Foley Named to InformationWeek 500 for Third Consecutive Year

16 September 2008 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Law Firm Recognized for Use of Multimedia to Provide Added Value to Clients, Foster Internal Communication.

Foley announced today that it has been named to the 2008 InformationWeek 500 for its use of multimedia to provide added value to clients and foster internal communication. This is the firm’s third consecutive year on this prestigious list, the results of which were revealed yesterday at a gala awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, California.

“This award is yet another example of Foley’s commitment to industry-leading innovation,” said Ralf Boer, Foley Chairman and CEO. “We continue to invest heavily in innovative media which adds value to and enhances communications with our clients, including user-friendly multimedia content on our Web site and internal and external video communications.”

InformationWeek recognized Foley for its three-phased multimedia initiative, which includes incorporating video on the firm Web site with a focus on accessibility. This provides visitors with intuitive means for searching multimedia and standard Web content centered around attorneys’ insight on key issues in the current business environment. Additionally, armed with studies showing improved retention when information is presented verbally and visually as opposed to spoken-word alone, the firm installed video phones to enhance interactions among its geographically dispersed personnel. Foley also began the use of FLIP Video cameras, allowing attorneys and managers to give video updates in the place of lengthy emails.

“For 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. “Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year’s winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation. ”

InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing, now in its 20th year, and has tracked the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at

About Foley & Lardner LLP
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, Foley strives to provide high-caliber business and legal insight.

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