Faegre Drinker

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath (Faegre Drinker) launched global operations, effective Feb. 1, 2020. Faegre Drinker is the combination of Faegre Baker Daniels, an international law firm with deep roots in the Midwest, and Drinker Biddle & Reath, a full-service national law firm with storied East Coast origins.

Our priorities are knowing our clients’ business and providing the value they need so that we can be an integral part of their success. Clients choose us for our sophisticated, efficient approach to handling their most important business transactions, litigation and government affairs efforts.

Our 160-plus year history is marked by service to the public and the bar and innovating for our clients. Today, we combine a comprehensive range of traditional legal practices with significant national roles in class action defense, corporate and securities, government relations, health care, intellectual property, insurance, investment management, private equity, bankruptcy, energy, environmental, education and communications.

Because we believe the best learning comes from doing, our first-year associates spend four months in our nationally recognized development program. The training, led by our partners, emphasizes the need for associates to understand the business contexts related to client problems and teaches the skills needed to solve them effectively. Our clients don’t bear the cost, as we do not allow our associates to bill work during the program.

Recent Firm News & Legal Updates

Legal Update

The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management has expanded relief for registered investment company boards from the in-person voting requirements of certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 in light of the current and potential effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus.

WLG News

World Law Group recently elected a new board of directors at the Fall Semi-Annual Conference in Da Nang, September 21st. View the full press release.

Legal Update

SHRM, a leading professional human resources association, spoke with Drinker Biddle partners Gerald T. Hathaway and Stephanie Dodge Gournis on the August 8 Department of Labor (DOL) opinion letter permitting parents to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off to attend special education meetings—called individualized education program (IEP) meetings—for children with serious health conditions.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

Illinois - U.S.A.


Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

North America

United States 
California - U.S.A.,
Los Angeles San Francisco Silicon Valley
Connecticut - U.S.A., Hartford
Colorado - U.S.A.,
Boulder Denver
Delaware - U.S.A., Wilmington
District of Columbia - U.S.A., Washington
Iowa - U.S.A., Des Moines
Indiana - U.S.A.,
Fort Wayne Indianapolis
Minnesota - U.S.A., Minneapolis
New York - U.S.A.,
Albany New York City
New Jersey - U.S.A.,
Florham Park Princeton
Pennsylvania - U.S.A., Philadelphia
Texas - U.S.A., Dallas


England, London


Beijing Shanghai

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