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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Foley & Lardner has 849 attorneys and is the 39th 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 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 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

More Tips for Including Transgender Employees

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2016

If you haven't yet made your workplace inclusive to transgender employees, you better get with the times. So far, 19 states and the District of Columbia have laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation specifically.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Energy Agency Hits 'Sweet Spot' in Electricity Regs, High Court Says

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 25, 2016

The Obama administration's regulatory effort to reduce electricity use during times of peak demand won broad support from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Foley & Lardner Inks Lobbying Alliances in Two States

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

Two months after its trans-Atlantic merger talks with British firm Eversheds fell through, Foley & Lardner has struck alliances with government affairs shops in California and Michigan.

No More Narrow Focus: Is 2016 the Year of Cyber-Risk?

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : January 11, 2016

In 2016, businesses are moving away from the 'very narrow focus' on personal privacy and data breaches to broader cybersecurity issues.

Gay Marriage Defined the High Court Year

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

The historic ruling upholding a right to same-sex marriage defined the Roberts Court in 2015 by altering the legal, political and social landscapes for millions of lesbian and gay couples. But as that year drew to a close, the justices already had teed up another potential blockbuster year involving abortion, race, religion, unions and immigration.

Law Firms Adopt Sustainability to Stay Sustainable

Richard J. Sobelsohn : New York Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Richard J. Sobelsohn writes: It was not long ago that when law firms moved to new digs, they had them designed with the old-school method. Wood paneling on the walls, window-less interior offices for junior associates, and the coveted oversized corner offices for senior partners and rainmakers. During the past few years however, law firms have started going green, and the traditional law office floor plans have morphed.

Financial Disclosures, Recusals and Opinion-Revision: The Year in Transparency

Staff : The National Law Journal : December 22, 2015

Justices pushed back on calls for greater transparency about recusals, and members of the court didn't hide their aversion to the demand for live broadcasts of oral arguments and landmark opinion announcements, of which there were many this past year. The stories in this NLJ collection highlight the year in transparency—conflicts of interest and financial disclosure reports, a new openness about attorney discipline at the high court, and policy changes that reveal revisions to Supreme Court decisions.

'Low T' Drugmakers Ordered to Produce Withheld Documents

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2015

A federal judge has ordered pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Besins Healthcare to produce documents withheld during discovery in an antitrust case involving drugs to treat low testosterone.

'Low T' Drugmakers Ordered to Produce Withheld Documents

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : December 14, 2015

A federal judge has ordered pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Besins Healthcare to produce documents withheld during discovery in an antitrust case involving drugs to treat low testosterone.

Baseball and Fishing Patent Fights Show the Fun Side of IP

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 14, 2015

Most of the time, the inventions that underlie patent litigation are less than gripping (semiconductors, anyone?). But now and again, infringement suits come along involving inventions that are just plain fun. Take two recent fights over beloved summer pastimes—baseball and fishing.

5 Musings in the Minds of Legal Tech Leaders: December 2015

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : December 14, 2015

Legal technology leaders speak on 'shadow' IT, electronic storage and HIPAA compliance, and more.

Trouble Ahead: Whistleblowers Are Targeting the Healthcare Industry

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 02, 2015

Mark Neuberger of Foley & Lardner has a caution for employers in the healthcare sector. “There has been a veritable explosion of recent False Claims Act whistleblowers bringing major actions against health care organizations,” he writes.

Law Firms Unite for Clothing Drive to Aid Homeless

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : December 01, 2015

More than 100 law firms and law-related organizations are gearing up this week for the annual drive that will bring an estimated 4,000 bags of used clothing, blankets and other items to nearly 70 homeless shelters in the Washington area. The effort is sponsored by Gifts for the Homeless, founded in 1986 by law firms, legal departments and law-related businesses. It is the legal community's only coordinated effort to aid the homeless.

Wisconsin Law Firm Wins Key Ruling on Tribal Jurisdiction

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2015

In a case highlighting jurisdictional disputes between U.S. and tribal courts, a federal appeals court has granted a key victory to the Godfrey & Kahn law firm involving malpractice claims over a $50 million bond deal for a Native American tribe in Wisconsin.

Bring Your Own Debate: Balancing Risk and Reward in BYOD Policies

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : November 30, 2015

In a lot of ways the security concerns are no greater than the use of laptops... you're going to face the same issues."

Attorney Guides Loan From Blackstone Affiliate

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : November 24, 2015

Foley & Lardner attorney Daniel Diaz Leyva advised Miami-based Maynada Blue on a $45.5 commercial loan obtained from lender B2R Finance.

Foley & Lardner, Eversheds Won't Pursue Combination

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015

A little more than a week after news of tie-up talks between Foley & Lardner and London-based Eversheds made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, the two firms have called off discussions about a merger.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Patent Litigation Will Never Be the Same Again

Lisa Shuchman : Texas Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Patent litigation isn't what it used to be. Monumental changes to U.S. patent law have changed the rules of the litigation game.

Dentons Expands Across Pacific Rim Amid Busy Merger Market

Jennifer Henderson and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015

Global juggernaut Dentons is planning a new cross-border amalgamation with 500-lawyer Australian firm Gadens and Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson, a 200-lawyer firm. Meanwhile, Dinsmore & Shohl and Ike Sorkin's New York shop are doing deals of their own.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

IP Litigation Spotlight: Changing the Rules

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : November 01, 2015

New legislation, new regulator, new decisions: Change is the one constant in the IP scrum.

Time Off to Vote? It's a Confusing, State-by-State Quilt

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 28, 2015

Voting rights may not be on the top of the list for employers right now, after all, the presidential election is a year away. But Christina Kennedy of Foley & Lardner warns employers to think again.

Patent Litigation Will Never Be the Same Again

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : October 26, 2015

The practice has been changed forever. A lot of lawyers preferred the old way.

Shout-Out: Foley Wins Dismissal in Case That Could Reshape Shareholder Suits

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 18, 2015

In a case that could offer a template for other companies looking to cut off shareholder class actions, lawyers from Foley & Lardner secured dismissal with prejudice last week of a suit against Emergent Capital Inc. in Florida federal court.

Handshake Software, Fireman & Company Partner to Provide Offerings to Legal Sector

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 16, 2015

Solutions focus on practice management, service delivery and client management.

Deal Watch: Fourth Quarter Begins With Big Deal Deluge

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2015

Could Dell's $67 billion buy of EMC Corp. and the $104 billion union of beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller point to a grand M&A finale for 2015?

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 15, 2015

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