Foley Partners Named to BTI Client Service All-Star Team

20 December 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Garmer, Rothman Honored for Client Service Skills by BTI Consulting Firm.

Foley announced today that Benjamin F. Garmer III and Jay O. Rothman, attorneys in the firm’s Business Law Department, have been named to the 2008 BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms. This is the second consecutive year that Rothman has been recognized.

“Ben and Jay have always made it a priority to develop strong relationships with their clients, with the goal of providing the best legal service possible,” said Nancy J. Sennett, office managing partner of the firm’s Milwaukee office. “Their recognition as BTI Client Service All-Stars reflects our firm’s commitment to serving 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 2008 BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms lists the 148 individual attorneys from 113 law firms that corporate counsel believe provide the best service. Foley Madison partner Bradley D. Jackson was also recognized this year.

Garmer is a member of Foley’s Transactional & Securities Practice and Energy Industry Team. His practice focuses on acquisitions and financings for public and private companies and takeover defense. He has represented national and regional underwriters in financings and other matters.

Rothman 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 continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 22 offices and more than 50 practices, count on Foley for high-caliber business and legal insight.

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