Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

Main Office:

300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700 | Indianapolis | IN | 46204-1750

Phone: 317 237 0300 |

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Year of establishment 1863 Number of partners 342
Number of offices 13 Partner to associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Indianapolis Percentage of women attorneys 38.30
Number of attorneys 669 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.30
Number of associates 233 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.00
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: While having fun is important here it would be a good idea to keep an eye on people to keep them from slacking off.

Pros: Everyone here seems to have fun and enjoy work everyday nobody what seems to be going on. We just tend to have a fun environment here.

Cons: Sometimes people can be slow to finish something you need them to do because they are slacking off instead of working.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Revise your approach to how people move up in the firm. Not everyone is single with no other life outside the office to get in the way of working long hours.

Pros: There is plenty of challenging work, a long list of great clients, fantastic lawyers and the senior management is simply outstanding. There is great support on you cases from management and associates.

Cons: They will work you until you drop if you let them, but you really have to do this if you want to move up. Moving up can be a difficult process unless you really put in a lot of overtime and produce big.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


Faegre Drinker is a top 50 firm designed for clients. We opened our doors on February 1, 2020, uniting Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath, two firms known for exceptional legal and consulting capabilities and a commitment to service excellence. Clients are at the start — and the heart — of everything we do.

Practice Areas

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Business and Transactions
  • Environment and Energy
  • Finance and Restructuring
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Management
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Product Liability and Mass Torts
  • Real Estate and Construction

Hiring Criteria

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Experience demonstrates that superior academic performance is fundamental. We also look for evidence of achievement, motivation, maturity, range of interests, teamwork and strong communication skills.

We consider demonstrated commitment to our core values; honesty and integrity, excellence, hard work, teamwork and collaboration, mutual respect, diversity and inclusion, and service to our communities.

Pro bono

"Pro bono service" is defined in the firm's Pro Bono Policy, and means "the delivery of professional legal services, without expectation of compensation from the outset, on behalf of persons of limited means, or in furtherance of a charitable, religious, civic, educational, artistic or similar nonprofit, public interest."

The firm prioritizes pro bono service to low-income clients, and the Policy sets forth further criteria and guidelines for determining whether particular matters fall within the firm's definition of pro bono service.

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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Awards and Recognitions

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.

Summer associate program

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.

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