About Us

Designed for clients

Overview

At Faegre Baker Daniels, clients come first. They drive us to boldly deliver trusted partnerships with experienced lawyers and consultants, peace of mind through time-tested expertise, and insights to help solve business and legal challenges. We courageously innovate to provide creative legal and consulting solutions and world-class service delivery and client experience.

FaegreBD is one of the 75 largest law firms headquartered in the U.S. Our locations span coast to coast, cover the heartland, and extend to the U.K. and China – with regional and national coordinating capabilities across hundreds of jurisdictions. We collaborate to achieve clients’ objectives — bringing together the best-matched expertise and resources from across our global platform. Our 750 legal and consulting professionals partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations, delivering full-service advice customized to each company’s business needs.

Our Core Values

Our core values guide us in all that we do:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Excellence
  • Hard work
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Mutual respect and firm mindedness
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Service to our communities

Our Global Reach

Our international reach extends far beyond our offices in China and the United Kingdom. As a founding member of Lex Mundi and its exclusive member firm in Indiana and Minnesota, and as the exclusive Illinois member firm of World Law Group, we have access to over 200 law firms and thousands of legal advisers in more than 100 countries.

A 2021 Midyear Update From Our Co-Chairs

We hope you are experiencing a healthy and safe 2021. We are encouraged by the progress made in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic across our communities, and by the careful resumption of activities and traditions that are such an important part of our lives.

At Faegre Drinker, we are incrementally reopening our offices in alignment with CDC, state and local guidance and continue to prioritize the health of our colleagues and guests. We are pleased to welcome colleagues and visitors back to 17 of our Faegre Drinker offices reopened in Phase 1 of our Return to Onsite Work Plan, and we have modified our health and safety guidelines for colleagues and guests who opt to provide proof of vaccination. We hope to connect in-person soon if you are visiting our reopened offices.

It has been a busy start to 2021 across our firm. We continue to be engaged in interesting and challenging work on behalf of our clients, whose businesses have evolved in so many ways over the last 15 months. We were pleased to promote 17 colleagues to the firm’s partnership and to welcome a class of 46 new associates in January of this year. We have also welcomed 17 lateral partners, nine lateral counsel and 21 lateral associates across our U.S. and London offices in the first half of the year, further strengthening our ability to serve clients.

We were pleased to be recognized across numerous practices by Chambers USA, earning individual rankings for 155 Faegre Drinker attorneys, state-level rankings for 53 practices and nationwide rankings for 14 practices — including Elite designations for our health care and product liability teams, and Highly Regarded recognitions for our mergers and acquisitions and government contracts practices. Faegre Drinker was included in the top 3% of law firms providing excellent client service as part of BTI’s Client Service A-Team 2021 report and was recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media). Like everything we do, these recognitions would not be possible without the support of our clients, and we are grateful for your continued trust.

Faegre Drinker also continued to hold important conversations around justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcomed Equal Justice Initiative Founder and Executive Director Bryan Stevenson in February and author and education leader Frank Wu in April for important conversations regarding racial equality and the path forward. We celebrated National Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May and are recognizing the contributions of our LGBTQ+ colleagues during Pride Month in June. Faegre Drinker observed Juneteenth as a holiday across our U.S. offices this year and encouraged colleagues to use this time to reflect on our ongoing and important work to combat racism in all its forms.

The events and work of this year build on the strong foundation established in 2020. Faegre Drinker’s 2020 Annual Report details some of the accomplishments achieved with clients and one another during our first year as a combined firm. We strive for excellence without arrogance and invite you to review our 2020 Annual Report to better understand the capabilities and culture of our combined firm.
 
As we reach the midpoint of 2021, we thank you for your continued support and hope to see many of you in the months ahead — whether virtually or in person. In the meantime, we wish you a pleasant summer.

Leadership

Board

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