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- 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.
In the News
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.
Howard J. Bashman : The Legal Intelligencer : March 10, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court can reliably be depended on to decide some of the most weighty legal issues of our time, such as the future of Obamacare and same-sex marriage in two cases to be decided this term. But, in an unexpected development, the court is also now poised to address an important if unusual issue concerning an attorney's ethical responsibilities to his client and the court in appellate litigation.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 03, 2015
Hayman Capital and its founder may have financial motives for targeting patents protecting the multiple sclerosis treatment Ampyra.
Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 03, 2015
National discount shoe retailer Payless Shoesource has agreed to pay $2.9 million to a group of store managers who claim they were misclassified as managers and as a result denied overtime pay.
: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015
: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015
Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general moved forward last week on Capitol Hill, where the full Senate is expected to take up a vote soon. Plus more in this week's column.
: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015
Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015
Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 25, 2015
Amicus brief in Heller bankruptcy says the unfinished-business doctrine violates clients rights and distorts attorney incentives.
Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : February 24, 2015
Mary Jo White sat on the sideline for dozens of enforcement investigations. House Republicans want Senate colleagues to reject Loretta Lynch's nomination. Five questions concerning the Howard Shipley ethics case in the Supreme Court. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.
Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 23, 2015
The unusual U.S. Supreme Court disciplinary case of Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley took a dramatic turn last week with a forceful response—written by veteran advocate Paul Clement—to the court’s “show cause” order.
: The National Law Journal : February 20, 2015
Lawyers for Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley on Thursday pushed back against the U.S. Supreme Court's threat to sanction him for a jargon-filled petition he filed in a patent case.
Tony Mauro : Legal Times : February 20, 2015
Lawyers for Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley on Thursday pushed back against the U.S. Supreme Court's threat to sanction him for a jargon-filled petition he filed in a patent case last year, telling the justices that although it was "unorthodox" in style, the petition "clearly and faithfully reflects" his client's views.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015
The National Football League left Los Angeles in 1995, but if the league's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have their way, the two franchises will play in a new $1.7 billion stadium just south of the city's downtown in Carson, California. The privately financed project, announced by both teams Friday, has led to roles for at least two Am Law 100 firms.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 19, 2015
A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015
Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The Associated Press : February 17, 2015
Miami has a Little Havana and Little Haiti, a neighborhood known as Westonzuela and even the Venetian Islands. What it doesn't have is a Chinatown.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015
Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to email@example.com.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 12, 2015
Handing a win to Victoria's Secret and Avon Products, the Federal Circuit ruled that Soverain couldn't escape an earlier ruling invalidating its patents in case involving the online software retailer Newegg Inc.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 05, 2015
Candidates for any automotive in-house job need to tune up their knowledge of the industry.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 05, 2015
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seeking public comment on patent privilege issues.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 05, 2015
A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 02, 2015
Although Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom landed at the top of research firm Acritas' annual survey measuring the strength of U.S. law firm brands for the fourth consecutive year, its rivals are closing in.
Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015
General counsel Richard Fischer runs his department on what he calls the "working foreman" model.
: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015
The commonwealth of Virginia will pay $520,000 to lawyers who successfully challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage, including $459,000 to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Plus more in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015
Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.