Alexis P. Robertson

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Alexis P. Robertson

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Alexis Robertson is the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Foley & Lardner LLP. She provides firm-wide strategic direction and oversight on all diversity and inclusion related matters. In addition to supervising the DEI team, she collaborates with firm leadership, talent development, and business development to address DEI-related concerns and execute the firm’s DEI Strategic Plan.  Alexis is also the host of Foley’s podcast, The Path & The Practice. Each episode, available on all major podcast platforms, features Alexis in conversation with a different Foley attorney, exploring their unique background, path to law school, and legal practice.

Alexis joined Foley from Baker McKenzie, where she was North America manager of Diversity & Inclusion. In this position, she managed the implementation of all diversity-related programing, initiatives, and client reporting in the North America region. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Alexis spent two years as a Legal Recruiting Director for The Partners Group where she focused on placing underrepresented attorneys with law firms and corporations.

Alexis earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and practiced with Kirkland & Ellis and Seyfarth Shaw following graduation. She earned her undergraduate degree from the American University in Washington, D.C.

23 February 2024 Foley Career Perspectives

Foley Black History Month Program: The Sum of Us with Heather McGhee

In celebration of Black History Month, Foley & Lardner hosted a firmwide virtual program on February 22 featuring Heather McGhee, an educator, public policy leader, and New York Times best-selling author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.
20 February 2024 Foley Career Perspectives

LCLD Programs Help Rising Firm Leaders Make Meaningful Connections

Foley is proud to be a longstanding member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Our partnership with LCLD highlights our core values and is a key aspect of our efforts to make strides on our own diversity, equity, and inclusion journey.
10 January 2024 In the News

Alexis Robertson Quoted on Legal Diversity Efforts

Foley & Lardner LLP Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Alexis Robertson is quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “Women, Minority Law Firm Gains Dampened by Litigation Threat.”
06 December 2023 The Path & The Practice

Podcast Episode 108: Rudhir Krishtel, CEO/Facilitator, Krishtel

This episode features special guest Rudhir Krishtel. In this conversation, Rudhir reflects on attending the University of Michigan for undergrad, earning his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and practicing for a decade at Fish & Richardson as a patent litigation partner, before working in-house for Apple.
28 August 2023 The Path & The Practice

Podcast Episode 107: Sheridan Organ, Summer Associate

This episode of The Path & The Practice features a conversation with Sheridan Organ a summer associate in Foley’s Boston office. Sheridan discusses growing up in Winnetka, Illinois, attending McGill University and Boston University School of Law.
28 August 2023 In the News

Alexis Robertson Discusses Challenges Firms Face in Finding, Keeping DEI Leaders

Foley & Lardner LLP Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Alexis Robertson is quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “DEI Chief Roles Hard to Fill Amid Wavering Commitments, Lawsuits.”