Laterals

The legal profession is all about meeting challenges and finding solutions. We’re looking for experienced professionals who share our passion for delivering innovative, business-focused solutions, the highest level of client service, and who thrive in our team-oriented culture.

What We Do

Interested in elevating your career? Learn more about the range of talent at Foley and how our attorneys and professionals leverage their passion and experience to make a difference for our clients.

Our clients face a wide array of challenges. Foley attorneys work to provide collaborative, tailored solutions in all of our practice groups and industry teams.

Anne B. Sekel is a partner and litigation lawyer in Foley's New York office.

Who We Are

Our success depends on your growth and development.


Foley's values come through in the work we do to serve both our clients and our people.

As part of the Foley team, you’ll be given the resources you need to help you build on your experience and advance your personal and professional goals.

Jay O. Rothman is a partner, business lawyer, and the chairman and CEO of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Dig deeper into who we are.

Foley’s success depends on attracting and retaining people with diverse perspectives — not only because it means we can provide creative, innovative solutions to our clients, but also because it encourages a workplace where differences are appreciated and respected. We are fully committed to fostering diversity of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion, and we support the advancement of our diverse attorneys by integrating them fully into all aspects of professional opportunities and development.

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Attorneys in our Milwaukee and Tampa offices worked tirelessly to bring the Wills for Heroes program — which provides first responders and their spouses or domestic partners with a simple will and other basic estate planning documents at no charge — to their communities, leading the teams that obtained initial support and sponsorship of the program and developing, implementing, and leading ongoing local programs.

Our Washington, D.C. office partnered with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and other law firms to provide pro bono legal representation for injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and we continue to assist veterans throughout the nation in many ways.

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We know that mentoring and training are critical to your success as an attorney and our success as a firm. We are fully committed to developing and maintaining mentoring and training programs that help you acclimate to Foley, build your core skill set, and position you to compete effectively in a rapidly changing legal marketplace

Training - Foley is committed to developing and maintaining first-rate professional development programs that will permit you to compete effectively in rapidly changing world markets for legal services. Your professional development is a progression encompassing substantive legal knowledge, hands-on training, CLE, mentoring, evaluation/feedback, and career planning. Programs may be offered on a firm-wide basis or by department and/or practice.

Mentoring - When we hire experienced professionals like you, we’re hiring our future leaders. We want you to have a fulfilling legal career at Foley, which means providing you with the resources you need to meet your professional goals and achieve success. That’s why every associate, senior counsel, patent agent, and technical specialist is provided a mentor. In addition to building a trusting and meaningful relationship with you, your mentor will support your professional development by:

  • Helping you transition from your previous firm and adjust to Foley’s culture
  • Providing appropriate work assignments that further develop your core skill set
  • Keeping the lines of communication open and frank as a way of strengthening your working relationships and bolstering job satisfaction
  • Discussing your career goals, expectations, and progress outside the formal review process to ensure you stay on track and your individual needs are being met
  • Encouraging you to take advantage of firm training and other resources

Because of the way our practices are organized and client matters are staffed, you also will have the opportunity to learn from others across the firm who share your professional focus. 

Whether at an office, practice, or department level, we regularly receive accolades from industry experts and — most important — from our clients for our client service, innovation, legal skills, and our commitment to diversity and pro bono.

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Working at Foley

Ready to learn more about joining Foley?

Explore current openings and read through our FAQs about the process of joining the firm.

FAQs

 
Q. How do I submit an application?

A. We post all our open positions on our Career Center. For information on career opportunities and the direct submission process, please visit the Career Center.

Q. What materials should I include with my application?

A. You should submit the online application form and upload a resume and law school transcript. If you are applying for a position in our IP Department, we ask that you also upload a transcript from your undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies.

Q. May I apply to more than one Foley office?

A. You may apply to any Foley office in which you have an interest.
Q. What can I expect after I submit an application?

A. You will receive an email from us confirming receipt of your application. You also will receive an email inviting you to provide self-identification information. Foley & Lardner LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with all applicable federal laws and their implementing regulations that require the collection and recording of certain data and information. The information we receive will not be used to make any decision regarding employment and will be kept separate from your application. Similarly, self-identification information is kept confidential and used only in accordance with applicable federal laws and regulations.
Q. What should I expect the day of my in-office interview?

A. You should expect to meet with a mix of partners and associates from practice areas that interest you. Your visit should provide you with an opportunity to learn more about Foley and for us to get to know you. If you are traveling, the firm has a dedicated travel agent that is available to assist you with your reservations. You will receive your schedule and details about getting to the office in advance of your interview date.

Q. Does Foley reimburse travel expenses for in-office interviews?

A. Foley reimburses travel expenses incurred by lateral candidates when they are traveling for in-office interviews. We offer direct billing when possible. Lateral candidates submit travel expenses to the lateral recruiting manager.
Q. What is the process following my in-office interview?

A. For lateral candidates, the lateral hiring team will review your candidacy. Our goal is to move the process along quickly and provide feedback to you shortly after your interview date. If you have questions about the status of your candidacy, please contact the lateral recruiting manager.