About Us

Morrison Foerster transforms complexity into advantage. With our collective intelligence, we shape powerful legal strategies that move your business forward while living our shared values.

We solve your most critical multidimensional challenges in a way that provides clarity around the risk you are facing and gives you confidence in your chosen path. We pair diversity of perspective with a strategic consultative approach to craft the tailored strategies you need. We foster trusted partnerships that are defined by winning for you when it matters most.

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.

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Honors + Awards

  • Recognized as one of the top 20 firms on its 2021 A-List based on a combination of factors, both financial and cultural. Ranked among the top 10 firms on its 2020 Diversity Scorecard. This is the 10th year in a row that MoFo has earned a top 10 spot and the 19th year in a row that we have been among the top 15.

  • Named to the 2021 Best Places to Work List, an exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people.

  • Year to year, Morrison & Foerster receives significant recognition in Chambers & Partners’ various guides including Global, USA, Asia-Pacific, Europe, UK, Latin America, and FinTech Legal. In 2020, the firm received over 120 practice area rankings and nearly 200 individual recognitions. Of note, 18 practices were ranked Band 1, highlighting the firm’s experience in areas such as Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Outsourcing; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; and Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT).

    Named the Japan International Law Advisers of the Year by Chambers Asia-Pacific, marking the eighth year since the award was created in 2011 that the firm has received the honor.

  • Named Firm of the Year in six practice areas, including fintech & blockchain; healthcare, pharma & life sciences; M&A (Inbound & domestic); media, entertainment, sports; real estate & REIT; and technology & telecom.

  • Achieved “Mansfield Certification Plus” for the third 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 one of only 25 to have received Certification Plus for three consecutive years.

  • Named Best International Firm for Diversity as part of its 2020 Americas Women in Business Law Awards. The honor recognizes everything around diversity that is outside of women-only issues (for example, race, LGBTQ+, disability, and social mobility).

  • Named to its list of top 30 investigations practices in 2020. The assessment identifies leading firms from around the world best situated to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
  • Honored with a 100 percent rating on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, marking the 18th year of inclusion as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality.

  • Ranked in Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A; Financial Services Regulatory; Investment Funds; and Restructuring and Insolvency.

  • 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.

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

    Ranked among the top three “601+ lawyers” firms for attorneys of color in its 2020 Diversity Snapshot. Additionally, ranked second in the list of biggest firms with the most diverse equity partners.

  • Underscoring the wide range of talent at MoFo, Legal 500 has recognized the firm with nearly 100 practice area rankings and over 250 individual recognitions in its various regional guides in 2021. 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.

  • Named to the 2019 Appellate Hot List in recognition of outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts, and state courts.

  • Recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for Women for the 12th time, including every year since 2014. We are one of the law firms that has been recognized 10 times or more, which, as of 2019, earned us a designation on the Hall of Fame list.

  • Named Law Firm of the Year for Technology Law (2021); Information Technology (2012–15; 2017–2018; 2020) and Litigation – Banking and Finance (2019).

  • Ranked the #1 law firm in Northern California, and for the 10th 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. In 2020, we were one of 12 firms to achieve a special Ten-Year certificate highlighting our continued commitment to women in law.

  • 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



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