Foley Recognized as Top Technology Innovator

19 September 2011 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that the firm once again ranked in the top 200 of this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Foley has been recognized on this prestigious list.  

“The firm was selected primarily based on our recently developed technology allowance program,” said Douglas D. Caddell, Foley’s chief information officer. “The program aims to further enhance attorneys’ ability to deliver customized client service by enabling them to purchase their preferred computing and mobile devices for business purposes. We are excited to again be recognized by InformationWeek for our ongoing commitment to developing innovative technology that allows us to evolve at the fast pace of clients’ changing needs.”

Since implementing the program, the firm has realized enhanced user satisfaction, more timely adaptation to technology advancements and a significant cost savings over the former equipment acquisition model. The program has also allowed Foley’s IT department to redirect support budget and hardware investments toward more core services, reducing the firm’s overall service costs.

The Foley technology allowance program is just one of the technology-based solutions Foley offers to enhance client service. Another solution is Foley’s budget management tool, a web-based technology that provides attorneys and clients with real-time data regarding actual fees incurred against budget, enabling its attorneys to manage work for clients efficiently and provide predictable pricing.

“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”

InformationWeekidentifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as 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 www.informationweek.com/iw500/

About Foley & Lardner LLP
With approximately 900 attorneys in 21 offices, Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. In a recent survey* of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel, Foley received a top 10 ranking out of more than 500 firms for our strong client focus, breadth of service, innovation, and value for the dollar. In addition, Foley was a Top 10 firm on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2010 “Best Law Firms” list, based on the total number of first-tier metropolitan rankings, and CIO magazine recognized Foley for technological innovation that enhances business value by naming the firm to its prestigious CIO-100 list.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com/)
The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government, and Healthcare resources. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

*The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts)