San Francisco

Located in one of the cultural capitals of the world, Foley’s San Francisco office offers a variety of practice areas as diverse and unique as our clients, enabling us to serve traditional blue chip companies, innovative emerging companies, and everything in between. We combine the best of both worlds — a mix of exceptional local legal talent and powerful national resources to provide your business with the full range of legal services you need to succeed in today’s changing economic environment.

Our San Francisco attorneys practice on a national scale in the areas of business law, IP, regulatory, litigation, and tax and individual planning. We also provide legal services in several dynamic and high-growth industries, including health care, insurance, financial services, semiconductor, telecommunications, and manufacturing. We are particularly strong in the following areas:

Business Law: Positioned in a thriving center of the new global economy, our San Francisco Business Law attorneys serve national and local clients in areas such as securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, business counseling, finance, renewable energy transactions, and real estate. 

Health Care: Our San Francisco office supports one of the strongest health law practices on the West Coast. In particular, our Health Care attorneys — members of the firm's Health Care Industry Team, which is consistently ranked a top health care practice by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers — focus on provider operations, health care business counseling, payments and compliance, and health technology.

Litigation: In those situations where a business solution is not readily achievable, Foley trial attorneys provide practical legal advice that will help you assess and manage risk. In San Francisco, we focus on construction disputes, business reorganizations and creditor rights, insurance, IP and trade secret claims, labor and employment matters, unfair competition claims, government investigation and enforcement, and white collar defense. Our attorneys are known for their experience, judgment, business acumen, and courtroom skills, and have an excellent track record in developing winning legal theories and litigation strategies, responding to pretrial motions, trying cases, and arguing appeals.

Manufacturing: As our clients move into the future of manufacturing, our San Francisco attorneys 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.

  • Two San Francisco attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016
  • In 2015, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked our San Francisco attorneys for excellence in health care, IT and outsourcing, life sciences, renewables and alternative energy, and white collar crime and government investigations litigation, and two attorneys received individual local recognition
  • Our San Francisco office received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the area of criminal defense: white-collar
  • One San Francisco attorney was recognized in The Legal 500 guide for the United States in 2013 
  • Three San Francisco attorneys were named to the 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars® lists, published by Law & Politics magazine

Our San Francisco attorneys and staff strive to make a meaningful difference in their community by supporting or partnering with charitable organizations, including the San Francisco Food Bank, American Cancer Society, Family Giving Tree, World Savvy, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and Lawyers for One America.