Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that Steven Petrie has joined the firm as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Petrie will be responsible for the global leadership and strategic oversight of the firm’s business operations. His primary responsibilities will include designing, developing, and implementing the business operations strategy for the firm in alignment with Foley’s firmwide strategic plan. He will be based in Foley’s New York office.
Petrie brings nearly 20 years of strategy, finance, and broad operations experience in large law firm environments. He most recently served as Americas Chief Operating Officer at a Top 10 global law firm. Previous to that role, he served as Chief Strategy Officer at an AmLaw 100 firm.
“We are delighted to welcome Steve to Foley. His collaborative style and impressive business acumen make him an ideal addition to our executive team,” says Jay Rothman, Foley’s Chairman and CEO. “Steve has a proven track record of driving innovation, continuous improvement, and cooperation across large enterprises. He will be an integral part of developing and implementing key strategic initiatives to enhance the firm’s service delivery models and client offerings.”
“I’m excited to join Foley and be a part of a firm with such a talented group of people and rich history and culture of stewardship for its clients,” says Petrie. “I look forward to helping the firm continue to build its business and engagements across all sectors, practices, and industries.”
Petrie earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and a BA from Yale University.
Foley looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.