Foley Builds Elementary Schools In China After Earthquake

12 June 2008 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley Deepens Commitment to Chinese Community with Funds from Firm and its Employees.

Foley will contribute funds to build safe elementary schools in China after a 8.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the province of Sichuan on May 12, killing thousands of school children buried under non-earthquake-proof schools.

Foley and its employees have made a joint donation of more than 500,000 RMB to the Red Cross Society of China, which will administer the construction of earthquake-proof schools in Sichuan. The firm plans long-term support for the schools it is funding, including providing additional aid once the students return.

“Foley’s donation will help ensure that the tragedy suffered by so many school children can be avoided in the future,” said Foley CEO Ralf Boer at the opening of the firm’s Shanghai office on June 2. “This donation reflects what Foley people are all about: we care, we provide aid, comfort and financial support to those in need, and we support and give back to the communities in which we live and practice, including our newest community – Shanghai and Greater China.”

The firm has done considerable legal work with the Chinese government, including serving as the international legal counsel for the 2007 Special Olympic World Games Executive Committee (GEC) in Shanghai. Foley provided international intellectual property counseling to the committee for the Opening Ceremony, which was staged and broadcast worldwide. In addition to providing legal counsel, the firm demonstrated its belief in the underlying spirit of the games and its athletes by donating 1 million RMB to the Special Olympics.

Insights

Hatch Comments on DNC-Related Construction Projects in Milwaukee
14 June 2019
Milwaukee Business Journal
Bernard Quoted on Debt-Relief Settlement with ITT Tech Lender
14 June 2019
Wall Street Journal
Dodd and Daughter Profiled in Wisconsin Golf
13 June 2019
Wisconsin Golf
Brinckerhoff Comments on SCOTUS Ruling in Patent Case
11 June 2019
Intellectual Property Magazine
Review of 2020 Medicare Changes for Telehealth
11 December 2019
Member Call
2019 NDI Executive Exchange
14-15 November 2019
Chicago, IL
Association for Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting 2019
27-30 October 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Foley's Government Contracts Annual Update
16 October 2019
Liviona, MI