Patrick G. Quick



Patrick G. Quick is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Patrick practices corporate law, with an emphasis in securities law compliance, acquisitions, activism preparedness and takeover defense. He regularly counsels several public companies concerning compliance requirements and governance matters and has participated in securities offerings for numerous corporations. Patrick also has participated in many complex acquisition transactions representing both buying and selling parties in a variety of industries. He has been actively involved in the representation of clients doing advanced activism and takeover preparedness planning and has counseled clients who have been the subject of activism campaigns or received unsolicited takeover proposals or similar overtures. He is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice and Sports, Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Teams.


Patrick was named to The BTI Consulting Group’s coveted BTI Client Service All-Stars list for 2015 (as an MVP, 2004 - 2005, 2014, 2020). This elite group of standout attorneys is recognized as delivering the absolute best client service — identified solely through unprompted client feedback.

Patrick has been peer review rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings and is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005 – 2021). In addition, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Corporate Governance Law (2013 - present), Corporate Law (2007 - present), Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2007 - present) and Securities (Capital Markets) Law (2007 - present). Best Lawyers© recognized him as Milwaukee's "Lawyer of the Year" in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2015), Securities/Capital Markets Law (2016), Corporate Governance Law (2017 - 2018) and Corporate Law (2020). He was selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers lists (2007 – 2016) and was recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in mergers & acquisitions (2011 and 2015).

Affiliations and Community Engagement

Patrick is an officer and on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He is a member of the board of advisors of He served for many years on the board of directors of the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Fund and also has been involved in the United Way, the Children's Miracle Network Telethon for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Marquette University Business Administration Alumni Association.


Patrick graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984, where he served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Marquette University, where he studied accounting.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Patrick is admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar. His professional memberships include the Milwaukee Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin and American Bar Association.


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2019 NDI Executive Exchange
14-15 November 2019
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07 November 2017
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