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About Fox Rothschild LLP
With nearly 950 attorneys practicing across 27 offices coast to coast and 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 in the U.S.
Fox Rothschild was founded in Philadelphia in 1907. Over the last decade, the firm has expanded to several new regions through mergers and lateral moves across the country, opening offices in Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, and elsewhere. In 2018, the firm welcomed 130 attorneys in six offices throughout the Southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) through a merger with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP—the largest combination to date in firm history. 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 Angela Bassett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Bishop T.D. Jakes) and Fortune 500 companies like Wells Fargo, Walmart, Merck & Co., and Xerox.
Chalk Boardwalk Empires
Fox Rothschild is 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. In addition to its more mainstream departments, Fox Rothschild has developed experience in niche practices, including entertainment, sports, and the highly regulated field of cannabis law.
Capitalizing on the brand-building revolution taking place in the entertainment and sports industry, the firm’s entertainment and sports attorneys devise strategies for celebrities, athletes, and businesses to develop and capitalize their brands. Fox attorneys have also been associated with numerous well-known and award-winning television programs, motion pictures, and music releases. In the sports realm, Litigation Co-Chair John Haggerty has served as trusted counsel to the tennis champion Maria Sharapova for the past decade.
Fox Rothschild is leading the pack with its multidisciplinary cannabis practice. The practice consists of more than 50 professionals across legal disciplines who have long-standing experience in helping clients in this highly regulated industry. Its team counsels growers, distributors, processors, investors, and suppliers of ancillary products and services. The group 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 the industry regularly faces. The firm has also penned a number of helpful guides, including the Cannabis Industry State Tax Guide, Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana, and the National Survey on Marijuana Laws and Regulations.
Feeling Fit & Well
Fox takes a holistic approach to the promotion of employee well-being by offering tools and programs that encourage physical, psychological, and financial health through its wellness program, Fox Fit & Well program. According to the firm, since launching the program in 2009, the firm has worked with its health care carriers and various vendors to pursue its mission of educating, inspiring, engaging, and incentivizing attorneys and staff to maintain balance and adopt healthy lifestyles.
As developments surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic continue to shift, Fox’s recruitment strategies have adapted to fit the needs of both lateral attorney candidates and law school students. We have utilized our technological capabilities with great success, including conducting all lateral candidate interviews on a virtual basis. The onboarding process has shifted to a virtual basis as well, with all new hires undergoing a remote orientation during the course of the pandemic.
We have proceeded with our 2020 Summer Program on a virtual basis. Our summer class consists of 36 law students participating in our program from their homes across the country. We have also continued to participate in various law school virtual events.
The safety and well-being of our attorneys, staff, and potential hires is our top priority. We will continue to update our recruitment strategy and processes as the guidelines surrounding the pandemic continue to evolve.
News & Awards
Solidifying its commitment to support the work of science-based entrepreneurs, Fox is a sponsor of Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs—a state-of-the-art facility that is part of a national network of premium co-working research facilities designed to foster innovation by providing access to essential resources startups need to develop and grow game-changing ideas.
In a move that cemented the firm’s commitment to fostering strategic and innovative solutions that drive efficiencies in client service delivery, Fox promoted Catherine Monte to Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer (CKIO). In this newly created senior management role, Monte, who served as Chief Knowledge Officer for 18 years, will lead the firm in developing innovative programs and solutions, creating efficiencies through practice and business process re-engineering, and helping to enhance the delivery and value of client services and the client experience.
The firm received a perfect score on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Fox’s efforts resulted in a designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
In in its largest combination in firm history, Fox merged with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in November 2018, adding 130 attorneys and signaling Fox’s first foray into the Southeast. The addition of six offices in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina propelled the firm to 27 locations and added stronger resources in manufacturing, clean energy, transportation and logistics, as well as a sports law practice that supplements Fox’s existing entertainment practice.
- Served as regulatory and local real estate counsel to MGM Resorts International in $850M purchase of Empire City Casino, a racetrack and video lottery facility in Yonkers.
- Worked with a coalition of attorneys on behalf of Disability Law Colorado to mediate and reach a Consent Decree with the Colorado Department of Human Services that will ensure sweeping reforms to address widespread delays in the court system for providing competency evaluations to pretrial detainees.
- Advised Quantum Global Technologies LLC, a leading provider of ultra-high purity outsourced parts cleaning, in its $342M sale to Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.
- Named six times as a “Best Law Firm for Women” by Working Mother
- Earned a perfect score on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) For LGBTQ workplace equality
- 77 Fox attorneys are ranked in 2019 Chambers USA Guide
- Named a Healthiest Employer for 2019 in New York, Pennsylvania and South Florida (Healthiest Employers)
- Named three times to the Honor Roll of “Most Feared Law Firms in Litigation” (BTI Consulting Group)
2000 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 299-2000
Chair of the Firm: Mark L. Silow
Firmwide Managing Partner: Mark L. Morris
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
750 - 1K
Atlanta; Miami; Pittsburgh; West Palm Beach
1st year: $135,000
Summer associate: $2,596.15/week Atlantic City; Dallas
1st year: $130,000
Summer associate: $2,500/week Bucks County; Chester County; Denver; Minneapolis; Montgomery County
1st year: $140,000
Summer associate: $2,692.31/week Charlotte; Greensboro; Raleigh
1st year: $125,000
Summer associate: $2,403.85/week Chicago; Morristown; Princeton; Wilmington
1st year: $150,000
Summer associate: $2,884.62/week Greenville; Las Vegas
1st year: $115,000
Summer associate: $2,211.54/week Los Angeles; San Francisco
1st year: $170,000
Summer associate: $3,269.23/week New York; Washington, DC
1st year: $175,000
Summer associate: $3,365.38/week Philadelphia; Seattle
1st year: $160,000
Summer associate: $3,076.92/week
No. of Summer Associates:
34 total (26 2ls; 8 1Ls) (2019)
Natalie Quinn, Director of Associate Recruitment
Jordan Roznowski, Director of Partner Recruitment
Atlantic City, NJ
Blue Bell, PA
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA (HQ)
San Francisco, CA
West Palm Beach, FL
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Employee Benefits & Compensation
Entertainment & Sports Law
Federal Government Contracts & Procurement
Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Franchising, Licensing & Distribution
Labor & Employment
Privacy & Data Security
Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Taxation & Wealth Planning
White Collar Compliance & Defense
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.