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Meet William Danzinger!
Pronouns: He/Him/His
0L/1L and 2L job (!): McAndrews, Held, and Malloy

During his time there he has worked on a variety of experience within IP litigation, as well as some trademark and copyright work. William has even had the opportunity to attend a trial in Delaware where he was able to gain first hand litigation experience. William has also been able to help with opinion work detailing many of the new areas of patent law that are currently growing.

Interested? Apply here:

Three Adjectives that William’s friends would use to describe him

Kind, Intuitive, and Hard-working

William’s Go-To Karaoke Song

I Want it that Way by The Backstreet Boys (tell me why?)

William’s Favorite Ice Cream

“Well there are too many to choose from, but objectively speaking mint chocolate chip is one of my favorites.”


Fishing, skiing, and fantasy football

When you see William, say Hi!

Chattanooga Legal Diversity Consortium | 1L Clerkship

The Chattanooga Legal Diversity Consortium (CLDC) is a consortium of law firms, companies, and government agencies in the city of Chattanooga working collaboratively to increase diversity in the Chattanooga legal community. The program has attracted law students from over ten (10) law schools from around the nation to experience all that Chattanooga has to offer.



  • Baker Donelson
  • Chambliss Law
  • Holland & Knight (formerly Waller)
  • Husch Blackwell
  • Miller & Martin


  • Hamilton County
  • U.S. District Court
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • EPB
  • Unum

Since the program’s inception, over seven (7) offers for full-time positions have been extended.

To be eligible, candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Candidates must have the ability to bring a diverse perspective as a result of adaptability, resilience, and life experiences.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, transcript, and personal statement
addressing your eligibility criteria to


Are You Interested in a Career in Health Care Law?

As we look ahead to the upcoming 1L recruiting season, we wanted to share some up-to-date information to help you and your students get better acquainted with Foley and our one-of-a-kind Health Care Practice. Read on to learn about our supportive culture and what makes this a special place to build a satisfying career.

To stay connected and receive information about upcoming Foley events, summer associate opportunities, and exciting happenings around the firm, we invite students to fill out this brief survey 

Spotlight: Health Care

Our Health Care team is well versed in the complex and ever-changing challenges of the industry and primed to advise health care companies. A segment of our nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Sector, the team provides deep talent in several substantive law areas beyond traditional health care law, including labor and employment, real estate, tax-exempt bonds, antitrust, estate planning, and environmental law. Recent growth in the sector underscores the firm’s commitment to continuing to expand our capabilities in health care.

Foley is a preeminent law firm for telemedicine and digital health, health care providers and payors, academic medical centers, entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, laboratories, clinical research organizations, behavioral health and home health providers, and investors in the industry. We offer the full scope of legal services and provide turnkey solutions that bring to the table deep knowledge and experience in all facets of transactions, regulatory and compliance, data intelligence, intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity, and licensing and collaborating agreements. 

Learn More

Read: Career Opportunities in Health Care Law at Foley
Listen: Foley Summer Associate’s Experience Working With Health Care Team
Watch: Careers in Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals

Foley was named Law Firm of the Year in the category of Health Care Law in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” 

Foley was recognized on the
American Health Law Association 2023 Top Honors list.

Mayo–Foley Health Law Fellowship

Mayo Clinic and Foley, two top-ranked leaders in the health care industry, have partnered to create the Mayo–Foley Health Law Fellowship for current first-year law students interested in a career in health care law.

The fellowship combines two outstanding internships — one in the legal department of Mayo Clinic in the summer of 2024, and the other with Foley in the summer of 2025. But it does so with one important outcome in mind: the opportunity for you to become a new health care associate with Foley. Learn More and Apply

Hear From Our Most Recent Mayo–Foley Health Law Fellow

Cooley’s 2024 Patent Summer Program

As part of our continued effort to recruit, develop and retain the best and brightest lawyers, Cooley offers a patent summer program for entrepreneurial law school students who thrive at the intersection of discovery, creativity, business and law, allowing them to train as associates in our patent counseling & prosecution practice. With a global patent team of more than 100 lawyers and professionals, we provide patent counsel to 1,000+ companies worldwide – ranging from innovative startups to industry leaders. As our practice and team continue to grow, we are committed to investing in the development of new talent.

In our patent summer program, you will spend two full summers at Cooley working with sophisticated clients on their cutting-edge technologies, while being trained and mentored by our patent partners and associates. Summer associates will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of patent prosecution, as well as intellectual property due diligence and litigation support. Candidates will be eligible to receive a $20,000 bonus upon joining the firm as a full-time associate.

Requirements for the $20,000 bonus

  • Summer associates must spend 10 full weeks with Cooley following the completion of both their 1L and 2L years in law school.
  • Summer associates must receive and accept an offer of full-time employment and join the firm as a full-time, first-year associate or associate post-judicial clerkship.

Apply Now


We welcome applications from all law school students who:

  • Are enrolled full time in an American Bar Association-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2026 at the time of application.
  • Can participate in and complete Cooley’s 2024 summer program.
  • Are registered as a patent agent or eligible to sit for the US Patent and Trademark Office exam and otherwise meet the requirements for registration as a patent agent.
  • Are not an immediate family member of any partner or employee of Cooley LLP.

Selection criteria

We will select summer associates based on consideration of:

  • Undergraduate, graduate and law school academic achievement (advanced degrees are not required, but are strongly preferred)
  • Personal achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

Application process

Applicants should submit one complete and accurate online application that includes:

  • A current résumé
  • An undergraduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Graduate program transcripts (if applicable)
  • A law school transcript (after the receipt of first-term grades)

Please note that with the exception of the law school transcript, all the required information must be complete and attached before you can submit your application. Upon receipt of your first-term law school grades, please send a copy of your law school transcript to Laura Stanton, firmwide senior IP legal talent manager.

For 1L students in the 2023 – 2024 academic year, applications must be received by January 12, 2024. Selected applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to arrange personal interviews

2K Micro Grants | 2024 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program

The Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, established in 2004 to honor the legacy of Arthur Helton, invites law students and new professionals to apply for “micro-grants” of $2,000. Generously supported by the Planethood Foundation and ASIL members, these fellowships empower recipients to conduct fieldwork and research on crucial topics in international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2024
Awards Announcement: February 2024
Application Submission:

To facilitate the application process, interested candidates can find the eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and submission details in the attached documents or online: ASIL Helton Fellowship.

Hello From Foley & Lardner | IP

To stay connected and receive information about upcoming Foley events, summer associate opportunities, and exciting happenings around the firm, we invite students to fill out this brief survey  We look forward to staying in touch!

Spotlight: Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property (IP) team helps leading technology organizations do what they do best: innovate. Together, we provide inventors, brands, and high-tech companies alike with multidisciplinary, end-to-end IP legal solutions, including strategic counseling, enforcement, procurement, and transactional.

Our national, cross-disciplinary team of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, engineers, and other professionals combines the technical knowledge, hands-on business experience, and legal insight needed to help our clients manage, acquire, protect, and leverage the full value of their vital IP assets — including patents, design rights, trade secrets, trademarks and trade dress, and copyrights.

We have one of the leading and most sophisticated cross-technology Patent Counseling and Prosecution Practices globally, made up of a highly diverse team of attorneys, agents, and engineers whose advanced education and professional experience in key fields enables us to understand our clients’ innovations and business objectives inside and out while handling their sophisticated and complex needs across the full IP lifecycle.

Learn More About Our Intellectual Property Department and Practice Groups

Johnson Controls–Foley IP Law Fellowship

Two leaders in IP — Johnson Controls and Foley — have partnered to create the Johnson Controls–Foley IP Law Fellowship for law students interested in a career in IP law. The fellowship combines two outstanding internships — one in-house with Johnson Controls’ legal department and the other with Foley. Importantly, it does so with one exciting outcome in mind: the opportunity to become a new IP associate with Foley upon law school graduation. 

Hear From Our 2022/2023 Johnson Controls–Foley IP Law Fellow

Why Foley

At Foley, people are our greatest asset, and we recognize that our success as a firm depends on our ability to attract, develop, and retain high-quality attorneys.

We invest in our people over the arc of their careers by providing the opportunities and resources necessary to build experience, advance personal and professional goals, forge meaningful connections, and be the best version of themselves.

To learn more, visit Careers on and peruse our recruiting brochure and overview to get a better sense of life at Foley. Also, take a look at our 2022 Talent Year in Review to learn about some of our key initiatives last year.

Summering at Foley

Our Summer Associate Program is designed to introduce first- and second-year law students to a career in the legal industry and give them a sense of what life at Foley is like and what to expect as an associate here. Spending the summer with us means more than stacks of briefs and endless document review. It means exposure to cutting-edge legal issues and high-profile matters, connections and engagement, community service, professional development, camaraderie, leadership, and much more — all starting on day one.

We invite all 1L candidates who are interested in pursuing a career at Foley to submit an application now. You can also visit our Careers page to apply. All applicant materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting this month.

Hear From Our People

We encourage you to listen to our popular podcast, The Path & The Practice. Each episode highlights the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives our attorneys bring to the practice of law. Hear from two of our recent summer associates, Allison Zweng and Ivory Djahouri, and listen to some of our special recruiting-related episodes, including Episode 100: Recruiting Roundtable and Episode 56: All Things Summer Associate Recruiting. You can browse the complete The Path & The Practice episode playlist here.

Also, check out our blog, Foley Career Perspectives, which highlights these podcasts and other content showcasing our people, our culture, and various initiatives related to legal recruiting; professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; attorney coaching; pro bono; community involvement; and more. You can read how our 2023 summer associates got to know the firm and their peers in this Foley Career Perspectives post.

Our Platform

Foley is an Am Law 50 law firm consistently ranked among top-tier practices. With over 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, our market-leading platform includes Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Litigation.

Adding depth to our bench strength, we focus on four primary sectors: Energy, Health Care & Life Sciences, Innovative Technology, and Manufacturing. We’re taking the knowledge we have from our primary sectors and bringing it to our clients in a consultative manner. Our aim is to increasingly see things from their perspective and bring our legal skills to the forefront.

DEI at Foley

We endeavor to be a community where people can reach their full potential. For that reason, we’re relentlessly focused on creating a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic self regardless of ethnicity, background, belief, orientation, gender expression, or personal need. To achieve this, we’re weaving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into the very fabric of the firm and investing in and supporting all our talent. We strive for diversity not only in terms of our people but also in the unique ideas and perspectives each person brings to the firm. Learn More About Our DEI Efforts

One of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to fostering diverse legal talent is through our involvement with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Foley is proud to be an LCLD Member organization and to have been a 2022 Compass Award winner. First-year law students who receive and accept an offer from Foley have the opportunity to apply for the 1L LCLD Scholars Program where they will receive valuable professional experience and unique opportunities for career development and relationship building. We also offer a Diversity Fellowship Program for second-year law students. This opportunity for 2Ls who share our values and demonstrate a commitment to promoting DEI includes a $50,000 fellowship.

Stay Connected
Here are a few ways to keep up with Foley:

Connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Instagram to see what’s happening across the firm.

Subscribe to The Path & The Practice podcast and Foley Career Perspectives blog to receive notifications for new content.

Complete this brief survey to receive information about upcoming Foley events, summer associate opportunities, and more.

[Free Coffee] Let Us Help You Prepare | Winter Material Review

The Career Center wants to ensure you are prepared for post-finals applications. Upload your resume and/or cover letter (no matter how rough) by November 27, and you will be entered to win a Starbucks gift card to help fuel your studying. We will provide comments and edits by the end of exams. If you miss the November 27 deadline, you can still email your materials to, and we will send comments/edits back to you ASAP.

If you are looking for inspiration, check out our Cover Letter and Resume Guides.