3 Star Rating

6 Reviews
Foley & Lardner LLP
Main Office: 777 East Wisconsin Avenue | Milwaukee | WI | 53202-5306
Phone: 414-271-2400 | Fax: 414-297-4900

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Foley & Lardner LLP Reviews view all

Reviewed on January 04, 2021

Lawyers are supposed to help their clients to cheat, lie and steal. Everybody knows that. Man up, people!

Promotes overpaid and underqualified Partners, usually.

I tried to help overturn a presidential election, but they were not as supportive of me as I expected.

Hot interns and free espresso.

Former Employee

2021

Full time

Reviewed on May 13, 2019
Legal Assistant Tampa,FL

You all are doing a great job. I've heard some things that I know are obvious lies, but that's expected. Everyone can't be privy to everything.

There are so many great people working here. They are willing to share knowledge and help each other. The office tries to keep staff mingling and involved by frequent appreciation events. There is also a great benefits package.

You have to pay for your own parking. The firm has paid spots available in the building, but they are reserved for attorneys. Although most people agree the pay is good, let them make you an offer. This is not necessarily unique to this company, though. If you unknowingly low-ball yourself, they will accept it.

I have not personally encountered anyone who should be avoided. From summer associates to the MP, everyone has been approachable and friendly.

The firm has great benefits, interesting activities to encouraging mingling among all employees, and sociable people. There's a lot of work to be done during the day, but there's always someone to exchange a few minutes of friendly conversation.

Current Employee

Full time

1-2 years

Overview

Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives, and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.


Practice Areas

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

Hiring Criteria

Foley & Lardner LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Foley offers opportunities to every law professional to develop, advance, and excel in his/her respective career. The firm encourages teamwork, community involvement, and work-life balance.

The firm is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It looks for students who can think 'outside the box' and are eager to confront new challenges and responsibilities. The hiring process is not formula-driven, and a legal career here is more than a stack of briefs and endless contracts.

Foley also recruits through placement and job fairs. The firm visited 32 law schools in 2011 for campus recruitments, while it participated in 10 job fairs during the year.

Pro bono

Foley encourages associates to do pro bono work. A maximum of 100 pro bono hours will be counted towards billable and bonus requirements. In 2010, on average, a notable 100 % of associates performed 106 hours of pro bono work each. The firm has increased its focus on pro bono efforts towards immigration and asylum law as well as civil and children's rights.

Arts & artists, post-conviction representation, attention to the needs of children and individual rights are some of the other pro bono areas of work for the firm.

In less than four years, Foley increased its total annual pro bono hours by 192 percent and more than doubled the number of attorneys performing pro bono work.

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Foley & Lardner LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Foley regularly receives accolades from industry experts and from its clients for legal services, client-focused technology, and client service.

Recognized for excellence by Chambers USA regionally in 25 practice areas (in 2012).

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named Foley's Milwaukee office as one of the "Top Workplaces" in Southeastern Wisconsin for the third consecutive year in 2012.

According to The American Lawyer, Foley ranked 39th on The American Lawyer's 2011 AmLaw 100 rankings of U.S. law firms.

In 2009, The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, MA) published a study that recognized Foley as the best law firm in the country in client service.

Diversity Write a review

At Foley & Lardner, diversity is both a moral imperative and a competitive advantage. The firm embraces diversity within its workforce and promotes equal opportunities for all of its attorneys and staff.

The dedication towards diversity is reflected in the firm's Statement of Core values, "the inclusion of our diverse attorneys and staff and to [support] the success of all our people."

The firm seeks to recruit, retain, and promote individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability.

The firm is committed to hire at least 20% minority associates in each associate and summer associate class.

Summer associate program

Summer associates in Foley & Lardner's eight-week summer program work on an average of 15 assignments that they choose through an online database of available assignments. Summer associates get US$ 2500 per week as summer compensation. Training is provided through 'Foley Academy,' while the firm offers a large variety of pro bono opportunities to its summer associates.

Working for the Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley has a free-market system where associates are responsible for getting their own work. Senior counsel and associates have to record a minimum of 1850 billable hours and a minimum of 150 investment time hours during the firm's billable year.

Foley offers a full spectrum of weekly in-house and external training programs, as well as a formal mentoring program.

Associates look for the opportunity to do cutting-edge work while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. While some aspects such as opaque compensation system, more committees and procedures than the federal government and an identity crisis for the firm play as a drag, there are positives such as Midwestern work ethic and friendliness, access to national-level work, even in regional offices and reasonable hours make it attractive to work at Foley.

The firm has one partnership track, averaging eight to ten years to eligibility.

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