Why Morrison & Foerster? We are a global firm of exceptional credentials in many areas. We know who we are, what we believe in and why we’re different. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, investment banks and technology and life science companies.
They count on us for innovative and business-minded solutions. We are lawyers with imagination—who see opportunity where others see only obstacles. Lawyers with the expertise and intellectual rigor to be worthy partners in your initiatives. Lawyers who’ve committed themselves to understanding your business and contributing to your success. We go beyond the conventional to find new solutions. Whether it is creative litigation strategy that succeeds where success was unlikely, or a financial product that lets our client be first to market—innovation is our business.
Morrison & Foerster is a global firm with over 1000 lawyers in key technology and financial centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Founded in 1883, we remain dedicated to providing our clients with legendary service. Our attorneys share high standards and a commitment to excellence. Our dedication to serving client needs has resulted in enduring relationships and a record of high achievement. We are leaders in each of the areas in which we practice. These include litigation, financial services, intellectual property and technology, and transactional work, such as corporate, capital markets and real estate finance representations.
The firm’s outstanding client work has achieved broad recognition. We are consistently included as one of America’s top 20 law firms in The American Lawyer’s A-List. PLC Which lawyer? ranks the firm as one of the top 20 elite firms in the world based on independent research with in-house counsel. Our corporate practices are frequently cited and ranked among the "Best Practices" in their respective markets by the American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard, Mergerstat, Bloomberg, Thomson Financial League Tables and others. Our practitioners are recognized by their peers in various reference guides including IFLR1000, PLC Cross-border Handbooks, Chambers Global and others. American Lawyer’s bi-annual Litigation Department of the Year survey twice cited our practice as one of the top litigation practices in the country, especially in Intellectual Property. PLC Which lawyer? Yearbooks ranked our Intellectual Property practice the leader among law firms in the U.S. for Life Sciences.
Our longstanding and extensive commitment to pro bono work is not hyperbole—it’s just a fact.