Faegre Baker Daniels is dedicated to serving the legal needs of regional, national and international businesses. From offices in the United States, United Kingdom and China, our more than 750 legal and consulting professionals provide the depth and breadth of expertise necessary to solve complex business challenges. With roots dating back to 1863, we are one of the 75 largest law firms headquartered in the U.S.
As part of the global business community, we recognize that optimal results are driven by a spirit of collaboration and a team approach to service. With that understanding, we collaborate with clients — and each other — every day to handle the complex transactions, regulatory matters and litigation that businesses face. We partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations in more than 85 practice areas and industry segments, providing advice uniquely suited to each company's individual needs.
From U.S. locations in Boulder, Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Silicon Valley, South Bend and Washington, D.C. to international locations in Beijing, London and Shanghai, we serve clients in every U.S. state and more than 100 countries.
Our legal expertise includes corporate; environmental; ERISA, benefits and executive compensation; finance and restructuring; government; health law; intellectual property; international; labor and employment; litigation and advocacy; real estate and construction; regulatory; tax; and wealth management. Our practices are complemented by experience across a wide range of industries, with a strategic focus on energy and natural resources, financial services, food and agriculture, and life sciences.
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado offices named Pro Bono Heroes, 2013
LawWorks - Named Best Pro Bono Partnership for the Dalston Advisory Pop-Up Clinic in London, 2013
Public Interest Law Initiative - Chicago office named to the Pro Bono Recognition Roster, 2013
The Advocates for Human Rights - Special Recognition Award for innovative pro bono service and the Africa Advocacy Project, 2013
Minnesota State Bar Association - 53 FaegreBD attorneys named North Star Lawyers for pro bono service, 2013
Halsbury Legal Awards - Named Pro Bono Team of the Year for the Dalston Advisory Pop-Up Clinic in London, 2013
Colorado Lawyers Committee - Law Firm of the Year, 2013
Colorado Supreme Court - Pro Bono Achievement recognition for commitment to annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services by Colorado-licensed attorneys, 2012
Chambers USA - Nationwide rankings for Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation, Franchising, Native American Law, and Product Liability & Mass Torts, 2014
Chambers USA - Ranked for Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, and Litigation: General Commercial in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota, 2014
Chambers USA - Ranked for Real Estate in Colorado, Indiana and Minnesota, 2014
Chambers USA - Ranked for Intellectual Property, Natural Resources & Environment, and Real Estate: Construction in Colorado, 2014
Chambers USA - 76 Faegre Baker Daniels lawyers recognized, 2014
Chambers UK - Top-tier ranking for Capital Markets: AIM, 2014
Chambers Global - Global ranking for Franchise Law, 2013
U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms" - National rankings for Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Venture Capital Law, 2014
The Best Lawyers in America - 177 Faegre Baker Daniels lawyers listed, 2014
Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards - Indiana Firm of the Year, 2014
Benchmark Litigation - "Highly recommended" in Indiana and Minnesota, "recommended" in Illinois, 2014
Benchmark Litigation - 19 Faegre Baker Daniels lawyers named Local Litigation Stars, eight named Future Stars, 2014
BTI Consulting Group - Ranked a Standout Firm for Securities, Product Liability and Commercial Litigation, 2015
BTI Consulting Group - Named to the BTI Power Elite for having among the best client relationships with Fortune 1000 and other large companies, 2014
BTI Consulting Group - Ranked among the top 10 national law firms for client service, 2014 and 2013
BTI Consulting Group - Named to the Fearsome Foursome Honor Roll for Securities and Finance Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation, 2014
Legal 500 United States - Ranked among the top U.S. practices for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Real Estate, 2014
Legal 500 UK - Ranked among the top UK practices for Commercial Litigation; Commercial Property: Investment; Flotations: Small and Mid-Cap; and M&A: Smaller Deals Up to
At Finnegan, we don't just value diversity, we live it every day in thought, approach, and solutions. In fact, it's so much a part of our culture, we are consistently ranked as one of the nation's top law firms for minority and overall diversity. In the Vault Guide's 2015 survey of the leading law firms for women, minorities, and overall diversity, Finnegan was ranked in the top 10 in each of these categories. American Lawyer similarly ranked the firm in the top 25 in its 2012 survey of the top 100 U.S. law firms for overall diversity. We are particularly pleased to be identified by Working Mother magazine as a top 100 company for working mothers. Only five law firms in 2012 received this distinguished recognition. Additionally, for the last two years, Working Mother magazine and the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) ranked Finnegan as one of the top law firms in the United States for women. Both organizations cited the significant role women serve in Finnegan's management and leadership.
Our Summer Associate Program is designed to expose law students to the field of intellectual property law and to provide an accurate idea of an associate's work at the firm. The 10-week summer program stresses professionalism, training, and development. Last year, our summer associates had the opportunity to engage in a diverse mix of work, including: attending trials, appellate and motion hearings, depositions, and client meetings; researching and writing on various patent, trademark, copyright, procedural, and evidentiary issues; prosecuting patent and trademark applications; writing speeches and articles; and presenting reviews of recent Federal Circuit decisions. Summer Associates have outstanding technical backgrounds in engineering and the natural sciences, and are typically in the top 25% of their law school class.