The world runs on well-functioning supply chains, and we are here to help you protect and improve this essential part of your business. Streamlining the supply chain management process, ensuring regulatory compliance, and guarding against interruption have become more challenging than ever. At the same time, supply chain technology has advanced, improving continuity, efficiency and traceability. Risks are on the rise, and so are opportunities. Foley’s Supply Chain team is a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers who take a holistic approach to addressing supply chain issues in an increasingly volatile world. We are committed to developing legal strategies tailored to the requirements of your industry and the needs of your company.
Challenges remain, but innovation and new technologies are improving the operation and management of supply chains. We are with you every step of the way to help find creative solutions to ensure efficiency, traceability and continuity, so your business can thrive now and far into the future.
|Foley & Lardner LLP is the National Association of Manufacturers' go-to firm for Supply Chain|
We understand that contracting is a key part of your business, and our attorneys have experience across the private and government sectors advising on contract drafting and negotiations, including the preparation of state-of-the-art form document suites to streamline your entire contracting process. We also facilitate productive negotiations with vendors and customers.
Our attorneys have worked with world-class manufacturers across industries to improve their indirect procurement processes and outcomes. We use best practice models for indirect procurement RFPs and contracts applicable to consulting, IT implementation services and software licensing, outsourcing, data analytics and other services. Our models cover both legal and business elements of these transactions and allow your team to focus on your company’s unique needs. Because we are not building from the ground up, the time and cost savings are significant and outcomes are enhanced.
At every point, we bring the integrated approach you need, immersing ourselves in your business and your bedrock intellectual property. Foley attorneys deliver legal and business solutions to prosecute patents, manage patent portfolios, develop monetization strategies, and define joint development IP rights.
We advise on distribution and franchise matters, working with you to analyze the issues that arise when bringing in new dealers, distributors or franchisees. At the end of the dealer relationship, we navigate the dealer termination landmines found in state statutes across the country, and provide robust representation when a termination or dispute goes awry.
We bring our business-oriented counsel to antitrust matters, advising on antitrust compliance in the supply chain, and helping you navigate interactions with competitors, joint ventures, and acquisitions.
Effective government contracting relies on a deep knowledge of state and federal regulatory requirements and compliance obligations. We assist companies in complying with their government contracts by taking a practical approach to developing flow down terms and conditions, policies, procedures, checklists and training programs.
Our contract compliance counsel spans environmental and social matters, from U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency requirements, to child labor laws, conflict minerals reporting, and the sustainability commitment of vendors.
With a team of litigators well-versed in supply chain issues, we are fierce advocates in court and before regulatory agencies. In breach of contract claims we champion our clients’ positions in state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals, with particular sensitivity to the additional risks inherent in supply chain disputes involving customers and suppliers. We also defend against product liability claims and consumer class action litigation relating to warnings, defects, or unfair competition.
We bring our regulatory and business acumen to our clients operating across borders, helping multinational companies contend with the aggressive application of U.S. economic sanctions, export control, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for suppliers, particularly in high-risk environments like China, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.