Chairman and CEO, Foley & Lardner LLP

Jay Rothman joined Foley & Lardner in 1986 and became Chairman in 2011. In 2017, he received a Top Workplace Leadership award for the firm’s work to engage employees, including an evaluation overhaul and new leadership training. Diversity initiatives at Foley include a working parent network, affinity groups, and diverse mentors for summer associates. These efforts are led by a Chief Diversity Partner, a Diversity Council, and a diversity department. Foley has consistently been recognized as a top firm for LGBTQ inclusion and working mothers. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Jay created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Jay's pledge here

Joined LCLD 2018 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2021: Olivia Singelmann; 2020: Von Bryant; 2019: Shiva Sandill; 2018: Steve Cade 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2021: Jason Wu; 2020: Alexander Lodge; 2019: John Atallah, Ana Romes; 2018: Jaclyn Piltch, Torrey Young

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Maddison Craig Alice Qin Miguel Beltran Evan Bondoc Austin Falcon; 2020: Taryn Trusty, Allison Zweng, Candace Walther, Douglass Lightfoot, Gabriella Riek, Theodore Okechukwu; 2019: Benjameen Quarless, Justine Anderson, Victoria Kelley

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020

Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2018)

Member: Jay Rothman

Diversity Contact: Alexis Robertson

Communications: Jill Chanen