Riley W. Sexton



Riley W. Sexton is a law graduate associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. Riley is based in the firm’s Milwaukee office where he is a member of the firm’s Finance Practice and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team.

Prior to Foley, Riley was a legal intern for the honorable Richard W. Goldberg with the United States Court of International Trade, where Riley conducted research, prepared memoranda, drafted supporting materials for the administrative review of antidumping duties, researched and analyzed cases involving disputes over United States Customs and Border Protection tariff classifications subject to the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule, researched sentencing guidelines, and prepared for sentencing following trial in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Riley was a clinic law student practitioner with the University of Iowa College of Law Legal Clinic and worked directly with clients on immigration matters, conducted research, represented clients in court, led team meetings regarding cases, and achieved guardianship of a minor in Iowa District Court, relating to Special Immigrant Juvenile Application.

Riley was also a volunteer communications officer in Honduras and spent time managing all official external communication for a home of 350 at risk youth and 100 staff members, improved the internal wiki system and intranet used by international fundraising organizations and conducted long form interviews with local community members, staff, and children.

Additionally, Riley was a staff assistant for a local law firm as well as a legislative intern for the United States Senate, Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar.



  • The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA (J.D., 2021)
    • Recipient, Faculty Award for Academic Excellence (Constitutional Law I), Merit Tuition Scholarship
    • Student writer, The Journal of Corporation Law
    • Executive board member, Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association
    • Treasurer, American Constitutional Society
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (B.A., 2016)
    • Majors: Economics, History and Latin American Caribbean & Iberian Studies
    • Davis-Gerstein Research Fellow, UW-Madison History Department
  • Study Abroad, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina


  • Spanish


  • Wisconsin