With more than 550 attorneys, 19 offices nationwide, and dozens
of practices serving plenty of industries, Fox Rothschild doesn't
put all its eggs in one basket. The firm complemented a century of
experience with a recent ambitious growth spurt, building an
impressive client list in the process.
Sly Like a Fox-Who Wants to Open a Lot of
Founded in 1907, Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild has grown to
be a well-established midsized player in the business, corporate
and securities, labor and employment, real estate, creditors'
rights, litigation and estates law fields. Fox Rothschild's client
list includes private entities like Wells Fargo, Walmart and
Approaching its centenarian milestone, Fox Rothschild embarked
on an early twenty-first century growth boom. In 2006, the firm
absorbed a 50-lawyer labor and employment boutique in New Jersey
and broadened its West Coast horizons by merging with Grotta,
Glassman & Hoffman, adding offices in Las Vegas, Los Angeles
and San Francisco. The following year, the firm strengthened its
international reach by merging with Manhattan boutique Young,
Moriwaki & Greenfader, adding high net-worth individual clients
as well as Asian business connections. In 2009, the firm
established its 15th office through the acquirement of a
nine-lawyer boutique in Stamford, Connecticut.
Chalk Boardwalk Empires
In addition to its more mainstream departments, Fox Rothschild
has developed specialty expertise in education law and casino law.
In education, one of the firm's partners helped develop the "bonus
pay for teachers" contract for a school district in suburban
Philadelphia, a pioneering effort to reward teachers whose students
score well on standardized exams. Fox Rothschild attorneys have
also negotiated charter school agreements, investigated student
loan programs and served as bond counsel for institutions of higher
On the gaming front, Fox Rothschild's casino department oversaw
the construction of the billion-dollar Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
in Atlantic City. The firm's attorneys have also helped obtain
casino and liquor licenses for big names in the restaurant industry
like Wolfgang Puck, Hard Rock Cafe and PF Chang's China Bistro.
Ties to the Public Arena
Several former Fox Rothschild partners are now in prominent
public service positions, including federal judgeships, city
council positions and a seat on the Democratic National Committee.
Former Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy, who gained national
attention during his time in office for his active support for
repealing the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, joined Fox
Rothschild's litigation practice as a partner after his time on