Blane Prescott

Chief Operating Officer, Foley & Lardner LLP

Blane R. Prescott is chief operating officer of Foley & Lardner LLP. He is responsible for global leadership and oversight of all business affairs and operations, as well as strategy development and implementation, and is a member of the firm’s Partner Compensation Committee.

Mr. Prescott’s responsibilities include annual and long-range planning, mergers, acquisitions, growth and development, compensation and the oversight and supervision of the firm’s professional managers.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Prescott was the CEO at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. He previously served as a partner with Hildebrandt International and has consulted with law firms and other professional service firms throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

In his career, Mr. Prescott has worked on more than 200 law firm mergers, assessing, structuring and implementing combinations. He has conducted more than 1,000 client service interviews on behalf of law firms, and also regularly served as an active member of partner compensation committees for his clients.

Mr. Prescott has extensive speaking experience with groups both in and outside the legal profession, including as a guest lecturer for the MBA program at the University of San Francisco and the University of California, Berkley Law School. He is the author of more than 75 articles on law firm issues. His articles have appeared in The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, The ABA Journal, The New York Law Journal, and numerous other publications.