An experienced crisis manager and communication strategist, Robert Foley offers advice and counsel to clients facing sensitive and high-profile business disputes and investigations.
Robert focuses his practice on commercial litigation, government enforcement, investigations, white collar criminal defense, and class actions. An outstanding legal researcher and writer, he has experience analyzing and organizing business and financial records for trial, drafting pleadings and motions, and handling other key aspects of trial preparation and case management. Intern and externship experiences in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. District Court have shaped his perspective on handling complex legal matters with a focus on risk management and clear communication.
As a senior advisor to the Cook County State’s Attorney prior to his legal career, Robert managed media coverage of high-profile cases and designed and guided a legislative strategy leading to successful outcomes on key initiatives, including a five-year extension of the state RICO law, bail and asset forfeiture reform, and new statutes for special prosecutors and the appointment of outside counsel.
Judicial Extern, Hon. Thomas M. Durkin, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2020)
EducationNorthwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2021, cum laude
Board Member and Communications & Technology Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
Bartlit Center National Trial Team
University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 2013
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association