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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

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.

Can an Attorney Blame the Client for a Bad Appellate Brief?

Howard J. Bashman : The Legal Intelligencer : March 10, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court can reliably be depended on to decide some of the most weighty legal issues of our time, such as the future of Obamacare and same-sex marriage in two cases to be decided this term. But, in an unexpected development, the court is also now poised to address an important if unusual issue concerning an attorney's ethical responsibilities to his client and the court in appellate litigation.

Acorda Taps Paul Hastings to Fend Off Hedge Fund's Patent Challenges

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 03, 2015

Hayman Capital and its founder may have financial motives for targeting patents protecting the multiple sclerosis treatment Ampyra.

Shoe Store Wage Dispute Results in $2.9 Million Settlement

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 03, 2015

National discount shoe retailer Payless Shoesource has agreed to pay $2.9 million to a group of store managers who claim they were misclassified as managers and as a result denied overtime pay.

New Partners: DLA Piper

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

INADMISSIBLE: Lynch Nomination Moves to Full Senate

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general moved forward last week on Capitol Hill, where the full Senate is expected to take up a vote soon. Plus more in this week's column.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

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

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

ABA Backs Firms Facing Clawback Actions

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 25, 2015

Amicus brief in Heller bankruptcy says the unfinished-business doctrine violates clients rights and distorts attorney incentives.

Morning Wrap: Mary Jo White's Recusals | The Curious Case of Howard Shipley

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : February 24, 2015

Mary Jo White sat on the sideline for dozens of enforcement investigations. House Republicans want Senate colleagues to reject Loretta Lynch's nomination. Five questions concerning the Howard Shipley ethics case in the Supreme Court. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Five Questions Concerning the Curious Case of Howard Shipley

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 23, 2015

The unusual U.S. Supreme Court disciplinary case of Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley took a dramatic turn last week with a forceful response—written by veteran advocate Paul Clement—to the court’s “show cause” order.

In The Matter of Discipline of Howard Neil Shipley

: The National Law Journal : February 20, 2015

Lawyers for Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley on Thursday pushed back against the U.S. Supreme Court's threat to sanction him for a jargon-filled petition he filed in a patent case.

Foley Partner Defends 'Unorthodox' Brief in Supreme Court Disciplinary Action

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : February 20, 2015

Lawyers for Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley on Thursday pushed back against the U.S. Supreme Court's threat to sanction him for a jargon-filled petition he filed in a patent case last year, telling the justices that although it was "unorthodox" in style, the petition "clearly and faithfully reflects" his client's views.

Latham, Munger Lead on Latest NFL Stadium Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015

The National Football League left Los Angeles in 1995, but if the league's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have their way, the two franchises will play in a new $1.7 billion stadium just south of the city's downtown in Carson, California. The privately financed project, announced by both teams Friday, has led to roles for at least two Am Law 100 firms.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 19, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sun, Sand and Stir Fry? Miami Woos Chinese for Property: Cities

: The Associated Press : February 17, 2015

Miami has a Little Havana and Little Haiti, a neighborhood known as Westonzuela and even the Venetian Islands. What it doesn't have is a Chinatown.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

Dechert, King & Spalding Beat Back Soverain Patent Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 12, 2015

Handing a win to Victoria's Secret and Avon Products, the Federal Circuit ruled that Soverain couldn't escape an earlier ruling invalidating its patents in case involving the online software retailer Newegg Inc.

How to Steer Into an Automotive Industry In-house Gig

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 05, 2015

Candidates for any automotive in-house job need to tune up their knowledge of the industry.

PTO Looking to Update Patent Privilege Standards

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 05, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seeking public comment on patent privilege issues.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Skadden Once Again Snags Top Spot in Branding Survey

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 02, 2015

Although Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom landed at the top of research firm Acritas' annual survey measuring the strength of U.S. law firm brands for the fourth consecutive year, its rivals are closing in.

In-House Counsel Profile: Clover Technologies Group LLC's Richard Fischer

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

General counsel Richard Fischer runs his department on what he calls the "working foreman" model.

INADMISSIBLE: Gibson Dunn Gets $459K in Marriage Case

: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

The commonwealth of Virginia will pay $520,000 to lawyers who successfully challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage, including $459,000 to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Plus more in this week's column.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.