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Jax Daily Record Monday, Apr. 9, 201805:40 AM EST

Foley & Lardner joins forces with Gardere Wynne Sewell

Combined law firm has nearly 1,200 attorneys in 24 offices.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

The Foley & Lardner law firm, based in Milwaukee and with an office in Jacksonville, has joined forces with the Texas-based law firm Gardere Wynne Sewell.

The arrangement creates a firm with 1,170 attorneys in 24 offices and combined revenue of $830 million.

“The effect in the Jacksonville office is that we will be better able to serve our clients who also have Texas operations,” said Kevin Hyde, Foley partner in Jacksonville.

The combined firm will be called Foley Gardere in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Denver and Foley Gardere Arena in Mexico City. All other offices will operate as Foley & Lardner LLP.

Foley will expand geographically in service areas including corporate, intellectual property, government relations, financial restructing and litigation.

The firm’s energy practice also will expand in oil, gas and renewables as well as infrastructure and project finance.

Foley now has a presence in Texas, Colorado and Mexico City, while Gardere has entered markets in the Midwest, East and West Coasts and Florida, as well as Belgium and Tokyo.

The firms combined have 480 corporate attorneys, 385 litigators, 190 attorneys who practice primarily in intellectual property and 144 whose practice is focused on energy.

“In short, Foley and Gardere are better together,” said Foley Chairman and CEO Jay Rothman in a news release.

“As the demand for legal services evolves, so must the legal providers,” he said.

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