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Foley Hoag LLP.

Main Office: Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard | Boston | MA | 02210-2600
Phone: 617-832-1000 | Fax: 617-832-7000











Foley Hoag LLP. Reviews view all

Reviewed on May 11, 2023
Former Employee

5.Current EmployeeGreat law firm with a good attorneysLawyer in Boston, MARecommendProsCollegial atmosphere, capable attorneys, sophisticated clients and projects.ConsPay is less competitive than bigger law firms in the region.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on December 18, 2017
Former Employee

Talk to everyone more frequently to communicate with them about their needs and your expectations. People do not perform well when there is stress due to uncertainty - when this can be prevented, there's no reason they need to be subjected to it.

Benefits and pay were satisfactory, for me. Work was relatively interesting. Associates and staff were easy to get along with. I thought the location was good, but there were mixed opinions on this, based on who I asked.

The firm just seemed kind of disorganized, at times. For example, sometimes, there was so much work that my previously scheduled time off was basically postponed with really short notice, and other times, there was really not much to do at all. Some people received new technology without really needing it that badly, while others who really needed it went without.

Former Employee



Headline: Achieve Professional Success at Foley Hoag LLP

Attorneys seeking professional success in the Bay Area need look no further than Foley Hoag LLP. Established in 1943, the firm has a long history of individual merit and excellence in the legal profession. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Washington DC, and a broad reach across the United States and the globe, Foley Hoag provides attorneys with a wide range of opportunities.

At Foley Hoag, attorneys enjoy a unique blend of traditional legal practice and innovation. The firm has a strong commitment to its clients, and its lawyers are known for their professionalism, dedication, and loyalty. Foley Hoag attorneys provide top-level service and valuable insight into their clients’ industries. The firm is also deeply committed to the local community, hosting events for entrepreneurs and investors and investing in the Foley Hoag Foundation dedicated to improving Boston’s race relations.

Foley Hoag’s impressive alumni list includes global business leaders, general counsel of leading companies, a U.S. senator, a U.S. ambassador, accomplished state policy leaders, university presidents, and the first African-American partner at a Boston law firm. This is a testament to the firm’s commitment to excellence and the opportunities it provides for its attorneys.

Foley Hoag is also dedicated to social justice, economic fairness, and the protection of intellectual property rights through its pro bono program. Working at Foley Hoag provides attorneys with the opportunity to make a lasting impact on their clients and the community.

Attorneys seeking professional success in the Bay Area should consider Foley Hoag LLP. With its long history of individual merit and excellence, commitment to client service, and dedication to social justice, Foley Hoag is an ideal place to create a successful career.

Practice Areas

Foley Hoag LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Foley Hoag LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

The firm values academic success in law school and college, superior writing and oral communication skills, and the intangible personal qualities of character, initiative and leadership.

Pro bono

A deep commitment to pro bono work has been Foley Hoag LLP's hallmark since we successfully represented the plaintiffs in Boston's seminal landmark school desegregation case. Then and now, we believe that freely sharing our talents with individuals and the community makes us better lawyers, better people, and a better firm.

In a typical year, we handle approximately 100 matters and contribute approximately 24,000 hours to our pro bono program, accounting for more than five percent of the work of the firm. We also serve the community in other ways, including board involvement and charitable organizations.

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Foley Hoag LLP. Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014) - International arbitration practice noted nationally; ranked 30 Foley Hoag LLP lawyers across 11 practice categories, representing 30 percent of the firm's partnership.

Corporate Counsel magazine - Named by clients as "Go-To-Firm" in both intellectual property and technology.

The U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers 2014 "Best Law Firm" rankings - Foley Hoag ranked a top-tier law firm in several categories; noted in 26 practice areas overall; ranked in the first tier nationally for environmental litigation; listed in the first tier in Boston for 14 practice areas.

Vault career intelligence website - 6th on list of 20 Best Law Firms to Work For in the nation (2014); 3rd in the pro bono category; 2nd in the hours category and 5th for LGBT diversity.

The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work - Recognized in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as a leading place of employment in Massachusetts in the Globe's annual survey that singles out companies which demonstrate effective ways to create and provide a positive work environment.

The American Lawyer - Ranked 14th out of the AmLaw 200 law firms in the magazine's 2014 pro bono report.

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) - Foley Hoag honored for "Largest Donation" three years running in its annual Associates Drive. Many of the firm's approximately 20,000 hours of pro bono legal work annually are devoted to GBLS matters.

Summer associate program

It's true what they say: Summer Associate is the best job ever. We want our Summer Associates to have a rewarding and eye-opening experience, and we devote substantial energy to building a program that will allow you to experience all aspects of life at Foley Hoag.

As a Summer Associate you'll have the opportunity to choose your own assignments, experiencing as many or as few practice areas as you'd like. You'll work on real matters for real clients. You'll participate in team strategy meetings, go to court, assist at a closing. You'll get priceless on-the-job training, advice, and feedback from seasoned Partners and Associates, and take part in seminars aimed at transforming your law school knowledge into real world skills. And, as you might expect, there will be plenty of social outings to allow you to meet the firm's lawyers.

Challenging work, valuable training, and lots of fun. We hope you'll join us for Summer 2015!


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