Foley Continues Firm Growth with San Diego Office Relocation and Redesign

09 March 2020 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that its San Diego office has moved to Del Mar Gateway at 11988 El Camino Real, Suite 400, a building where the firm will have greater visibility, including building-top signage and access to additional amenities. The move included an office redesign with an emphasis on encouraging employee and client collaboration and integrating technology features. 

The Foley San Diego office offers clients top-notch regional experience and access to the firm’s global resources. This location stands out from the firm’s other offices in metropolitan areas across the United States, as it is positioned on the peripheries of the city for greater access to clients. The new location is easily accessible from highway I-5, allowing Foley to serve Southern California’s dynamic technology clients in a more convenient location. 

“This move comes at a pivotal time for our firm, as our needs, and those of our clients, are different than they were ten years ago. We needed to adapt to how our lawyers, staff and clients work, and wanted to place a greater emphasis on collaboration through function and technology,” said Paul Hunter, managing partner for the San Diego office. “We are excited that our beautiful new space will allow us to remain close to our clients as we continue to provide exceptional service. And, our new 10-year lease provides options for growth, which is already on the horizon.”

International architecture firm Gensler spearheaded the design of Foley’s new San Diego office into a modern and inspiring space. It contains more offices for lawyers and staff, as well as ergonomic features, designs influenced by the California coastline and integrated technology. Modular desks and conference rooms sit alongside glass walls and a coastal color palette with oranges, tans, golds and blues. A shining feature of the space is a ceiling installation that uses sound-absorbing material to replicate ocean waves. In addition, touch screen displays are integrated into all meeting rooms and common spaces have TVs for news monitoring and work. The office is also conducting business electronically by digitizing all records. 

Foley’s San Diego office has its sights on growth. The office anticipates hiring lawyers to bolster its practice areas in the intellectual property, technology, and biotechnology and medical device sectors. In addition, nearly every member of the 2019 summer associate class in San Diego accepted invitations to return to the firm this year.

The move of Foley’s San Diego office demonstrates the firm’s continued growth in California and nationally. In Southern California, Foley has hired nearly 20 lawyers over the past three years, including the additions of Jaikaran Singh, a partner in the Consumer Law, Finance & Class Action Practice in San Diego, and Stephen Smerek, a partner in the Intellectual Property Department and IP Litigation Practice in Los Angeles.