Fox Rothschild LLP at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Work-life balance”
  • “Mentorship by partners”
  • “Opportunity to develop clients”

Downers

  • “Philly-centric”
  • “Diversity”
  • “Raises and non-monetary benefits”

About Fox Rothschild LLP

With more than 800 attorneys practicing across 22 offices coast to coast serving clients in various industries, Fox Rothschild doesn't put all of its eggs in one basket. And as the firm continues to grow, it is building an impressive client list along the way.

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 player in the business, corporate and securities, entertainment, labor and employment, employee benefits, real estate, creditors' rights, litigation, and estates law fields. Fox Rothschild's client list includes closely held businesses, small public companies, and tax-exempt organizations as well as high-net-worth individuals and celebrities (including Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, rapper/actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and producer/author TD Jakes), and Fortune 500 companies like Wells Fargo, Walmart, Merck & Co., and Xerox.

Over the last several years, Fox Rothschild has expanded into several new regions. Marking its first foray into the Pacific Northwest, Fox Rothschild merged with Seattle-based Riddell Williams in May 2017. The move significantly expanded Fox's geographic reach and added 39 attorneys to Fox's bench. The merger expanded Fox's depth in several key national practice areas: corporate, employment, environmental, financial services and creditors' rights, litigation and real estate.

In January 2016, the firm merged with the Minneapolis-based Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly. Through this-the firm's most significant merger to date-Fox Rothschild gained 82 attorneys and boosted its attorney headcount to more than 700 attorneys at the time. In April 2015, the firm entered the Windy City market in an expansion that marked its first foray into the Midwest. The initial group of attorneys who opened the Chicago office brought with them a well-respected regulated cannabis practice to the firm. They currently represent four of the 20 licensed growers in Illinois and have experience assisting growers and dispensaries with regulatory compliance and general business matters. And in October 2014, Fox Rothschild entered the Lone Star State, adding 18 lawyers through a merger with Dallas-based David & Goodman P.C.

Chalk Boardwalk Empires

In addition to its more mainstream departments, Fox Rothschild has developed experience in niche practices, including entertainment, sports and most recently, the highly regulated field of cannabis law.

Capitalizing on the brand-building revolution taking place in the entertainment industry, the firm's entertainment attorneys devise strategies for celebrities and businesses to develop and capitalize their brands using a variety of delivery platforms and digital media outlets. Fox attorneys have also been associated with numerous well-known and award-winning television programs, motion pictures, and music releases. The firm has hosted annual star-studded events in Los Angeles to coincide with the Grammy and Emmy awards, and attorneys such as Entertainment Law Department Chair Darrell Miller and Partners Lori Landew and Jody Simon continue to earn industry accolades from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety magazine for their representation of industry clients.

In the sports realm, it was a Fox Rothschild attorney-Litigation Department Co-Chair John Haggerty-to whom five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova turned for legal assistance. John has served as trusted counsel to the famous athlete for the past decade and guided her through her recent legal troubles with the International Tennis Foundation, which imposed a two-year suspension for an unintentional doping violation. Through John's representation, Sharapova received a substantially reduced penalty from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and recently returned to the women's tennis tour.

Everybody Must Get Stoned

To put it bluntly, Fox's multidisciplinary Cannabis Law Practice, is blazing a trail to help clients from getting wasted in this growing industry. The practice consists of more than 35 professionals across legal disciplines throughout the firm who have long-standing experience fixing legal challenges and helping clients to deal in this highly regulated industry, allowing them to have piece of mind. Their good good team counsels growers, distributors, processors, investors, and others, including suppliers of ancillary products and services. Giving businesses in the legalized cannabis industry what they were jonesing for, the group recently published a National Survey on Marijuana Laws and Regulations to provide the a quick hit guide to the relevant laws and statutes governing marijuana cultivation, sales, distribution and use in the US. It also launched a blog called In the Weeds to help keep cannabis entrepreneurs well-informed on banking, real estate, financing, corporate entity formation and governance, taxation, and creditors' rights issues that are coming down the pipeline.

IN THE NEWS

June 2017
Ready, Set, Win!

In a landmark decision, Fox Rothschild achieved a major legal victory for taxi drivers in Philadelphia. A federal judge ruled that a civil rights suit filed by traditional medallion taxi businesses may proceed with claims they suffered economic harm due to the government's refusal to regulate Uber and Lyft, the smart phone-based transportation network companies (TNCs). Fox partner Brett A. Berman, who represented lead plaintiff Checker Cab in the matter, noted: "This is a landmark decision and a huge win for taxi medallion owners and operators who watched the value of their medallions plummet from about $550,000 to well below $100,000 as the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) did absolutely nothing to regulate Uber and Lyft while continuing to subject taxi drivers and operators to extremely strict regulations.".

Location, Location, Location

A team of Fox attorneys was lauded for its instrumental role in a prominent New Jersey commercial real estate project:  the $102 million purchase of the landmark Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. North American Headquarters and Research and Development Campus. Fox represented Prism Capital Partners in the purchase, shepherded complex negotiations and secured a long-term anchor tenant. The State Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, named the acquisition and redevelopment its 2017 Mixed Use Deal of the Year, marking the second consecutive year Fox has played an integral role in one of the organization's Deals of the Year.

May 2017
Won & Done

The firm recently earned a number of prestigious industry accolades. Fox was named "2017 Litigation Department of the Year" by both The Legal Intelligencer and the New Jersey Law Journal. BTI, a respected research provider for the legal industry, featured Fox in its honor roll in the 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team report and the Law Firms Best at Cybersecurity report. Fox's Justice Virginia Long received the Lifetime Achievement award from the New Jersey Law Journal for constant excellence throughout her career. The Legal Intelligencer also recognized Mark Silow and John Haggerty as Distinguished Leaders for their respective work in the legal profession.

Taking the Lead

Fox Rothschild welcomed a diverse range of leadership changes this year. The firm appointed three women - Eileen Oakes Muskett, Janet MacLeod and Stephanie Resnick-as new office managing partners in Atlantic City, New York, and Philadelphia-a first for each location. After overseeing 12 years of prosperous firm growth, Mark Silow transitioned from firmwide managing partner to chair of the firm, while Mark Morris, an experienced real estate attorney in Philadelphia, ascended to the role of firmwide managing partner. The firm also elevated 17 attorneys to partner throughout its national network of offices.

Summertime and the Giving is Easy

Building on a tradition of giving back to the community, Fox Rothschild launched FoxCares, a nationwide series of charity drives that will benefit a different cause every month in the summer of 2017. This year, the firm will benefit Feeding America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Pets for Vets. During each monthly drive, attorneys and staff have the opportunity to donate items and raise funds and awareness for each organization, reflecting community engagement as a core value of the firm.

April 2017
Practice Makes Perfect

Fox Rothschild recently expanded its list of service offerings. The firm launched a cannabis law practice to help clients face the rapidly expanding industry of legalized marijuana. A diverse clientele, including growers, distributors, processors, investors and others, now turns to Fox for practical advice on tax, real estate, intellectual property and employment law related to marijuana. Fox also established a Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) practice. This multidisciplinary team of attorneys assists with matters related to REITs, including capital markets, securities, real estate, tax, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, environmental law, intellectual property, executive compensation and litigation.

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Fox Rothschild LLP

2000 Market Street
20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 299-2000

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chair of the Firm: Mark L. Silow
  • Firmwide Managing Partner: Mark L. Morris
  • Total No. Attorneys 2017: 815

  • Base Salary

    Denver; Las Vegas
    1st year: $115,000
    Summer Associate: $2,211/week

    Atlantic City; Dallas; Minneapolis; Pittsburgh
    1st year: $125,000
    Summer Associate: $2,403/week

    Blue Bell; Exton; Warrington; West Palm Beach; Miami
    1st year: $135,000
    Summer Associate: $2,596/week

    Philadelphia; Princeton; Roseland; Seattle; Morristown; Wilmington
    1st year: $150,000
    Summer Associate: $2,885/week

    SF; DC; NY; LA
    1st year: $160,000
    Summer Associate: $3,077/week


  • Summer Associate Offers
    18 out of 22 (2Ls) (2016)

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Administrative Law & Government Relations • Alternative Dispute Resolution  • Animal Law • Antitrust  • Appellate Practice • Architecture, Engineering & Design Professional Firms • Automotive • Aviation • Bankruptcy Litigation • Business Succession Planning • Cannabis Law • China • Construction • Corporate • Directors’ & Officers’ Liability & Corporate Governance  • Drone Law • E-Discovery • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Services • Education • Emerging Companies & Venture Capital • Eminent Domain/Condemnation • Employee Benefits & Compensation • Energy & Natural Resources • Entertainment  • Environmental • Family Law • Fashion Law • Federal Government Contracts & Procurement • Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy • Financial Services Industry • Franchising, Licensing & Distribution • Gaming • Government Relations • Health Law • Hospitality • Immigration • Insurance • Intellectual Property • International • Israel • Labor & Employment • Law Firms & Attorneys • Life Sciences • Litigation • Marcellus Shale • Media, Defamation & Privacy Law • Medical Technology • Mergers & Acquisitions • Nonprofit Organizations • Pharma & Biotech • Privacy & Data Security • Public Companies • Public Finance • Real Estate • Real Estate Tax Appeals • REITs • Retail Industry • Securities Industry • Sports Industry • Taxation & Wealth Planning • Technology • Title Insurance • Valuation Law • White Collar Compliance & Defense • Zoning & Land Use

Major Office Locations

  • Philadelphia, PA (HQ) • Atlantic City, NJ • Blue Bell, PA • Chicago, IL • Dallas, TX • Denver, CO • Exton, PA • Las Vegas, NV • Los Angeles, CA • Miami, FL • Minneapolis, MN • Morristown, NJ • New York, NY • Pittsburgh, PA • Princeton, NJ • San Francisco, CA • Seattle, WA ·Stamford, CT • Warrington, PA • Washington, DC • West Palm Beach, FL • Wilmington, DE