Foley Partner Named to BTI Client Service All-Star Team

22 January 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Jay Rothman Honored for Client Service Skills by BTI Consulting Firm.

Foley announced today that Jay O. Rothman, a partner in the Business Law Department in the firm’s Milwaukee office, has been named to the 2007 BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms. In addition, Rothman was one of five attorneys recognized as a 2007 “Super All-Star” for being nominated by more than one client.

“Jay has always focused on developing strong client relationships. He truly deserves this recognition of his efforts to ensure that our clients receive the best service possible,” said Joseph B. Tyson Jr., chair of the firm’s Business Law Department. “Jay’s performance exemplifies the firm’s commitment to the best interests of our clients.”

The BTI Client Service All-Star Team honors individual attorneys whom corporate counsel identify as providing outstanding client service to Fortune 1000 clients. Attorneys are nominated for being highly responsive to the client’s individual goals; providing strategic legal advice in the context of client-specific issues; going above and beyond the call of duty to deliver results; and having an exceptional understanding of the client’s business.

To compile the list, the BTI Consulting Group surveyed more than 250 individual corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 companies on the quality of service they receive from their lawyers. The 2007 BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms lists the 113 individual attorneys from 93 law firms that corporate counsel believe provide the best service. Foley was also recently named to the BTI Client Service 30 list for the fifth consecutive year, and as a Market Trailblazer on the 2006 BTI Market Movers list, both of which recognize law firms for their exceptional client service.

Rothman is a partner in Foley’s Milwaukee office, where he is a member of the firm’s Management Committee as well as the chair of the firm's national Transactional & Securities Practice and a member of the Energy Industry Team. Rothman practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law, takeover defense, and general corporate and business law. He also regularly counsels publicly held companies regarding compliance matters under federal and state securities laws.

The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Mass.) is the leading provider of strategic market research to law firms and professional services firms. BTI conducts the only continuous benchmarking market study in the legal services industry based on more than 1,000 independent interviews with general counsel and key decision makers that hire law firms.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.

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