About MoFo Diversity

Diversity Strategy Committee

Formed in 2003, MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee (DSC) supports a variety of internal diversity, LGBTQ+, and women’s initiatives, programs, and groups designed to recruit, train, mentor, and retain diverse lawyers and staff.

The DSC comprises senior and mid-level partners, including the firm’s chair, two office managing partners, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and the Chief Legal Talent Officer.


Who We Are

We invite you to take a closer look at MoFo’s ongoing and ever-evolving diversity, women’s, and LGBTQ+ initiatives. In the gallery below, you’ll find a series of regularly distributed brochures featuring stories from some of MoFo’s talented lawyers, as well as highlights from recent events and programs.

Awards + Recognitions

Recognized as one of the top 20 firms on its 2021 A-List based on a combination of factors, both financial and cultural. Ranked #6 on its 2022 Diversity Scorecard. This is the 12th year in a row that MoFo has earned a top 10 spot and represents our best ranking since 2008.

Achieved “Mansfield Certification Plus” for the fifth year in a row in 2022, having completed a rigorous 12-month collaboration with Diversity Lab and demonstrated that the firm has affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. This certification also reflects that MoFo has met or exceeded the baseline requirements to reach at least 30 percent underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of our current leadership roles.

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.

Ranked first overall among firms with 601+ lawyers in Law360's 2022 Diversity Snapshot. MoFo also tops Law360's of biggest law firms with the most diverse equity partners.

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 one of the Best Law Firms for Women for the 13th 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.

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.

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