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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 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 -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

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Canal Expansion Creating U.S. Boom

Carlos Harrison : Global Lawyer News : November 21, 2014

Port cities all along the East Coast are talking Post-Panamax.

Paycards as Paychecks: Positive or Problematic?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 20, 2014

The movement to pay employees via prepaid cards is not without its critics, but it's gaining traction in many workplaces because of cost-effectiveness and convenience.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

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

In-House Counsel Profile: Cummins Inc.'s Sharon Barner

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

"I work with great lawyers who are all rowing in the same direction."

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Role Reversal, Foley Partner Decides to Own a Sports Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 30, 2014

Irwin Raij, cochair of Foley & Lardner's sports industry team, is part of a star-studded, 22-person investor group bringing a second professional soccer team to Los Angeles. McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose are also working on the deal, which reportedly marks the highest price ever paid for a franchise in Major League Soccer.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

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

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Tessera Settles Massive Patent Case, For Good

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 28, 2014

After trying to upend a $30 million settlement, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering informed the court Tuesday it has reached a deal with Tessera.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Class Certified in Fraud Suit Targeting Trump University

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 28, 2014

A California federal judge has certified a nationwide class of students who allege Donald Trump defrauded them by marketing Trump University as an actual institution of learning in which Trump was integrally involved.

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Over IRS Tax-Exempt Controversy

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 23, 2014

A federal judge in Washington on Thursday dismissed claims in two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service brought by groups who alleged they were improperly targeted while applying for tax-exempt status.

As Patent Case Winds Down, 'Settler's Remorse' Could Add Wrinkle

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 21, 2014

A nonpracticing entity wants Judge Claudia Wilken to enforce a $30 million deal struck before a court-appointed expert opined its patents were invalid.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Game Change: The ABA and Self-Help Legal Shops Seek Common Ground

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : October 01, 2014

The American Bar Association turns to an unexpected player to help consumers get affordable legal services and lawyers get business.

Judge Dismisses Complaint Over Demand Letter Deficiency

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 01, 2014

The absence of the name of the lead plaintiff on a demand letter has resulted in the dismissal of a proposed class action against Payless ShoeSource Inc. The ruling marks at least the second time since June a demand letter requirement tripped up a Massachusetts case handled by the same plaintiffs attorney.

Employment Visas Vexing Startups

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 30, 2014

Startup companies based in the U.S. seeking international talent have one major hurdle to clear: visas.

Two Lawyers Are New Among Forbes 400 Richest Americans

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 30, 2014

Welcome, Vincent Viola and Mark Walter. Another lawyer slips off the exclusive list. But don't worry—Leon Charney is still a billionaire.

EEOC Pregnancy Guidance Gestates Into Litigation

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 23, 2014

Earlier this year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination, and apparently the EEOC meant it.

In-House Counsel Profile: Fiserv Inc.'s Lynn McCreary

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

General counsel Lynn McCreary leads 35 attorneys in Wisconsin; Norcross, Ga.; and various other U.S. and global offices. The top project during the past year was Fiserv's $55 million acquisition of competitor Open Solutions Inc.

Answering Big Data Questions, by the Book

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : September 19, 2014

A new book from two Foley & Lardner partners explains how big data can help businesses, and outlines the legal issues and frameworks to keep in mind.

Cleveland Firm Absorbing Lateral Talent in San Diego

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 18, 2014

Cleveland's Hahn Loeser & Parks has added two more attorneys to its San Diego office, which has grown as some of the largest firms in the country have pulled out of that market.

In-House Counsel Profile: Stepan Co.'s H. Edward Wynn

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

General Counsel H. Edward Wynn leads an eight-member team with outposts in Brazil, Europe and China.

What the 'Redskins' Ruling Did and Didn't Do

Andrew Baum : New Jersey Law Journal : September 12, 2014

Trademark appeal board declared football team's name disparaging, but the effect will be small.

When the Only 'Feasible' Hire Isn't a US Citizen

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 10, 2014

Sometimes hiring a foreign employee is the only option for the company, but that doesn't mean it's easy to prove to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Proskauer Helps Keep Bills in Buffalo

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

In what could be the largest-ever sale of a National Football League team, Proskauer Rose is advising the estate of the late Ralph Wilson Jr. on its agreement to sell the Buffalo Bills to shale gas industry billionaire Terrence Pegula for a reported $1.4 billion. A handful of other regional and Am Law 100 firms also have roles related to the sale.

Facebook Likes Are 'Protected Concerted Activity'

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : September 04, 2014

Liking content on Facebook is now a protected employee activity.

Don't Push Button Bans in the Workplace

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 03, 2014

Dress-code policies, particularly those that ban insignia, may not pass muster with the National Labor Relations Board.