Foley Legal Talent & Development 2021 Year in Review

08 April 2022 Foley Career Perspectives Blog
Author(s): Jen Cafferty Patton Anjali D. Desai Rebecca S. Bradley Amy B. Moynihan Alexis P. Robertson

2021 Legal Talent Development Year In Review CoverPeople are at the center of Foley & Lardner’s core values, and our success depends on our ability to attract, develop, and retain world-class talent. Our Legal Talent & Development team plays an integral role in fostering a culture of inclusion and professional satisfaction where people from diverse backgrounds deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Legal Talent & Development at Foley encompasses Legal Recruiting, Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion, and Attorney Coaching initiatives that work together to provide an integrated experience for our people – from meeting for the first interview to engaging them as alums.

As we enter 2022 empowered to be more strategic and data-driven, we’re pleased to share our 2021 Year in Review, which features stories about our:

  • Accelerated lateral recruiting efforts, including a large Northern California group and a new Salt Lake City office
  • Data-driven Foley Engage system to aid in associate work allocation
  • Firmwide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives backed by a new strategic plan
  • Skills-based Leadership Development Program for senior counsel

Through these and other initiatives, Foley recruits world-class talent; supports and develops our attorneys over the arc of their careers; achieves a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment; and enhances engagement, professional satisfaction, and well-being.

In the months ahead, we look forward to sharing more ways that the Legal Talent & Development team is working to advance Foley’s firmwide strategic plan – and to being together again.

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Author(s)

Rebecca S. Bradley

Director of Professional Development

Amy B. Moynihan

Director of Legal Recruiting

Alexis P. Robertson

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

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