Foley & Lardner LLP and Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP announced in The Texas Lawbook the successful combination of the two firms, effective April 1, 2018.
The combined firm has nearly 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices in the United States, Mexico, Asia and Europe. More specifically, Foley will now have a presence in Texas (Austin, Dallas and Houston), Denver and Mexico City—a gateway into Latin America to the benefit of clients and attorneys in transactional and cross-border matters. Similarly, Gardere clients and attorneys will benefit from Foley’s strong presence in the Midwest, the East and West Coasts and Florida, as well as Belgium and Tokyo.
“In short, Foley and Gardere are better together,” said Jay Rothman, firm Chairman & CEO. “As the demand for legal services evolves, so must the legal providers. With that top of mind, the most important reason for this combination is the enhanced capacity it provides our attorneys to better serve our clients. We expect a seamless transition, in part because the core values of both firms overlap in significant ways, but also because Foley and Gardere have a long relationship by way of referrals, and so our clients will be able to consolidate their legal providers and tap a deeper bench of talent and expanded capabilities.”