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 2018 A-List: 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 2018 Diversity Scorecard. MoFo has been ranked among the top 15 law firms for overall diversity every year since 2001.

Asian Legal Business

  • Won five Japan awards in 2018: International Firm of the Year; M&A Deal of the Year (Premium); Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year; Real Estate Deal of the Year; and Japan Deal of the Year for our work in Toshiba’s sale of Toshiba Memory Corporation.
  • Won M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) in the 2018 Southeast Asia Law Awards.
  • Named the 2015 China Real Estate Firm of the Year.

BTI Consulting

  • Recognized as a “standout” firm for IP Litigation and Class Actions in BTI’s Litigation Outlook 2019.
  • Named to BTI’s Client Service 30 list in 2015, the top 30 firms in the Client Service A-Team report.
  • The only firm designated a “powerhouse,” the highest possible ranking, for the telecommunications sector in the 2014 Client Relationship Scorecard.

Chambers Asia-Pacific

  • Named the Japan International Firm of the Year for 2018, marking the sixth year in a row, and the seventh time in eight years MoFo has won the award.
  • Recognized with 30 practice rankings and 44 lawyer rankings in the 2019 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, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate.

Chambers Europe

  • Recognized with two practice rankings, including for Corporate / M&A and Technology, Media & Telecommunications in Germany and eight individual rankings in the 2018 guide.

Chambers Global

  • Recognized with 41 practice rankings and 57 individual rankings in the 2019 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 44 practice area rankings in the 2018 guide, including five Band 1 rankings for California, Corporate/M&A: Deals in Asia; Nationwide, Privacy & Data Security; New York, Technology & Outsourcing; and Northern Virginia, Corporate/M&A.
  • 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

  • Recognized as one of the top 20 "Most Innovative Law Firms: Legal Expertise" in its 2018 North America Innovative Lawyers Report. MoFo also ranked first in “Enabling Business Growth and Transformation.”
  • 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.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

  • Received a perfect rating by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation on its 2019 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.


  • Recognized as a 2018 Regional Powerhouse in California.
  • Ranked among the top five "600+ lawyers" firms for minority lawyers in the 2018 Diversity Snapshot.
  • 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 year 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 four practice rankings in the 2019 edition.

Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • Recognized with seven ranked practices and seven recommended practices in Germany and the Netherlands in the 2018 guide.

Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recognized in the 2018 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 37 individual lawyer recommendations in the 2019 edition.

Legal 500 US

  • Recognized with 49 practice rankings including, four top-tier rankings and 15 individual leading lawyer recommendations in the 2018 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 2018 Pro Bono Hot List, a list of firms that have “taken on some of the biggest issues of time.”
  • 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, included 37 tier 1 rankings, and 117 individual rankings in the 2018 edition.
  • In 2015, MoFo was named Law Firm of the Year for Litigation – Securities and Litigation – Tax.


  • Ranked the #1 law firm in Northern California for the eighth year in a row.
  • In the 2019 guide, the firm ranked among the top 15 law firms for overall pro bono work, among the top 10 for diversity, and among the top 5 for women.

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