Foley & Lardner LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in eighteen major cities in the US as well as Brussels, Shanghai and Tokyo having a total of over 1000 attorneys. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Foley & Lardner is known for its litigation department. The firm has expanded from its Midwest roots to become a global law firm with strong practices in intellectual property, healthcare, regulatory law, and tax. In 2010, the firm's gross revenue fell 5% to around US$ 633,000,000.
The firm has four core departments, i.e. business law, intellectual property, litigation and regulated industries and cutting-edge industry teams. Foley is recognized by its clients and within the law fraternity for its team-based approach, innovative technology and focus on value and client service.
Foley offers trust and wealth administration services through its Foley Private Office division, and it has trademarked its KnowledgeGate Web resource. Also, the firm has developed Foley ClientSuite, which is a "virtual office" that lets clients access customized packages of white papers, guidelines and policy documents.
Started in 1842, Foley's unique culture and core values have been developed and maintained for more than 150 years now. Founded by Asahel Finch, Jr., and William Pitt Lynde, Foley has a rich history of legal practice. The firm was one of the oldest law firms in Wisconsin. It took more than a century for the firm to get established outside Wisconsin.
In the Midwest, Foley cemented its status as a regional heavy hitter via a 2001 merger with storied firm Hopkins & Sutter but the merger didn't go off well as nearly half of the subsumed firm's Chicago attorneys left within three years.
In 2007, Foley opened offices from Miami to Shanghai. Today the firm offers international services aimed at clients in China, Japan, Israel and Latin America.