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

On January 20, the OFCCP released its 2023 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List, which notifies 500 supply and service establishments of upcoming audits. Federal contractors should immediately review the list because it serves as the only advance notification.

Legal Update

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing to increase the filing fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests. If adopted, employment-based petitions will see an increase in filing fees.

Legal Update
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Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

U.S.A. - Illinois


Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

North America

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


England, London


China, Shanghai

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Practice Groups
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Energy, Mining & CleanTech
Energy, Mining & CleanTech
International Tax & Private Wealth
International Tax & Private Wealth
Human Resources
Human Resources
Other Firm Members