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer push back at calls for greater transparency at 1 First Street NE. A lawyer escapes an ethics sanction in the high court over a jargon-filled cert petition. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.
Tony Mauro : Legal Times : March 23, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed its disciplinary action against Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley over his submission of a jargon-filled petition last year that had been mainly written by his client, a German business executive and nonlawyer. The court issued this warning to lawyers: Write petitions in plain language.