Eileen R. Ridley

Eileen R. Ridley is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Ridley has extensive experience in litigating, arbitrating and trying complex commercial matters for a variety of industries including the high-tech, oil and gas, telecommunications, construction, insurance and health care industries. She is the firm’s Chief Diversity Partner, a role in which she is a catalyst for and leader in carrying out the firm’s commitment to diversity. Ms. Ridley serves on the firm's national Management Committee and is vice chair of the Litigation Department. She is co-chair of the Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice and is former managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. Ms. Ridley is a member of the Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation; Construction; Appellate; Intellectual Property Litigation; Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Trademark, Copyright & Advertising; Labor & Employment; and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices, as well as the Insurance & Reinsurance Industry and Food & Beverage Industry Teams. Ms. Ridley is the former co-chair of the Litigation Department training program.

Ms. Ridley’s work has involved anti-trust and class actions, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright matters, product liability claims, environmental claims (including CERCLA and CEQA), insurance coverage litigation, ERISA litigation, commercial disputes, and employment issues. She also has a vast knowledge base in insurance coverage and litigation issues regarding a wide variety of insurance programs. Through Ms. Ridley’s appellate practice, she has briefed and/or appeared before California’s State Appellate Courts, the California Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit and the 7th Circuit.

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Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust, 2) Appellate, 3) Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 4) Construction, 5) Consumer Financial Services, 6) Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation, 7) Trademark, 8) Copyright & Advertising Counseling and 9) Union/Employer Matters
Law School Santa Clara University School of Law
Admitted Year 1990
Education University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1986)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of District of Columbia
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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