Podcast Episode 25: Christopher Ward, Partner

08 December 2020 Foley Career Perspectives Blog
Author(s): Alexis P. Robertson Christopher Ward

This episode of The Path & The Practice features a conversation with Christopher Ward. Chris is a partner in Foley’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices focused on labor and employment matters. Chris reflects on growing up in Valencia, CA, his path to Northwestern University for college and the University of Illinois for law school. He discusses how he developed an expertise in California labor & employment law as well as his path to partnership. Chris also discusses his role in crafting one of Foley & Lardner’s well-being program, Foley Best Self. He shares his own personal struggles and discusses why it’s so important for attorneys to learn that it’s okay to ask for help when navigating hard things. Finally, Chris shares some fantastic advice on the importance of professional boundaries and thinking differently. Listen to the full discussion below.  

Christopher's Profile: 

  • Title:  Partner
  • Practice Area:  Labor & Employment
  • Foley Office:  Chicago & Los Angeles
  • Hometown:  Valencia, California
  • College:  Northwestern University 
  • Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law


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