Technology

Well-established technology practice complemented by a global platform able to advise on the full range of IT issues.
Chambers UK 2019

Morrison & Foerster is the foremost global law firm to the technology industry. Our clients ‒ which range from emerging innovation drivers to iconic brands ‒ rely on our strategic advice on business-critical projects. Chambers describes us as “well established as the counsel of choice to numerous leading technology players,” and a client noted in the Chambers guide that we offer “a combination of very smart attorneys who understand the issues that tech companies face and a practical way of giving advice and solutions.”

We have advised clients on many of the most significant matters in the technology space, with huge impacts on the industry, and on the everyday lives of ordinary people. From the fabled smartphone wars, to the “trademark trial of the century” in the autonomous vehicle space, to hundreds of billions of dollars of licensing transactions and M&A deals in the technology industry, MoFo has guided clients through the most complex, high-stakes legal issues.

Our approach is global and full-service. We partner with our technology clients throughout the lifecycle of their innovations and around the globe. From company formation and patent applications, to licensing and other commercial transactions, M&A transactions, intellectual property strategy, privacy and data security policies and litigation, employment issues, tax, corporate finance, and, should it arise, complex, high-stakes litigation of all types. As regulation and government scrutiny on tech companies increases globally, we also partner with clients to navigate that uncertain landscape, leaning on the experience of our many lawyers who previously held roles in government. With deep technology law capabilities in the United States, Europe and across Asia, our advice is truly global.

We combine our broad legal capabilities with deep technical experience – more than 75 of our lawyers hold technical degrees – and an understanding of the complexities of the newest emerging technologies, many of which have outpaced the laws and regulations governing them. Our clients turn to us for advice associated with these emerging and disruptive technologies, including:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Big data
  • Blockchain
  • Fintech
  • Streaming media
  • Agtech
  • Digital health

We also have extensive experience advising on more traditional technologies, such as telecommunications, semiconductors, hardware and software.

As long as new technologies emerge and laws and regulations evolve, and as long as new strategic opportunities for growth and disruption emerge for our clients, MoFo will remain the leading law firm to the technology industry.

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