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Recognized as one of the top 20 firms on its 2022 A-List based on a combination of factors, both financial and cultural. Ranked #10 on its 2023 Diversity Scorecard. This is the 13th year in a row that MoFo has earned a top 10 spot.

Named to the 2022 Best Places to Work List, an exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. This is the third consecutive year that the firm has been included.

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 2022, the firm received over 150 practice area rankings and nearly 250 individual recognitions. Of note, 24 practices were ranked Band 1, highlighting the firm’s experience in areas such as Agency Finance, Corporate/M&A; Corporate Investigations and Anti-Corruption; Dispute Resolution; Export Control and Sanctions; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Outsourcing; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; Technology Transactions; and Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT).

Additionally, MoFo was named as the firm with the highest ratio of female/male ranked lawyers in its most recent Chambers USA guide; the Environment & Sustainability Firm of the Year at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America in 2022; and Japan International Law Advisers of the Year nine times since the award was created in 2011. 

4 Firm of the Year practice area rankings in 2022, including Anti-bribery & anti-corruption, Fintech & blockchain, Healthcare, pharma & life sciences and Technology & telecoms.

Achieved “Mansfield Certification Plus” 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 to have received Certification Plus for five consecutive years.

Won the “Work-Life Balance International Firm of the Year” award as part of its 2022 Americas Women in Business Law Awards. The award recognizes Morrison Foerster’s reputation as one of the most family-friendly work environments in the legal profession and robust work-life programs.

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 2022. The assessment identifies leading firms from around the world that are best situated to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.

Honored with a 100 percent rating on the 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 awarded the firm with the Innovation Award in recognition of the office’s innovative and holistic wellbeing program.

Ranked first overall in among firms with 601+ lawyers in its 2022 Diversity Snapshot and topping Law360’s list of the biggest law firms with the most diverse equity partners.

Named a California Regional Powerhouse in 2021 and the Practice Group of the Year for Compliance (2022), Private Equity (2021) and Real Estate (2019). Law360 has also named several lawyers to its MVP of the Year and Rising Stars series over the years.

The Legal 500 consistently recognized Morrison Foerster as a Leading Law Firm globally, with the firm receiving 108 practice area rankings and over 480 individual recognitions in its various regional guides in 2022. As of this year, 19 lawyers were named to the publication’s Hall of Fame, honoring those who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.

Morrison Foerster was named the Singapore Law Firm of the Year for 2020 and 2021 at The Legal 500’s inaugural Southeast Asia Law Awards. 

Consistently named to its Appellate Hot List, including most recently in 2021. The firm has also been named to the Pro Bono Hot List six times, including most recently in 2021.

Recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for Women for the 14th time, including every year since 2014. We are one of the few law firms that has been recognized more than 10 times, which, as of 2019, earned us a designation on the 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, Best Lawyers highlighted 155 MoFo attorneys with 226 individual recognitions in its 2023 edition, with 45 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 that period, including Financial Services Regulation Law (2022, 2018, 2014); Technology Law (2021); Litigation – Banking & Finance (2019); Litigation – Securities (2016); Litigation – Tax (2016); 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 the 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. MoFo was one of 6 2022 Gold Standard Certified firms that have received the honor every year since the WILEF award program started in 2011.

Recognized as the Top Firm for Diverse Leadership in its Sixteenth Annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report.

Press Contacts

Marie Armstrong-Hebert

Director of Public Relations

+44 (0) 20-7920-4065

Anne Standley

Public Relations Manager

+1 (202) 887-1561

Carla Del Bove

Content Marketing & Strategic Communications Manager

+1 (617) 648-4745

Alexander Smith (UK-specific inquiries only)

Communications Manager, UK

+44 (0) 20-7920-4064

Kathrin Kleinjung (Germany-specific inquiries only)

Communications Manager, Germany

+49 (0)30 72622.1210