Mr. Foley is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of
the litigation group. He practices extensively in the area of
insurance, corporate and general litigation. He has represented
numerous corporations, insurance companies, insureds, agencies,
financial institutions and individuals regarding insurance sales
practices; insurance coverage, alleged violations of state insurance
laws, covenants not to compete; ERISA; manufacturer-distributor
disputes, contract claims and general business litigation. Prior to
Vorys, Mr. Foley worked for the United States Department of Justice.
His career highlights include acting as primary litigation
counsel for two insurance guaranty associations, successfully opposing
class certification in class action cases, successfully negotiating
favorable settlements in large class action cases, arguing multiple
cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio, and briefing cases before the
United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Foley is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Ohio
Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. He is on the Legal
Committee of The National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds and is
the Chair of the Coordination of Litigation Subcommittee. He serves as a
Regional Editor for the Annotated Model Insurance Guaranty Act. He was
recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers in the area of Insurance Defense-Commercial law. He has been selected one of the “Top Lawyers in Columbus” by Columbus CEO Magazine. He was picked for the Best Lawyers in America publication in the area of commercial litigation. He has been a Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation since 2005.
Mr. Foley co-authored the Ohio chapter of Misrepresentation in
the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A
National Survey (American Bar Association 2009).
He served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Legal Rights
Service Commission from 1986 to 1993. He chaired The Upper Arlington
Charter Review Committee from 1997 to 1999. He has been a member of the
Catholic Social Services Board of Directors since 2004 and is currently
the Chair of the Board.