02 Mar Foley CEO: It's hip to be square
Boer says Milwaukee’s stable image an advantage for law firm
In the world of international law, it’s almost “sexy” to be from Wisconsin. It’s even a competitive advantage.
That might sound laughable if it wasn’t coming from Ralf-Reinhard Boer, chairman of Foley & Lardner LLP, the biggest law firm in Wisconsin and one of the biggest in the nation.
Foley’s Milwaukee roots trace back 167 years. Today, it has offices around the world in 20 cities.
Born in 1948 in postwar Berlin, Boer earned degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Madison. He helped internationalize Foley.