We're proud that our colleagues' achievements are broadly recognized and that the firm has received such consistent recognition for its achievements in such a wide variety of areas. Just take a look.
Chambers Global Awards
named Morrison & Foerster its 2013 USA Law Firm of the Year. "The US-based global giant," the editors said in announcing the honor, "has experienced one of the most successful years in its long and illustrious history."
Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards
The Chambers Asia-Pacific
Awards named Morrison & Foerster the 2013 Japan International Firm of the Year. This is the second time in the past three years that MoFo has won this prestigious honor.
honored Morrison & Foerster with seven 2012 Practice Group of the Year Awards – more than any other firm. The selected practices were Appellate, Bankruptcy, Employment, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy & Consumer Protection and Project Finance.
named us its 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Law Firm of the Year: Americas for our innovative capital markets, derivatives and structured products work.
Surveys & Rankings
The American Lawyer
In 2012, The American Lawyer
included us in its annual A-List, marking the ninth consecutive year that the firm has been ranked. The A-List is Am Law's
effort to "look beyond pure dollars to quantify the qualities that define the 20 most successful law firms in America" by scoring firms on four factors: revenue per lawyer, pro bono commitment, diversity among lawyers and associate satisfaction.
In 2012, our Litigation practice received national recommendations in the areas of Appellate, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Securities Litigation.
Best Lawyers in America
For 2013, 153 of our U.S. attorneys were named by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America
In BTI Consulting Group’s 2013 Brand Elite survey MoFo stands out on three lists: Brand Elite, Movers & Shakers and Best Brand Builders. The Brand Elite consists of 18 firms who "have it all in the eyes of clients." The Best Brand Builders are the 19 firms "enjoying the greatest upward trajectory in how they are perceived by clients." And the Movers and Shakers are an elite group of just six firms "shaking up the legal market." According to BTI, these firms are "innovation idols who boast multi-faceted approaches" that earn recognition for what is "most scarce in the eyes of clients."
The organization has also named MoFo on the Client Service A-Team list for 11 consecutive years. The Boston-based research company and management consulting firm bases its surveys on interviews with hundreds of corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies.
recognized Morrison & Foerster with 37 practice rankings and 40 lawyer rankings in its 2013 edition. Among other highlights, the firm continues to:
- Have more lawyers ranked for U.S. Intellectual Property than any other firm;
- Have more lawyers ranked for U.S. Privacy & Data security than any other firm; and
- To be the only international firm ranked band 1 for Japan M&A.
recognized Morrison & Foerster with 26 practice rankings and 62 lawyer rankings in its 2013 edition. In Japan, we again have more Band 1 practice rankings and more Band 1 (or higher) leading individuals than any other international firm. We also continue to be the only Band 1-ranked firm for Japan: International: Corporate/M&A and for Japan: International: Real Estate.
ranked us among the leading practices in six areas in its 2012 guide.
In 2012, Chambers USA
ranked us among the leading practices nationally and regionally in 47 areas, including the firm's core practice areas: Intellectual Property, Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Litigation and Financial Services.
In the 2011 edition of the Financial Times
“U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report,” client feedback placed MoFo in the FT Law 25 – a list of the most innovative firms in the United States. The firm also appeared in two of the report’s practice-specific categories: Corporate Law (for our representation of AmericanWest Bancorp) and Litigation (for our pro bono work on behalf of inner-city students in the Los Angeles Unified School District).
Global Competition Review
In the November 2012 issue of Global Competition Review
, MoFo was recognized in a competition bar survey as one of only four international firms leading the Japanese competition law market.
In its 2013 edition, IFLR1000
ranked us in 30 categories across Asia, Europe and the United States.
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
In its 2013 guide, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
recommended 22 of our practice areas across Asia, including Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate and Private Equity/Venture Capital.
Legal 500 Latin America
In 2012, Legal 500 Latin America
recommended us as one of the leading international firms advising on projects and energy work in the Latin America region.
Legal 500 UK
In 2012, Legal 500 UK
ranked us among the leading practices in England in 15 areas and among the top U.S. law firms in London.
Legal 500 US
Legal 500 US
recommended 49 of our practice areas in its 2012 guide, including the firm’s Intellectual Property, Corporate M&A, Capital Markets, Litigation and Financial Services practices.
Morrison & Foerster was honored with three 2012 M&A Advisor Awards, including Financial Services Deal of the Year and Debt Financing of the Year. In 2010 and 2011, the organization named MoFo the U.S. Law Firm of the Year.
The National Law Journal
In 2012, the National Law Journal
named Morrison & Foerster to its inaugural Intellectual Property Hot List of 20 law firms that excel in providing patent, copyright and trademark legal services.
For four straight years, beginning in 2008, we have been honored with a spot on the Winning list, which is comprised of the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers.
U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers
In the third edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
MoFo placed in the top five, out of more than 10,000 firms, for total number of first-tier nationwide rankings. MoFo has ranked in the top 10 every year. Our count of tier-one rankings makes us number one in California, San Francisco, Financial Services Regulation Law, Information Technology Law and Patent Litigation. We also took top honors as "Law Firm of the Year" in Information Technology and Banking & Finance Law.
Who's Who Legal 100
In 2012, Who’s Who Legal named us among the world’s top 100 law firms, as well as California Firm of the Year, in the inaugural Who’s Who Legal 100
guide, which was created after 16 years of independent research in more than 140 jurisdictions and hundreds of thousands of votes and recommendations.