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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

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.

Lobbyist to Pay $30K to Resolve Reporting Violations

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 30, 2015

A federal lobbyist in Alexandria, Va., will pay $30,000 to resolve claims that he failed to submit more than two dozen lobbying reports to Congress on time, according to a settlement agreement filed on Friday in Washington federal district court.

U.S. Supreme Court to Shed Light on Disciplinary Actions

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 28, 2015

A Foley & Lardner partner's response to sanctions threatened by the U.S. Supreme Court may be made public next month as the result of a surprise change in court policy.

In-House Counsel Profile: Chegg Inc.'s Rob Chesnut

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Rob Chesnut, who joined Chegg in 2010, was the company's first in-house lawyer.

Tough Times for Lawyers on Campus

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2015

The job of in-house counsel at colleges and universities is a lot more challenging these days, as the legal issues on campus multiply and grow increasingly complex.

INADMISSIBLE: Sanctions Threat Looms in the High Court

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Foley & Lardner is preparing "a thorough response" to the U.S. Supreme Court's unusual show-cause order last month that could result in sanctions against Foley partner Howard Shipley, the firm's general counsel says. Plus more in this week's column.

Arbitration Award Against Napoli Firm Confirmed

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten has confirmed a $17.58 million arbitration award, plus interest, for Worby Groner & Edelman against Napoli Bern & Associates after a dispute over the division of expense reimbursement between the firms in their representation of 9/11 rescue and clean-up workers.

Arbitration Award Against Napoli Firm Confirmed

Christine Simmons : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 16, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten has confirmed a $17.58 million arbitration award, plus interest, for Worby Groner & Edelman against Napoli Bern & Associates after a dispute over the division of expense reimbursement between the firms in their representation of 9/11 rescue and clean-up workers.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: A Settlement and 'Serial'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 15, 2015

Apple, Google and other tech companies have reached a settlement on a major antitrust case, and “Serial's” Adnan Syed awaits an appeals judge's ruling: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country.

Foley Promises 'Thorough Response' to Supreme Court's Sanction Threat

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 14, 2015

Foley & Lardner is preparing "a thorough response" to the U.S. Supreme Court's unusual show-cause order last month that could result in sanctions against Foley partner Howard Shipley, the firm's general counsel says.

Office of Open Records Head to Join Pepper Hamilton

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2015

Terry Mutchler, the first executive director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records, will be leaving the office to head up a new practice within Pepper Hamilton's media and communications group.