Fox Rothschild LLP at a Glance


  • Entrepreneurial spirit”
  • Work/life balance”
  • General pleasantness of everyone who works here”


  • Below-market compensation”
  • Too much work and not enough help”
  • There can often be a ‘old boys club’ feel”

The Buzz

  • “Well-respected staple of Philadelphia law firms”
  • “Really good for litigation”
  • “Stodgy”
  • “Eat what you kill”

About Fox Rothschild LLP

With nearly 600 attorneys practicing across 19 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, real estate, creditors' rights, litigation and estates law fields. Fox Rothschild's client list includes private entities like Wells Fargo, Walmart and MLB.

Fox recently re-elected its firmwide managing partner Mark Silow and co-chairmen Philip Griffin and Abraham Reich to their fourth consecutive three-year terms. In their first nine years, the executive team has grown the firm from almost 300 lawyers in 10 offices to one with almost 600 attorneys in 19 offices across the country. That growth has included the following:

  • The firm absorbed a 50-lawyer labor and employment boutique in New Jersey in 2006 and broadened its West Coast horizons by merging with Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, adding offices in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • Fox strengthened its international reach in 2007 by merging with a Manhattan boutique that added high net-worth individual clients as well as Asian business connections.
  • Fox opened a Washington, DC office in 2010 with the addition of three attorneys. The following year, it moved to a new and larger office location to accommodate growth.
  • The firm entered the Denver market in 2012 and expanded that office's capabilities in 2013 with a merger with Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul, P.C.
  • Fox bolstered its presence in the San Francisco region in January 2014 through a merger with MBV Law LLP.

In an article in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Mark Silow noted that, "We continue to focus on midmarket clientele, and it's completely compatible with our growth strategy. When you look around the country, there really isn't another firm like ours. We're seeing more Fortune 1000 clients identify themselves as midmarket." When asked his priorities for his next term, Mark stated that he would like to increase the number of lawyers in every office from 25 to 30. "Right now we have five or six [out of 19] that have not achieved that. We also have a few practice areas that we would like to grow."

Chalk Boardwalk Empires

In addition to its more mainstream departments, Fox Rothschild has developed experience in niche practices, including entertainment, fashion and casino law.

Capitalizing on the brand-building revolution taking place in the entertainment industry, the firm's entertainment attorneys devise strategies for celebrities and businesses, including Tracey Edmonds, Thunderbird Films, Inc., NeNe Leakes and Angela Bassett, 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. In 2014, Fox joined in the festivities of the 56th annual Grammy Awards by hosting a pre-Grammy party. Darrell Miller, chair of the Entertainment Law Department at Fox, led a panel discussion on "The Legal and Business Issues Behind the Second Screen," featuring NeNe Leakes, who was joined by Benny Fine and Maria Pacheco. The firm hosted a rooftop party afterward at The London West Hollywood, drawing more than 300 entertainment professionals.

In the realm of fashion law, Fox attorneys represent manufacturers, importers, designers and retailers. The firm's attorneys stay on the cutting edge of the industry through ongoing involvement in trade associations, writing articles and speaking on legal issues affecting the industry. Fox's fashion law attorneys have run garment businesses and handled everything from hiring to supply chain, operations and imports, allowing them to gain an inside perspective of the industry and to offer strategic solutions for the legal challenges that can affect products, business operations and profitability. Staci Jennifer Riordan, chair of the firm's Fashion Law practice, was named executive director of Loyola Law School's new Fashion Law Project in 2014. Riordan was instrumental in developing the project, which is the first of its kind on the West Coast. A unique academic center dedicated to advancing the practice of fashion law, the program will feature innovative curricular offerings, practical-training opportunities and topical symposia.

On the gaming front, Fox Rothschild's casino department represented MGM Resorts International through the process of obtaining a license for a new proposed casino, with an estimated cost in excess of $800 million, to be located in Prince George's County, Maryland. The firm also represented MGM through the process of obtaining a finding of suitability for a proposed casino in Springfield, Massachusetts. MGM's anticipated project, if approved, is estimated to cost in excess of $800 million. Fox's gaming attorneys also served as regulatory counsel to the  Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils in a deal with partypoker to become the first major U.S.-based professional sports teams to sign an online gaming sponsorship deal. 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

Patrick Murphy, a partner in the firm, was named the host of "Taking the Hill," a one-hour monthly show on MSNBC dedicated to veterans and the issues they face navigating their postwar lives. The show airs live from 30 Rockefeller Center on the fourth Sunday of each month. Guests so far this year have included Montel Williams, Martin Sheen and Marie Tillman. Murphy was the first Iraq veteran elected to Congress and is a member of the West Point Board of Visitors. He is the author of the bill repealing the Defense Department's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and helped lead passage of the 21st Century GI Bill as well as the passage of the largest increase in veterans' benefits in the history of the nation. He also helped to deliver the National Veterans Cemetery to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, for 350,000 veterans in Southeastern Pennsylvania. 

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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
  • Managing Partner: Mark Silow
  • Firm Co-Chairs: Phillip E. Griffin and Abraham C. Reich
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 550

  • Employment Contact
    Natalie Quinn
    Associate Recruitment Manager
    Phone: (215) 299-2000
    Fax: (215) 299-2105
    Jordan Roznowski
    Partner Recruitment Manager
    Phone: (215) 299-2000
    Fax: (215) 299-2105

  • Base Salary
    Atlantic City and Las Vegas
    1st year: $115,000
    Summer associate: $2,211/week
    Pittsburgh and Denver
    1st year: $110,000
    Summer associate: $2,115/week
    Washington, DC
    1st year: $135,000
    Summer associate: $2,596/week
    All Other Offices
    1st year: $125,000
    Summer associate:  $2,403/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    10 out of 11 (2013)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Enforcement
    Attorneys and Law Firms
    Directors’ & Officers’ Liability & Corporate Governance Disputes
    Disaster Recovery Consultation
    Eminent Domain/Condemnation
    Employee Benefits & Compensation Planning
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Entertainment Law
    Family Law
    Fashion Law
    Federal Government Contracts & Procurement
    Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
    Financial Services Industry
    Franchising, Licensing & Distribution
    Government Relations
    Health Care Reform
    Health Law
    Intellectual Property
    Labor & Employment
    Life Sciences
    Marcellus Shale
    Media, Defamation & Privacy Law
    Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
    Privacy and Data Security
    Public Companies
    Public Finance
    Public Utilities
    Real Estate
    Real Estate Tax Appeals
    Securities Industry
    Taxation & Wealth Planning
    Tech & Venture Finance
    Title Insurance
    White Collar Compliance & Defense
    Zoning & Land Use

Major Office Locations

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