Foley Hoag LLP
VAULT RANKINGS 2013
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• “Great place to work”
• “Eclectic bunch”
• “Does ICJ [International Court of Justice] cases”
NEWS AND UPDATES
• “Quality of lawyers (as people and as attorneys)”
• “Positive professional growth environment”
• “Rewarding pro bono opportunities”
• “‘Penny wise’ policies on investing in technology”
• “Location is a little less convenient than other firms” [Boston]
• “Support staff/services could be better”
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
Hailing from the land of red socks and chowder, Foley Hoag has stayed close to its Boston roots. With only four locations—two in Massachusetts, one in DC and one in Paris—the firm is smaller than many other BigLaw counterparts. But Foley Hoag has made a name for itself with its strong practice and progressive history.
Foley Hoag began during the Second World War, when Henry Foley and Garrett Hoag set up shop in Boston 1943. As the firm progressed, so did its commitment to diversity.Become a Gold Member or Log in to read the entire Scoop
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Foley Hoag LLP HIGHLIGHTS
Foley Hoag has been a major presence in the Boston legal and business community since Henry Foley and Garrett Hoag set up shop in 1943. The firm quickly earned a progressive reputation: In 1979, Charles J. Beard II, a Foley Hoag business lawyer and a pioneer in the legal field of cable television regulation, became the first African-American to be named partner in a major Boston law firm.
Just one year later, The Foley Hoag Foundation was established in the aftermath of Boston’s school busing crisis, a period of profound racial tension. The foundation was the first—and remains the only— foundation to focus exclusively on the improvement of race relations in Boston; so far, it has awarded 495 grants totaling nearly $1.54 million. In addition, the Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag opened in 2006 to support the entrepreneur and venture capital communities with legal and business consulting services.