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.

The American Lawyer

  • Won the 2017 Global M&A Deal of the Year: UK award for our role representing Softbank in its acquisition of ARM Holdings; the Global M&A Deal of the Year: Japan award for our role advising Softbank in the sale of its controlling stake in Supercell Oy; and the Global Pro Bono Advocacy Project of the Year award for our work on behalf of the European refugee crisis.
  • Won the 2015 Global Legal Award for Global Project Finance Deal of the Year for the Freeport LNG project financing. Also won the 2014 Global Legal award for M&A: China Private Equity for the $3.5 billion going-private transaction of Focus Media Holding Ltd. In 2013, we won three Global Legal Awards, as well as the grand prize for M&A.
  • Named to the 2016 A-List, marking the 13th consecutive year that the firm has been ranked. The A-List is Am Law’s effort to measure law firm culture beyond financial performance by scoring firms on four factors: revenue per lawyer, pro bono commitment, diversity, and associate satisfaction.
  • Among the top 10 law firms on the Diversity Scorecard. MoFo has been ranked among the top 15 law firms for overall diversity every year since 2005.

Asian Legal Business

  • Won two Singapore awards in 2016: M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) and Deal of the Year for our role in Broadcom’s acquisition by Avago Technologies.
  • Named the 2015 China Real Estate Firm of the Year.

BTI Consulting

  • Named to BTI's Client Service 30 list again in 2015, the top 30 firms in the Client Service A-Team report. The firm has been named in the A-Team report for 13 consecutive years.
  • The only firm designated a “powerhouse,” the highest possible ranking, for the telecommunications sector in the 2014 Client Relationship Scorecard.

Chambers Asia-Pacific

  • Recognized with 27 practice rankings and 44 lawyer rankings in the 2018 edition. Chambers has repeatedly recognized the firm with more Band 1 practice and more “Star Individual” attorney rankings than any other international firm in Japan. The firm is Band 1 ranked for Japan (International): Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate.
  • Named the Japan International Firm of the Year for 2017, marking the fifth year in a row, and the sixth time in seven years MoFo has won the award.

Chambers Europe

  • Recognized with two practice rankings, including for Corporate / M&A and Technology, Media & Telecommunications in Germany.

Chambers Global

  • Recognized with 39 practice rankings and 73 individual rankings in the 2017 edition.
  • Named the 2013 USA Law Firm of the Year.

Chambers UK

  • Recognized with three practice rankings and five lawyer rankings in the 2018 edition.

Chambers USA

  • Recognized with 47 practice area rankings in 2017, including six Band 1 rankings for our California Intellectual Property; California IT & Outsourcing: Transactions; Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation); Nationwide Privacy & Data Security; New York Technology & Outsourcing; and Northern Virginia Corporate/M&A practices.
  • Named the 2017 Law Firm of the Year for Promoting Flexible Working Environments and Innovative Programs for Mothers.
  • Received the 2016 Privacy & Security Award for Excellence.
  • Received the only 2014 Client Service Award for Corporate/M&A work.
  • Named the 2013 Intellectual Property Firm of the Year and the 2013 Bankruptcy Firm of the Year.

Corporate Board Member

  • Named to the annual list of America's Best Corporate Law Firms. MoFo was named to both the magazine's top 25 rankings, one that surveyed general counsel and the other that surveyed officers and directors.

Financial Times

  • Partner Miriam Wugmeister was honored as one of 2016's Most Innovative Lawyers in North America.
  • Partner Suz Mac Cormac was named the Most Innovative Lawyer in North America in 2015.
  • Consistently recognized in the Financial Times North America and Asia innovative law firm reports. The firm was also recognized in the 2015 Europe report.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

  • Received a perfect rating by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation on its 2018 Corporate Equity Index reflecting the firm's ongoing commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality. MoFo has received a perfect score every year since 2003.


  • Recognized with 35 practice area rankings around the world in the 2018 edition. In addition, 45 individuals were recognized in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, UK, and the United States.


  • Named to the 2016 list of the nation's top pro bono firms. MoFo is one of only two firms that have been honored every year since the list's inception.
  • Won a 2014 Practice Group of the Year award for Intellectual Property. In the past three years, MoFo’s IP Group has won this award twice.

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

  • Recognized with 26 practice area rankings across Asia and 87 individual rankings in the 2018 edition.

Legal 500 Deutschland

  • Recognized with six practice rankings in the 2017 edition.

Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • Recognized with two ranked practices and six recommended practices in Germany and the Netherlands in the 2016 guide.

Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recognized in the 2016 edition as one of the leading international firms advising on projects and energy work in the Latin America region.

Legal 500 UK

  • Recognized with 12 practice group rankings and 15 individual lawyer recommendations in the 2017 edition.

Legal 500 US

  • Recognized with four top-tier rankings and 18 individual leading lawyer recommendations in the 2017 edition.
  • Won accolades two years in a row based on the accomplishments of our Tier 1-ranked privacy and data security practice; named the 2015 Cyber Crime Firm of the Year and the 2014 U.S. TMT Regulatory Firm of the Year.

The National Law Journal

  • Named to the 2017 Appellate Hot List, an assessment of the top appellate practices in the United States. This is the fourth year in a row we've been named to this list.
  • Named to the 2016 edition of the Intellectual Property Hot List, a selection of 15 firms that "set the bar in intellectual property law.”

The Recorder

  • Named the 2015 California Class Action Litigation Department of the Year. The firm was also named the 2013 California Product Liability Firm of the Year and, in that same year, received an honorable mention in the overall California Litigation Department of the Year category and was a finalist in the California Intellectual Property category.

U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers

  • MoFo was named the 2018 Financial Services Regulation Law Firm of the Year.
  • MoFo was named the 2018 Information Technology Firm of the Year.
  • Recognized with 44 practice rankings, including 37 tier 1 rankings in the 2018 edition.
  • In 2015, MoFo was named Law Firm of the Year for Litigation-Securities and Litigation-Tax.

Vault 100

  • Ranked the #1 law firm in Northern California for the third year in a row. In the 2017 guide, the firm ranked among the top 10 law firms for overall pro bono work.

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