Recognized as one of the top 20 firms on American Lawyer’s 2023 A-List based on a combination of factors, both financial and cultural, Morrison Foerster was also ranked #10 on its 2023 Diversity Scorecard. This is the 13th year in a row that MoFo has earned a top 10 spot.
Asian Legal Business consistently highlights Morrison Foerster as a leading firm in Asia, including by naming MoFo on its list of Asia’s Top 15 ESG Law Firms in 2023 and as the Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year at the ALB 2023 Japan Law Awards.
Morrison Foerster has once again been included on Boston Business Journal’s 2023 Best Places to Work List, an exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has been on the list.
Year after year, Morrison Foerster receives significant recognition in Chambers & Partners’ various guides including Global, USA, Asia-Pacific, Europe, UK, Latin America, Crisis Management, and FinTech Legal. In 2023, the firm received nearly 160 practice area rankings and over 250 individual recognitions. Of note, 30 practices were ranked Band 1, highlighting the firm’s experience in areas such as Agency Finance; Corporate/M&A; Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption; Dispute Resolution; Export Controls & Economic Sanctions; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Outsourcing; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; Technology Transactions; and Technology, Media, and Telecoms (TMT).
Additionally, the firm received the following recognition:
Morrison Foerster was named Firm of the Year by China Business Law Journal in five practice areas in 2023, including Data protection and data privacy, Taxation, Fintech and blockchain, Real estate and REITs, and Technology and telecoms.
Morrison Foerster achieved Diversity Lab’s “Mansfield Certification Plus” status for the fifth year in a row as a result of successfully reaching at least 30 percent women, communities of color, and LGBTQ+ lawyer representation in a notable number of current leadership roles and committees. The firm is among a select few that have received Certification Plus for five consecutive years.
Morrison Foerster was awarded Euromoney LMG’s Women in Business Law International Firm of the Year and Firm of the Year: U.S. – West at the 2023 Women in Business Law Awards ‒ Americas. The awards recognize high achieving woman lawyers and progressive law firms that best support women in law.
Morrison Foerster is consistently named as one of Most Innovative Law Firms in the United States and Asia by the Financial Times in its annual FT law firm index. Recent results include:
Morrison Foerster was recognized as an Elite Firm in the GDR 100 2022 edition and named the Top Firm on its list of “Busiest firms: data protection and privacy litigation.”
Morrison Foerster was named on GIR’s list of top 20 investigations practices in 2023. The assessment identifies leading firms from around the world that are best situated to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
Morrison Foerster was honored with a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, marking the 19th year of inclusion as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality.
IFLR1000 recognized Morrison Foerster in 52 practice areas globally in its latest edition, including Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A; Derivatives; Financial Services Regulatory; Investment Funds; M&A; Private Equity; Project Development; Project Finance; Real Estate; and Restructuring and Insolvency, among many others.
The leading career platform for young legal professionals in Germany recognizedMorrison Foerster with its Innovation Award in recognition of the Berlin office’s innovative and holistic well-being program.
Ranked first overall among firms with 601+ lawyers in Law360’s 2023 Diversity Snapshot for the third year in a row, Morrison Foerster pushed past benchmarks for the ranking, which is based on the pipeline score methodology, by more than three points.
Morrison Foerster was also named a California Regional Powerhouse in 2021 and awarded Practice Group of the Year for Compliance (2022), Private Equity (2021), and Real Estate (2019). Law360 has also named many of the firm’s lawyers to its MVP of the Year and Rising Stars lists over the years.
The Legal 500 consistently recognized Morrison Foerster as a Leading Law Firm globally, with the firm receiving 120+ practice area rankings and over 550 individual recognitions in its regional guides in 2023. As of 2023, 21 of the firm’s lawyers were named to the publication’s Hall of Fame, which honors those who have received constant praise from clients for their continued excellence.
Morrison Foerster was named Singapore Law Firm of the Year for 2020 and 2021 at The Legal 500’s Southeast Asia Law Awards. MoFo was also named a finalist in the Innovative Law Firm of the Year category at The Legal 500’s Southeast Asia Awards 2023.
Morrison Foerster has been named on the National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List for many years and its Pro Bono Hot List six times. Both honors were received most recently in 2021.
Recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for Women for the 14th time, including every year since 2014, Morrison Foerster is one of the few law firms that have been recognized more than 10 times, which, as of 2019, earned the firm a designation on Seramount’s Hall of Fame list. Additionally, the firm has been ranked in the top five every year since 2018.
Underscoring Morrison Foerster’s wide range of talent, U.S. News ‒ Best Lawyers highlighted 175 MoFo attorneys with 270 individual recognitions in its 2024 edition, with 25 lawyers being recognized for the first time this year.
Morrison Foerster was named Law Firm of the Year for Information Technology in 2023, marking the eighth time in the last decade that MoFo has received the honor. Additionally, the firm has been named Law Firm of the Year in various other categories during the last ten years, including Financial Services Regulation Law (2022, 2018, 2014); Technology Law (2021); Litigation – Banking & Finance (2019); Litigation – Securities (2016); Litigation – Tax (2016); and Banking & Finance Law (2013); among others.
Morrison Foerster was ranked the #2 law firm in Northern California and #4 for Privacy & Data Security, and for the 12th consecutive year has been named a Top 25 Law Firm in Vault Law 100’s overall law firm rankings.
Awarded WILEF Gold Standard Certification for meeting objective benchmarks pertaining to the number of women among equity partners and firm leadership and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners, Morrison Foerster was one of only six 2022 Gold Standard Certified firms that have received the honor every year since the WILEF award program started in 2011.
Morrison Foerster was recognized as the Top Firm for Diverse Leadership in Yale Law Women’s Sixteenth Annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report.
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