Fox Rothschild LLP


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 Offices

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 MLB.

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 education.

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 Capitol Hill.

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Fox Rothschild LLP

2000 Market St.
20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 299-2000
Fax: (215) 299-2150


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Firm Co-Chairs: Phillip E. Griffin and Abraham C. Reich
  • Total No. Attorneys 2013: 550

  • Employment Contact

    Sarah Apelquist
    Director of Professional Recruitment
    Phone: (215) 299-2000
    Fax: (215) 299-2150

  • Base Salary

    BASE SALARY (2012)

    Atlantic City and Las Vegas
    1st year: $115,000
    Summer associate: $2211/week

    1st year: $110,000
    Summer associate: $2115/week

    Washington, DC
    1st year: $135,000
    Summer associate: $2596/week

    All Other Offices
    1st year: $125,000
    Summer associate: $2403/week

  • Summer Associate Offers

    12 out of 14 (2011)

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Condemnation/Eminent Domain
    Corporate Securities
    Employee Benefits & Compensation Planning
    Energy & Public Utilities
    Entertainment & Sports
    Family Law
    Fashion Law
    Financial Restructuring
    Franchising, Licensing & Distribution
    Government Contracts & Procurements
    Government Relations
    Health Law
    Intellectual Property
    Labor & Employment
    Life Sciences
    Marcellus Shale
    Media, Defamation & Privacy Law
    Personal Injury
    Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
    Public Finance
    Real Estate
    Securities Industry
    Tax Appeals
    Taxation & Wealth Planning
    Tech & Venture Finance
    Title Insurance
    White Collar Compliance & Defense

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Stamford, CT
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Washington, DC
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Roseland, NJ
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Warrington, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Exton, PA
  • Blue Bell, PA
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