Steven R. Petrie

Chief Operating Officer


Steven Petrie is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Foley & Lardner LLP. He is based in the firm’s New York office and is responsible for the global leadership and strategic oversight of the firm’s business operations. His primary responsibilities include designing, developing, and implementing the business operations strategy for the firm in alignment with Foley’s strategic plan.

With over 20 years of strategy, finance, and broad operations experience, Steve drives innovation and collaboration across the firm. He develops and implements key strategic initiatives to enhance the firm’s service delivery models and client offerings, and leads a highly functioning business team.

Steve 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.


  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (M.B.A.)
  • Yale University (B.A.)
    • Ethics Politics and Economics