Foley CEO and partner Jay Rothman was quoted in the Texas Lawyer
story, “After a Year, Leaders of Merged Texas Firms Reflect on Combinations
,” about the success of the combination between Foley & Lardner and Gardere Wynne Sewell. The combination, now a year old, helped propel Foley into the Am Law 50 and was a major factor behind the firm’s nearly 22% growth in revenue. While Rothman estimated that the firm spent upwards of $8 million on integration, the cost was well worth the outcome. “We were delighted in the growth this year, particularly with all of the expenses associated with the consolidation and, frankly, the effort,” Rothman said.