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Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Designation: Milwaukee
  • Head Count: 845
  • Gross Revenues: $682,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $805,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,130,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Foley & Lardner is a Milwaukee-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Foley & Lardner has 845 attorneys and is the 40th largest firm in the United States.  With $682,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 49th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 49 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 49 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 39 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 55 -12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 82 3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 120 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 73 -2 Summer programs

In the News

South Florida Experiencing 'Exponential Interest' From Law Firms With Varied Focus

Gina Passarella : Daily Business Review : July 11, 2016

Law firms with an appetite for expansion are coming to South Florida, but it's a challenging venture.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Conservative ALEC Demands Progressive SMART ALEC 'Cease and Desist'

Greg Land : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

The conservative policy group American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, says that a new organization centered on affordable housing, dubbed SMART ALEC, is threatening ALEC's trademark and other intellectual property.

Foley & Lardner Lands Leading Kaye Scholer Chicago Litigator

Roy Strom : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott, a well-connected co-chair of Kaye Scholer's Chicago white-collar litigation and internal investigations practice, is headed to Foley & Lardner in the Windy City.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 20, 2016

Seven firms announce new additions; Fox Rothschild announces promotions.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

K&L Gates Continues Miami Expansion With Baker & McKenzie Hire

Lizzy McLellan : Daily Business Review : June 15, 2016

Former prosecutor and longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Lee Stapleton has joined K&L Gates in Miami, becoming the fifth lawyer to join the office since May.

Ropes & Gray Patent Litigator In Tokyo Moves to Jones Day

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 15, 2016

Movement of IP attorneys in Asia has been active this year

Flint Taps Foley & Lardner Following City Attorney Allegations

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2016

The troubled city of Flint, Michigan, has hired Foley & Lardner to represent its interests in unidentified allegations levied by a former city attorney, as the municipality grapples with an ongoing water crisis.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House Counsel Profile: Black Duck Software Inc.'s Matt Jacobs

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

"We're a global enterprise. There's always people who are at work someplace, so I'm available if there's anything I can address to keep the wheels of commerce moving forward."

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

Lateral moves, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

Hunton Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016

Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.

Can Women Be Required to Wear High Heels to Work?

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez : Corporate Counsel : May 23, 2016

Some U.K. employers seem to think so judging by a recent report that went viral about a London receptionist who was sent home after refusing to trade her flats for heels.

Six-Figure Fee Awarded in Messaging Patent Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

Twitter Inc. and Yahoo Inc. are among two dozen defendants that will split $383,000 in "exceptional case" fees.

Energy Future Creditors Protest Accelerated Bankruptcy Plan

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2016

Energy Future Holdings Corp. is running into strong headwinds from creditors as it tries speed up its schedule in its $42 billion Chapter 11 restructuring by seeking the court's approval of its new plan.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

'Obamacare-Made-Me-Do-It' Defense to Hospital Mergers Gains Foothold

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : May 17, 2016

Plenty of hospitals have tried the argument, and judges have largely dismissed it. Until now.

Firms Cash In on Anti-Bribery Expertise Amid Litigation Slowdown

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

Big-ticket litigations involving scores of lawyers may be thinner on the ground these days, but a surge in global anti-corruption probes appears to be making up for it at a number of firms.

Clear Skies for Married Duo in Aviation Expansion Deal

: Daily Business Review : May 07, 2016

Allyson Goodwin, senior supervising transactional counsel at Saavedra Goodwin, and her husband, Damaso Saavedra, senior supervising counsel, helped their long-term client, Sheltair Aviation, obtain a $60 million line of credit and refinance a $200 million credit facility to finance the company's ongoing expansion.

Uncertainty Clouds London's Outlook

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The upcoming referendum on the UK's status in the European Union has slowed inbound investment.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

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

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Foley & Lardner Recruits Patent Litigation Partner in Japan

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 05, 2016

Former Hogan Lovells Tokyo head of U.S. intellectual property practice Philippe Riesen joins the firm's five-lawyer office in the Japanese capital.