Los Angeles

Foley’s Los Angeles office combines exceptional local talent with the deep resources of a national firm to meet your specific needs. With in-depth knowledge of our clients' industries, attorneys in our Los Angeles office provide comprehensive legal advice, counsel, and representation on your most sophisticated and complicated business and legal issues.

Our Los Angeles attorneys serve clients ranging from traditional blue chip companies to new and innovative emerging companies. We have experience in a wide array of industries, including technology (online services, computers, and software), electronics, health care, finance, manufacturing, franchise, and sports as well as the retail and fashion sectors. Our attorneys also have many years of experience representing counties and local government entities.

Foley's Los Angeles attorneys have exceptional experience in the following areas:

Corporate Law: Our LA attorneys provide seasoned legal counsel on your most complicated business issues. Supported by a solid international network of colleagues, our Business Law attorneys understand, interpret, and deal with the industry trends that concern your business — including globalization, e-commerce, instantaneous worldwide communications, and changing customer expectations.

Litigation: Foley has one of the largest and most comprehensive litigation departments in the United States. Our attorneys represent and counsel corporations in nearly every industry, and they provide complete state and federal trial and appellate representation, arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution services (ADR). We also counsel and represent clients in administrative adjudications and in regulatory investigations and hearings.

Government Enforcement/White Collar Defense: We represent and defend corporations and individuals in government enforcement proceedings, criminal investigations and trials, false claims investigations and trials, and other types of internal investigations. Our experienced team of attorneys in Los Angeles includes former federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office and, as needed, they can call upon other seasoned counsel across the country, including a cadre of former federal prosecutors, who regularly conduct internal investigations for corporations and assist corporations in the evaluation and design of compliance and internal controls procedures and policies. Our Los Angeles team focuses on issues and allegations pertaining to health care, securities, accounting, foreign bribery (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), false claims submitted to the government, tax, and antitrust.

Manufacturing: As our manufacturing and distribution clients move into the future, we are working shoulder to shoulder with them to focus on advanced manufacturing issues such as continuous process improvement; customer-focused innovation; human capital acquisition, development, and retention; enterprise-wide supply and distribution chain management and collaboration; sustainability; global engagement; reshoring; facilities siting, reconfiguration, and management; foreign direct investment; strategic acquisitions and divestitures; government and public affairs; next-generation technologies; and Big Data, as well as traditional areas such as corporate, labor, tax, and IP. We take a holistic approach to the industry, working closely with colleagues from all practices, industry teams, and offices across the firm to deliver comprehensive solutions that help you achieve your business goals.

Intellectual Property: Our IP practice delivers an innovative life cycle of IP services to obtain, protect, and add value to your IP assets. We also provide product clearance opinions, conduct licensing programs, and handle the IP due diligence for corporate transactions. And if you must litigate to enforce or defend your IP rights, you can call upon our experienced IP trial attorneys, who have handled hundreds of patent and IP litigation matters.

Health Care: Foley has a long-standing and nationally recognized health care practice, principally representing institutional, governmental, and individual providers of medical care. In the Los Angeles office, we have extensive experience in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud, and abuse as well as health care compliance matters, health care transactions and joint ventures, provider operational issues, and HIPAA privacy and security issues. We are actively involved in developing hospital/physician alignment strategies, and are closely monitoring health care reform and its implications for providers.

  • Nine Los Angeles attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016
  • In 2015, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked our Los Angeles attorneys for excellence in health care, IT and outsourcing, life sciences, renewables and alternative energy, and white collar crime and government investigations litigation, and five attorneys received individual national or local recognition
  • Six Los Angeles attorneys were recognized in The Legal 500 guide for the United States in 2014 
  • Los Angeles received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the area of health care 
  • Nine Los Angeles attorneys were named to the 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers® list, published by Law & Politics magazine
  • One L.A. attorney was named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star by The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, MA
Foley also is committed to the Southern California community. Our Los Angeles attorneys actively provide pro bono legal services and participate in civic activities, and our office is deeply involved in charitable and corporate initiatives and sponsorships throughout Southern California. Recent involvement includes the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Holocaust Survivors Justice Network, Lawyers for Literacy, L.A. Works Day, Verbum Dei High School's Corporate Work Study Program, and providing free legal services for adoption cases to the Alliance for Children's Rights. Our attorneys also participate in the walk to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Foothill Family Service's Adopt-A-Family Program.