Foley & Lardner LLP


Manufacturing is moving forward at an astonishing speed. Manufacturing and technology are converging, resulting in highly innovative systems with ever-shifting business partners, process improvements, cutting-edge technologies, and customer-mined preference data close at hand.

Many of Foley’s clients are at the forefront of the manufacturing industry, and we want to be right there with them, delivering innovative thought leadership to help them achieve their evolving strategic goals. New opportunities in manufacturing bring new challenges: talent and resource shortages, changing patterns of demand, newly enhanced manufacturing technologies and an array of process improvements, global supply chains and the effects of collaboration, regulatory compliance, and access to new sources of capital, to name only a few. We understand these challenges and can meet the emerging demand for legal services and skills not traditionally utilized by mainstream manufacturing companies.

Foley has been a trusted advisor to leading U.S. manufacturers for more than
170 years — it is an industry we are proud to know well.

Foley’s Manufacturing Industry Team takes a holistic approach to the evolving industry, focusing on emerging 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.

The Manufacturing Industry Team includes attorneys and business advisors spanning all practices and industry teams in the firm, taking a comprehensive approach to the industry. Through our blogs, social media platforms, events, roundtable discussions, and partnerships with industry associations such as the National Association of Manufacturing and the Manufacturing Leadership Council, academia, government, and other consulting firms, we are providing forward-thinking legal and business insight relevant to innovative manufacturers.

Foley has been a trusted advisor to leading U.S. manufacturers for more than 170 years — it is an industry we are proud to know well. Our team remains at the forefront of this highly dynamic industry, working shoulder to shoulder with our manufacturing clients to help them achieve their strategic business goals.