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At a Glance

Uppers

“Fox is a friendly environment, and the partners go out of their way to make you feel welcome and give you substantive work.”

“Lean teams, and ability to be involved in cases.”

Downers

“Compensation isn't market, and sometimes there isn't enough work to go around (though the partners don't make that the associates' responsibility).”

“The lagging associate compensation makes it less incentivizing than it should be, and the firm is at times too focused on financials over other factors like associate well-being.”

About Fox Rothschild

With nearly 1,000 attorneys practicing across 29 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.

Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love

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, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, and Oklahoma City. 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.

Niche

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 on 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, litigator 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 nearly 90 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 healthcare carriers and various vendors to pursue its mission of educating, inspiring, engaging, and incentivizing attorneys and staff to maintain balance and adopt healthy lifestyles.

News & Awards

NOTABLE CASES
  • Secured victory in a first-of-its-kind suit brought by plaintiffs seeking to hold pharmaceutical distribution companies liable for harms caused by their relatives’ opioid abuse under the Georgia Drug Dealer Liability Act.  
  • Represented Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill (songwriters of Whitney Houston songs such as “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and “How Will I Know,” and more) in the sale of their publishing catalog to Primary Wave. 
  • Secured precedent-setting appellate victory in New Jersey that limits the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) in the construction industry. 
  • Represented Mötley Crüe in the sale of the band’s master recording catalog to BMG.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • Silver Status for Law Firm Sustainability, 2022—Law Firm Sustainability Network 
  • Associate Satisfaction A-Listers Report, 2022—BTI Consulting Group 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework Law Firms List, 2022—Bloomberg Law
  • Litigation Leaders: Commercial Litigation; Litigation Standouts: Employment Litigation; and Litigation Standouts: Product Liability Litigation, 2023 Litigation Outlook Report—BTI Consulting Group
  • Ranked Attorneys and Practices, 2023—Chambers USA & Chambers Global
Fox Rothschild

2000 Market Street
20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222
Phone: (215) 299-2000

Firm Stats

Chair of the Firm: Mark L. Silow
Firmwide Managing Partner: Todd A. Rodriguez
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
1K - 1.5K
No. of Partners Named 2023:
24
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,850 hours

Base Salary

Boston, New York; Washington, DC
1st year: $195,000
Summer Associate: $3,750/week
Los Angeles; San Francisco
1st year: $190,000
Summer Associate: $3,653.85/week
Atlanta; Chicago; Minneapolis; Morristown; Philadelphia; Princeton; Seattle; Wilmington
1st year: $180,000
Summer Associate: $3,461.54/week
Atlantic City; Bucks County; Chester County; Dallas; Denver; Miami; Montgomery County; Pittsburgh; West Palm Beach
1st year: $170,000
Summer Associate: $3,269.23/week
Charlotte; Greensboro; Greenville; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Raleigh
1st year: $160,000
Summer Associate: $3,076.92/week Oklahoma City
1st year: $140,000
Summer Associate: $2,692.31/week

Employment Contact

Natalie Quinn, Director of Associate Recruitment
Jordan Roznowski, Director of Partner Recruitment
recruitment@foxrothschild.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 29

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Atlantic City, NJ
Blue Bell, PA
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Exton, PA
Greensboro, NC
Greenville, SC
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Morristown, NJ
New York, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Princeton, NJ
Raleigh, NC
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Warrington, PA
Washington, DC
West Palm Beach, FL
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments

Appellate
Cannabis Law
Construction
Corporate
Education Law
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Employee Benefits & Compensation
Energy & Natural Resources
Entertainment & Sports Law
Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
Family Law
Federal Government Contracts & Procurement
Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Franchising & Distribution
Gaming
Health Law
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Medical Technology
Privacy & Data Security
Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Taxation & Wealth Planning
White Collar Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.