Your MoFo Story Starts Here...
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Where will your MoFo Story take you?
Allyship is Action
Inclusive to the Core
Succeed As One
Choose MoFo, and you’ll find
the legal career you deserve.
Real cases. Real clients. Real
experiences. Start here, and
the possibilities are endless.
Thrive in an environment that is inclusive to the core, where respect for people, ideas, and differences makes us stronger colleagues and advisors.
Enjoy significant responsibility from early on in your career.
Join a team that is committed to service, who makes a meaningful impact for our clients, communities, and society.
Learn from mentors and peers alike. Exceptional people are hired, developed, and nurtured here.
No matter where you start your MoFo story, the firm supports charting a career path that aligns with your interests and passions. Our collaborative approach to working across borders, practice areas, and industries ensures that we succeed as one firm. While each of our 2,200+ legal and business professionals have unique goals, we are united in our commitment to delivering results that best serve each other, our clients, and our communities.
MoFo was incredibly attractive for several reasons, one of which was
the collaborative team culture.
That’s something that I valued in
my government experience: the sense that everyone is in the boat pulling the oars in the same direction to achieve a good result for the client.
Joe Palmore, Managing Partner
Succeed as One
MoFo Values: A strong culture doesn't happen by chance.
Get to know who we are and why there really is a MoFo difference.
Work With The Best...
...And Do Your Best Work.
Morrison Foerster transforms complexity into advantage. With our collective intelligence, we shape powerful legal strategies that move our clients' businesses forward while living our shared values. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies. Whether established for decades or just an entrepreneur’s idea, we represent organizations as they grow, innovate, disrupt, and develop into leading industry players and household names.
At MoFo, you have the opportunity to work with and learn from the best legal minds in the industry. From early on, you’ll get exposure to training, support, and exciting projects where you’ll gain practical skills and make lifelong connections. Here, you’re encouraged to go beyond just embracing ideas to playing an active role in creating new ones.
Our Future is Yours
Lawyers across 18 offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe
Recently named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as the law firm of the year in technology, information technology, banking and finance litigation, and financial services regulation
Firm on the American Lawyer’s 2022 A-List
Marking the 18th year
the firm has been named
to the list
Many stories. One firm.
A Story of Doing Good
An essential part of the MoFo difference is our tradition of service in the public interest. We use our talents in a range of pro bono activities, from staffing legal service clinics, to counseling more than 300 nonprofit organizations, to handling high-impact litigation. Our work focuses on assisting underserved groups and nonprofits that serve low-income people and communities. We approach pro bono work the same as our billable work—with passion, dedication, and an exacting standard of service—simply because that’s who we are.
Former Summer Associate
“Pro bono gives us the opportunity to develop our legal and interpersonal skills and give back to the community. Learning about the Pro Bono program was one of the highlights of my MoFo experience so far, and I know it will continue to be part of my life as an attorney.”
Read about Our Culture and Commitment to Service.
Our latest pro bono video and learn about the remarkable work our lawyers have undertaken to help make an impact during this unprecedented year.
MoFo trial Partner Arturo González discusses his extensive experience handling civil rights cases involving police misconduct.
National Law Journal
Pro Bono hot list firm
Hours contributed by over 75 summer associates to 72 Pro Bono matters as part of our 2021 summer associate program
Hours devoted to
Pro Bono in 2021
Every Voice is Heard
Morrison Foerster believes that the lawyers who advise
and represent our clients should be as diverse as they
are. We place a high value on the varied perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas that our lawyers offer when
it comes to serving our clients, colleagues, and communities.
We’re certain that you’ll find numerous ways to connect with a diverse group of legal professionals through networking events, speaking engagements, affinity groups, community engagement, and pro bono initiatives. Our priority will
always be fostering an inclusive workplace where every
story matters and every voice is heard.
Partner, Washington, D.C.
“MoFo’s commitment is shown not only through firmwide initiatives, but also on an individual basis. Whether through participation in events or activities, or valuing and celebrating an individual’s success, there is a constant outpouring of support from our women and diverse partners.”
Ranked first overall among firms with
601+ lawyers in
's 2022 Diversity
Snapshot. MoFo also tops the list of biggest law firms with the most diverse equity partners.
Our Meet MoFo Global Litigation Department Co-Chair video with Christine Wong
Firm on the American Lawyer's 2022 Diversity Scorecard
Rating on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ Equality,
19 years in a row
Of lawyers promoted to partner in the past five years have been women
In a row achieving Mansfield Rule Certified Plus 2021
allyship is action
Inclusive to the Core
At MoFo, we pair diversity of perspective with a strategic consultative approach to craft the tailored strategies our clients need. We foster trusted partnerships that are defined by winning for our clients when it matters most.
Whether that’s forming special task forces to tackle issues of racial injustice, seeking new ways to amplify diverse voices, or partnering with legal partners and nonprofits to help those underserved in our communities and underrepresented in the legal profession.
Learn more about how MoFo is putting allyship in action and responding to racial injustice.
San Francisco Partner
Bonnie Lau on Learning to Be Brave
Boston Managing Partner David Ephraim Reminds Us There Are No Excuses
New York Partner
Haima Marlier on How We Are Deeply Connected
San Francisco Partner
Eric Akira Tate Asks Us
to Talk a Little, Listen a Lot
I think the firm does a great job in mentoring its summer associates so that they are able to learn and grow as soon-to-be-attorneys. There are plenty of opportunities to work on real client matters plus important pro bono projects, and it allows summer associates to get valuable experience early on.
The culture here is fantastic. You feel respected and valued as soon as you
walk through the door, whether that door be physical or virtual.
- 2L / DC Office
- 2L / DC Office
I think MoFo's culture is a strong selling point, but it's almost something you have to witness to understand. Although everyone works hard, the environment is friendly and collegial. I feel like I'm on a team where we're working to win for
- 2L / Palo Alto Office
where will your mofo story take you?
18 cities. 3 continents.
From its deep roots in the Bay Area, MoFo has grown into a leading U.S.
In recent years, Chambers USA has honored MoFo’s bankruptcy, IP, and privacy and data protection teams with Firm of the Year awards; the corporate/M&A team with a client service award; and the firm as a whole as Global USA Firm
of the Year.
MoFo has ten U.S. offices, including our East Coast offices in New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C., which provide top-rated financial services and capital markets services; our West Coast offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Denver, which provide world-class IP, litigation, and M&A services to our clients; and our newly opened Austin office, which provides premier technology and life sciences capabilities.
Our Miami office serves its clients as a trusted local resource and a key gateway into the Americas and beyond. MoFo Miami combines our local bench strength across corporate, real estate, finance and litigation practices with the extensive resources of the firm’s 18-office global network to deliver strategic advice with a local perspective. The Miami group’s offerings include substantial experience in Latin America. Having worked in all major markets in the region for decades, our lawyers are familiar with local Latin American laws and cultures and have deep experience with their business, economic, and regulatory environments.
Our San Francisco and Palo Alto offices serve at the epicenter of the most recent technology revolution. Both offices offer full-service corporate, finance, IP, and litigation capabilities to clients at all stages of development, providing advice in transactions, regulatory programs, and contentious matters. In Los Angeles and
San Diego, our lawyers advise a diverse group of private and public companies in cleantech, electronics, entertainment and media, life sciences, medical technology, real estate, and venture and institutional investors, while lawyers in our Denver
office focus on public and private financing, licensing, purchasing, and litigation.
On the East Coast, our New York office, strategically located for many of our financial services, real estate, and corporate clients, is a global center for business, finance, and media. In D.C., we are home to some of the most powerful and influential
players in both government and the private sector, providing regulatory, corporate, litigation, and IP counsel on behalf of financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 and technology companies. In Boston, we serve a growing and dynamic technology and life sciences market, representing emerging and established companies in global matters involving business, finance, IP, and litigation.
In Austin, our lawyers provide companies, including emerging companies, and investors in the technology, life sciences, and healthcare sectors, access to
MoFo’s full-service platform and global network, with a focus on IP litigation and transactional matters. Our newly opened Miami office serves its clients as a trusted local resource and a key gateway into the Americas and beyond, combining our
local bench strength across corporate, real estate, finance, and litigation practices.
We are one of the preeminent law firms in Asia, providing integrated U.S. and local law advice.
With five offices in Asia—Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore—we are the sixth-largest (by number of lawyers) U.S. firm in the region. The strength of our Tokyo office, the largest Japan office of any global firm, resulted in Chambers Asia-Pacific naming us Japan International Law Advisers of the Year, making this the eighth time that the firm has received the honor.
We have the only international litigation team in Asia. MoFo is an intellectual property powerhouse and leads the region in outsourcing, licensing, and technology transactions. Our highly regarded corporate finance and capital markets practice in Asia represents issuers and underwriters in debt and equity financings, as well as in domestic venture capital and private equity investments.
Morrison Foerster’s long-established European presence dates back to 1980 when we opened our London office. We collaborate across borders, practice areas, and functions to win together.
From our London office, UK- and U.S.-qualified lawyers advise clients on all aspects of corporate, finance, securities, taxation, privacy, intellectual property, and employment law. The office’s multijurisdictional litigation, arbitration, and mediation practices allow us to resolve even the most complex disputes.
Our Berlin office represents clients in M&A transactions, corporate and commercial litigation, antitrust and sector-specific regulation, and tax, labor and employment, and privacy matters, with a particular focus on the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sector, as well as on other industries such as transportation, real estate, private equity, and financial services.
MoFo’s Brussels office is a key element of our globally integrated antitrust and competition practice and our privacy and data security practice. Our lawyers in Brussels regularly deal with antitrust agencies, both at the level of the European Union and at the Member State level.
Succeeding as one is what distinguishes us as a firm...working across offices is the norm and drives incredible value for our clients and our people.
Morrison Foerster’s Chair-elect, Corporate Department
We are champions of progress, delivering meaningful client results, serving our communities, and moving industries forward.
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Practice area rankings in the 2022 Chambers and Partners' various guides globally, including 17 Band 1 rankings
M&A transactions totaling
$238 billion in 2021
Practice area rankings and
200+ individual recognitions
The Legal 500 2022
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