In 1943 Henry Foley and Garrett Hoag sought to establish a different kind of law firm. They were determined to hire the very best lawyers based entirely on individual merit, a departure from the exclusionary practices common in that era. Today, more than 250 Foley Hoag partners, associates and counsel practice law at the highest level in business transactions and litigation matters throughout the United States and around the world. Foley Hoag lawyers are innovative, energetic and entrepreneurial, and we seek new lawyers who possess these same traits. We hire lawyers who have excelled academically, who are motivated and intellectually curious, and whose intelligence, character and creativity will inspire the confidence of clients and colleagues. We want lawyers who take initiative, who strive for and achieve excellence, and who are motivated by a desire to make a difference -- not only in their profession, but in their community as well.