- Chairman and CEO: Jay O Rothman
- Number of partners: 451
- Number of other attorneys: 422
Firm Overview: Foley provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. The firm’s exceptional client service, thought-leadership, value and innovative technology are continually recognized by their clients and the legal industry. Foley’s client-focused, industry-specific approach enables them to provide comprehensive, customized and high-value legal solutions that help meet clients needs today — and anticipate challenges tomorrow.
Main Areas of Practice:
Business Law: Foley’s Business Law Department is organized and staffed to provide comprehensive legal advice and business counseling. From corporate legal services such as mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities to tax and individual planning, real estate, environmental regulation and general commercial transactions and business counseling, nearly 400 Business Law attorneys are highly skilled in addressing today’s most sophisticated business and legal issues.
Intellectual Property: With more than 200 IP lawyers — many with advanced technical degrees and experience — Foley delivers an innovative life cycle of IP services to obtain, protect and add value to clients’ IP. They provide product clearance opinions; conduct licensing programs; and handle the IP due diligence for corporate transactions. And when and if their clients must litigate to enforce or defend their IP rights, the firm’s experienced IP trial lawyers have handled hundreds of patent and IP litigation matters.
Litigation: With more than 300 litigators practicing nationwide, Foley has one of the largest and most comprehensive litigation departments in the United States. Their attorneys represent and counsel corporations in nearly every industry, and they provide complete state and federal trial and appellate representation, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution services (ADR). They also counsel and represent clients in administrative adjudications and in regulatory investigations and hearings.
Industry Teams: Each of Foley’s integrated, industry-focused teams encompass a range of service offerings, enabling them to take a comprehensive view of their clients’ industries and bring together the right practitioners and competencies to address their needs. Foley’s industry teams focus on the airport and aviation, automotive, emerging tech, energy, food, health care, hospitality, resort and golf, insurance and reinsurance, life sciences, medical devices, nanotechnology, senior living and sports industries.
Government & Public Policy: In addition to offering a full range of legal counsel to clients seeking to do business with federal, state and local government, Foley also provides services covering the full spectrum of public policy — combining comprehensive counsel with proficiency in government relations, political law, strategic positioning and communications coupled with the practice of law, when needed.
• Ranked in the top five out of 300 firms on the BTI Client Service A-Team list for client service excellence (The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2012)
• Nineteen national first-tier rankings; named Law Firm of the Year — Health Care Law; and a top 20 firm based on total number of first-tier metropolitan rankings on the 2011 – 2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ list
• Twenty practices and 64 attorneys recognized in the 2011 Legal 500 guides for the United States and Japan
• Named to CIO magazine’s CIO-100 list for creating technological innovation to enhance business value (2011)
Acciona Energy, SA; Bank of America; Citigroup; CVS Caremark; Hanger Orthopedic Group; Harley-Davidson; Johnson Controls; Integrys Energy Group; Major League Baseball; Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America; Yokohama Tire Corporation; Wellpoint.