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 Department of Labor issued revisions to its Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid leave rules on Friday. The updates, scheduled to go into effect September 16, respond directly to a New York federal court ruling that struck down portions of the original FFCRA rule issued in April.
Legal Update
The U.S. DOJ's Antitrust Division has revised its Merger Remedies Manual, revisiting select policies and revising its guidelines for remedying anticompetitive mergers. While the Manual generally follows the 2004 policy guidelines, merging companies should take note of certain key changes.
Awards & Accolades

Best Lawyers has named 182 Faegre Drinker attorneys to the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in America report, which recognizes the nation’s leading lawyers each year based on a national peer-review survey.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

Illinois - U.S.A.

Chicago

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

Europe

England, London

Asia-Pacific

China,
Beijing Shanghai

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