Manufacturing is not just coming back. It’s dramatically moving forward. To help you stay at the forefront of this new industrial revolution, Foley’s Manufacturing Industry Advisor blog provides an online resource for candid exchanges with seasoned Foley attorneys about next-generation manufacturing issues. The blog is an integral part of Foley’s Legal Innovation Hub® for NextGen Manufacturers, a dedicated firm-wide network that takes a comprehensive and holistic view of the evolving industry — and where we can work shoulder to shoulder with our manufacturing clients to help them achieve their next-generation strategic business goals.

Our Editors


06875Laura Ganoza

Laura Ganoza is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She primarily represents business clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including but not limited to cross border disputes, trade secret and non-compete actions, as well as a variety of intellectual property litigation matters, including trademark, copyright and patent infringement matters. Ms. Ganoza is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution; IP Litigation; Trademark, Copyright & Advertising; and Latin America Practices, and a member of the Manufacturing Industry Team.


Nicholas E. Williams is an associate in Foley’s Tampa officeNicholas E. Williams

Nicholas E. (Nick) Williams is an associate in Foley’s Tampa office. His commercial litigation practice’s focus includes accounting issues, non-compete, bankruptcy, and white-collar defense litigation. Mr. Williams has successfully represented clients in a variety of industries, and his experience includes various forms of litigation, including arbitration and mediation. Mr. Williams is a member of the Bay Area Manufacturers Association in Tampa, Florida.


Nicholas Ellis

Nicholas J. Ellis

Nicholas J. Ellis is an associate and litigator with Foley’s Detroit office. Mr. Ellis’ practice focuses on automotive supplier disputes, warranty claims, contract law and business tort law ranging from complex commercial litigation to simple breach of contract actions. He is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and the Automotive Industry Team.