Foley & Lardner bolsters Chicago litigation group

US law firm Foley & Lardner has bolstered its litigation practice group with the hire of Byron Gregory following a raid on McDermott Will & Emery.

Gregory joins the firm’s Chicago office as a partner within the litigation practice. He was previously a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, where he spent 37 years developing expertise in antitrust, product liability, securities, intellectual property and insurance litigation.

While at McDermott he held a variety of management positions as a member of the firm’s management, compensation, recruiting and strategic planning committees and as chair of the litigation department.

Managing partner of Foley’s Chicago office Mark Prager said Gregory’s hire was in line with the firm’s strategic plan to expand the depth both theChicago office and national litigation department.

It follows the hire of new co-chair of the Chicago business law department Dewey Crawford earlier this month. He joined from Gardner Carton & Douglas where he was past chairman of the firm’s corporate department.