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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Foley & Lardner ranked as the 53rd 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

Economic Recovery is Slowly Brewing in Milwaukee

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Georgia Medical Board Sets Standards for Telemedicine

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : August 25, 2014

The Georgia Composite Medical Board has set new standards for the practice of telemedicine.

Foley Partner in Detroit Loses Compensation Challenge

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

A Foley & Lardner partner who sued his firm for paying him less than female, minority and younger partners was rebuked by a federal appellate court Monday.

Foley Partner in Detroit Loses Compensation Challenge

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

A Foley & Lardner partner who sued his firm for paying him less than female, minority and younger partners was rebuked by a federal appellate court Monday.

MFormation Won't See Dime of $147 Million Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel led by Chief Judge Sharon Prost said the district judge was right to wipe out a verdict against Research in Motion.

RIM Won't Have To Pay $147M Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel upheld the elimination of a verdict against Research in Motion won by former business partner mFormation.

Employees Signed Arbitration Agreements? Are You Sure?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 20, 2014

It's not enough to have employees sign an arbitration agreement; you have to be able to produce the signed document too.

A Low Note for Whistleblowers at the Second Circuit

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 19, 2014

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit answered one important Dodd-Frank Act question, while avoiding answering another.

Ex-Morgan Lewis Partner Named New Baseball Commish

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Robert Manfred Jr., a former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius labor and employment partner currently serving as COO of Major League Baseball, beat out two rivals to emerge victorious in the race to replace Bud Selig as commissioner. Manfred, 55, will be the third former Am Law 100 lawyer to lead a major North American professional sports league. He and Morgan Lewis both have long-standing ties to America's favorite pastime.

FCPA Targets Ask Supreme Court to Define 'Foreign Official'

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 14, 2014

With their clients facing a combined 22 years in prison, lawyers at Perkins Coie and Foley & Lardner are urging the U.S. Supreme to shed light on what it means to bribe a foreign official in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

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

Getting I-9 Verification Just Right

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 08, 2014

When it comes to employers and Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been cracking down.

Scared of Cybercrimes? ILTA Panels Can Help

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 08, 2014

The International Legal Technology Association's upcoming conference in Nashville includes many options to help secure your data.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Save the Equity Talk for Later

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 04, 2014

Be careful about the conversations you have with friends, associates and potential cofounders of a startup at the initial stages.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

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

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 04, 2014

Summer Heats Up With Media Deals

MP McQueen and Pia Sarkar : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2014

Am Law 100 firms were involved in a number of big media transactions in recent weeks, including the Tribune Media Company's spinoff of its publishing company; E.W. Scripps and Journal Communications' merger and spinoff of digital, broadcast and print operations; and A.H. Belo's sale of The Providence Journal.

Patience Rewarded

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

When Aflac went searching for a new general counsel, it found she was already there; and other Moves.

Legal-Tech Startup Accelerated

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : August 01, 2014

How e-discovery company NexLP captured the attention and support of venture capitalists.

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

To Keep Unions Away, Play Fair

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : July 28, 2014

Some tips for companies wanting to keep employees from turning to unions.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

Athenahealth Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Wachtell Raids Simpson Thacher for Executive Compensation Expert

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

A month after Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz executive compensation partner Jeremy Goldstein left the venerable Am Law 100 firm to start his own practice, the country's most profitable shop on a profits-per-partner basis looked outside its ranks to find a replacement in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Andrea Wahlquist. She becomes only the fourth lateral partner hire in Wachtell's storied history.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 21, 2014

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

Four Firms Advise on Latest Deal Arising From North America's Energy Boom

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 17, 2014

Foley & Lardner, Dorsey & Whitney and leading Canadian firms Miller Thomson and Stikeman Elliott are advising on a $3.8 billion oil and gas merger that will create the largest producer in North Dakota's lucrative Bakken Shale formation.

On The Move: GSU Health Law Center Gets New Director After Decade of Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 16, 2014

Charity Scott has stepped down as the director of Georgia State University law school's Center for Law, Health & Society, which she helped to start a decade ago. Law professor Leslie Wolf became the center's new director on July 1.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.