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Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Designation: Milwaukee
  • Head Count: 845
  • Gross Revenues: $682,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $805,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,130,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

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 $682,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 49th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 49 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 49 -2 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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.

Can Women Be Required to Wear High Heels to Work?

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez : Corporate Counsel : May 23, 2016

Some U.K. employers seem to think so judging by a recent report that went viral about a London receptionist who was sent home after refusing to trade her flats for heels.

Six-Figure Fee Awarded in Messaging Patent Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

Twitter Inc. and Yahoo Inc. are among two dozen defendants that will split $383,000 in "exceptional case" fees.

Energy Future Creditors Protest Accelerated Bankruptcy Plan

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2016

Energy Future Holdings Corp. is running into strong headwinds from creditors as it tries speed up its schedule in its $42 billion Chapter 11 restructuring by seeking the court's approval of its new plan.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

'Obamacare-Made-Me-Do-It' Defense to Hospital Mergers Gains Foothold

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : May 17, 2016

Plenty of hospitals have tried the argument, and judges have largely dismissed it. Until now.

Firms Cash In on Anti-Bribery Expertise Amid Litigation Slowdown

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

Big-ticket litigations involving scores of lawyers may be thinner on the ground these days, but a surge in global anti-corruption probes appears to be making up for it at a number of firms.

Clear Skies for Married Duo in Aviation Expansion Deal

: Daily Business Review : May 07, 2016

Allyson Goodwin, senior supervising transactional counsel at Saavedra Goodwin, and her husband, Damaso Saavedra, senior supervising counsel, helped their long-term client, Sheltair Aviation, obtain a $60 million line of credit and refinance a $200 million credit facility to finance the company's ongoing expansion.

Uncertainty Clouds London's Outlook

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The upcoming referendum on the UK's status in the European Union has slowed inbound investment.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Foley & Lardner Recruits Patent Litigation Partner in Japan

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 05, 2016

Former Hogan Lovells Tokyo head of U.S. intellectual property practice Philippe Riesen joins the firm's five-lawyer office in the Japanese capital.

Ex-Dewey Partners Spared Liability for Lease Payments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 05, 2016

A Manhattan judge has found that hundreds of former partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf and legacy firms cannot be held personally liable for lease payments after the film filed for bankruptcy, relieving them of millions of dollars of potential liability.

How to Prep for the DOL's New White-Collar Exemption

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : March 31, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor is changing how it defines white-collar employees for purposes of overtime and minimum wage laws.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Scalia's Death Complicates 'Spokeo' Cases in Lower Courts

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 30, 2016

The impact of Antonin Scalia's death, felt dramatically at the U.S. Supreme Court in recent weeks, is filtering down to lower federal courts as well.

Law Firm Mergers Don't Benefit Clients, Report Finds

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2016

Amid a spate of unconsummated law firm courtships, a new report claims that the majority of mergers fail to deliver benefits to clients and risk damaging partnership value.

Chinese-Speaking Lawyers a Rarity in South Florida and in Demand

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : March 28, 2016

South Florida law firms are snapping up attorneys who can bridge language and culture gaps to build relationships with Chinese investors.

It Takes a Lot of Lawyers to Represent Donald Trump

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

The real estate mogul turned presidential candidate has sued or been sued myriad times. Who are his firms of choice?

Eversheds Eyes Beijing Capital Markets Expansion

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : March 24, 2016

The U.K. firm has a "blank sheet" in Asia as it targets growth across multiple practices, says Asia corporate head Stephen Mok.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2016

Andrews Kurth has added John Flanagan as a partner in its business transactions/real estate practice and Mark Mandel as a partner in its white-collar crime practice.

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Letters Urge Prompt Review on Any Obama Nomination

Karen Sloan and Zoe Tillman : New York Law Journal : March 11, 2016

Congressional leaders are being bombarded with pleas to consider expeditiously any nominations President Obama makes to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Big Law Partners, General Counsel Urge Senate Action on SCOTUS Pick

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2016

Nearly 250 law firm partners and corporate general counsel signed a letter Wednesday to the White House and Senate leadership urging action on the president's nominee to U.S. Supreme Court.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 07, 2016

Nixon Peabody, Foley & Lardner and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have announced new partners, while four other firms have added attorneys.


: The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Trump the Scorched-Earth Litigant

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : March 06, 2016

The way Donald Trump uses the court system says something about his character—and it's not good.

After Giuliani, How Will Bracewell Fare in New York?

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : February 29, 2016

With its name partner's departure, Bracewell had to change the sign on the door and order new letterhead—but at least the former New York City mayor left it with a substantial outpost in the Big Apple.

As High Court Faces Bevy of Abortion Briefs, New Challenge Awaits

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : February 29, 2016

Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Wednesday in its most significant abortion case in nearly nine years, a reminder of battles still being fought in the states arrived last week at the high court from, once again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.