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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 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.

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

Florida Bar Delegation Checking Out Opportunities in Cuba and DBR Reporter Julie Kay Will be There

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.

INADMISSIBLE: Ex-Speaker Gingrich Signs With Dentons

: 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.

Rule Change Aims to Improve Military Veteran Hiring

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.

Diagnosing Impact of Chinese Data Rules on Health Sector

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.

PTAB Chief Judge to Step Down

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 19, 2015

James Smith helped implement the now popular postgrant procedures authorized in the America Invents Act.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide: Send In the Experts

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

Marriott Vacations Worldwide's collegial lawyers can be tough when it really counts.

Locke Lord Partner and Baseball Team Owner Dies Suddenly

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.

Looking Ahead to New Overtime Pay Regulations

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.

Sale of 380,000 Acres Came With 15-Year Anti-Development Restriction

: 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.

Ingredion Inc.

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."

Firms Race For State AG Practices

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.

There's More to Equal Pay Than Just Equal Pay

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.

Appeals Court Hits Pause on First US Biosimilar

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.

Business Defense Firms Lead Growth in Florida Law Firms

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.

Claim That Acquiring Firm Avoided Earn-Out Payments Tossed

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.

Uncovered Email Puts Brakes on Roller Coaster Case

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.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Appeals Court Hands PTO a Win in Trademark Row

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.

Family Ties: S&C Partner Helps Private Equity Exec Buy NBA Team

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.

Six Flags Wins Summary Judgment in Patent Suit

: 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.

Michigan Firm Stays Out of Gay Marriage Case

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.

Big Law Partner and Ex-Basketball Star Dies at 52

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.

Money Talks

: 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.

Foley Client: My Bad on The Brief!

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 06, 2015

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

Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

A Tip From The Justices on Writing: Keep it Simple

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.

Georgia-Pacific, Int'l Paper Can't Crush Box-Buyers' Class Action

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.

Morning Wrap: State Secrets and SCOTUS Recusals

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.

Foley Partner Escapes Punishment in Supreme Court

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.