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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 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

Francisco Cerezo Jumps to DLA Piper From Foley & Lardner

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : July 01, 2015

Four years after launching Foley & Lardner's Latin American practice in Miami, Francisco Cerezo has defected to DLA Piper along with John Murphy.

Foley Fends Off Patent Claims by Kickstarter Rival

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 30, 2015

Lawyers at Foley & Lardner convinced a Manhattan federal judge that ArtistShare's crowd-funding patent covered an abstract idea, making it ineligible for protection under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

Is an Obese Employee Legally Disabled?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : June 29, 2015

The question for employers is whether obesity is a physical characteristic or a physiological disorder and a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Law Firm Investments Pay Off in $2.1 Billion Kythera Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

Partner earnings are still making their way into client coffers through law firm investment funds—and firms are reaping both returns and deal work from their investment targets.

Judge Lets Stand Award Against IP Firm Over Abandoned Patent

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Eastern District Judge Pamela Chen refused to undo a jury's multimillion-dollar malpractice finding against a Virginia law firm for its work on a patent application that was abandoned.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Legaltech News Desk: Done Deals

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : June 05, 2015

Done deals in legal technology with AccessData, dtSearch, eDepoze, EMC and PactSafe.

Cuba's Risks or Rewards?

Carlos Harrison : Daily Business Review : June 02, 2015

Experts warn the foreign investors will be looking for a functional legal system and a willingness to take disputes to international arbitration before they will invest big dollars in Cuba.

Shutts & Bowen Rated Top Firm for Hispanic Lawyers

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 29, 2015

South Florida law firms dominate a list of the 25 best large and midsize law firms for Hispanic attorneys.

Uber Appeal Focuses on Question: Are Drivers Contractors or Not?

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 29, 2015

Ride-sharing company Uber has a tough road ahead as it appeals Florida's recent decision that a former driver was an employee, not an independent contractor.

Pharma Looks to Circuit to Call Tune for Biosimilar 'Patent Dance'

: The Recorder : May 29, 2015

Arguments in fight over $1.2 billion cancer drug expected to flesh out procedures around 2010 biologics law.

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.