See Pro Bono in Action

At MoFo, we celebrate our firm’s long-standing commitment to Pro Bono. In the videos highlighted here, we honor some of our proudest pro bono moments.

A Year Like No Other: Coming Together To Make a Difference

Watch our video to learn about the remarkable pro bono work our lawyers have undertaken to help make an impact during this unprecedented year.

ABA Business Law Section's 2020 National Public Service Award: Linda Arnsbarger

The tireless benefactor of 3,300 hours of pro bono legal work to Morrison & Foerster’s nonprofit and social enterprise clients, Washington, D.C.-based Linda Arnsbarger is the winner of the ABA Business Law Section’s 2020 National Public Service Award.

2020 Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service: Tushna Gamadia

Congratulations to MoFo real estate of counsel Tushna Gamadia on being named the 2020 recipient of the Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service. View the virtual award presentation and learn more about the many important initiatives Tushna has dedicated her time to this year.

Imagine: New Beginnings Made Possible Through Pro Bono

MoFo lawyers set their sights on making new beginnings possible for those who need it most. The video above highlights some of the many examples of what pro bono can accomplish when we put our imaginations to work.

Great Causes, Great Work: Pro Bono at Morrison & Foerster

Why are Morrison & Foerster lawyers dedicated to doing the public good through pro bono work? The answer is simple: “Because we’re MoFo.” Tune in to find out what motivates us.

Marriage Equality: Morrison & Foerster, Lambda Legal, and the Defeat of DOMA

Long before the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, Morrison & Foerster and Lambda Legal waged a six-year battle for marriage equality.

Doing Good, Making a Difference

Learn more about how MoFo pro bono is representing individuals and organizations, from providing helping handbooks in the face of natural disasters to freeing an innocent man from prison.

Challenging Solitary Confinement

In a case that spurred prison reform, Morrison & Foerster challenged the widespread use of solitary confinement in the New York State prison system.

Freedom for an Innocent Man: Francisco Carrillo

Francisco Carrillo was unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for crimes he did not commit. Lawyers from Morrison & Foerster and the Innocence Project proved it was a case of mistaken identity and secured his freedom.

Sustainable Fishing: San Francisco Community Fishing Association

With legal help from Morrison & Foerster lawyers, family-owned fishing businesses and environmentalists have teamed up to create the San Francisco Community Fishing Association.

MoFo ProBono Client Stories

In their own words: hear from our clients about how MoFo has helped them in their pro bono matters, from providing assistance to Iraqi refugees to raising reimbursement rates for families with who care for foster children, and beyond.

Landmark Victory for People with Disabilities

In a U.S. Supreme Court victory, Morrison & Foerster lawyers strengthened the ability of state Protection and Advocacy agencies to investigate deaths and serious injuries suffered by people with disabilities in state hospitals.

The Fight to Serve: A Litigation Challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Find out how MoFo lawyers advocated for a gay Air Force Lt. Col. who was threatened to be discharged under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Keeping a Promise to California Foster Children

Watch our video to learn how a MoFo team secured a big win for families caring for foster children in California.

The Ed Roberts Campus: Building Independence from the Ground Up

Find out how MoFo lawyers cut through complexity to build a stunning, accessible home for agencies that empower people with disabilities.

Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project

See how MoFo lawyers helped Iraqis who were persecuted for cooperating with western forces obtain safety in the U.S.

Digital Divide Data

Learn more about our lawyers’ work to develop innovative business structures to support social entrepreneurs.

Harvest Home Farmers Market

With help from MoFo lawyers, Harvest Home Farmers Market brings healthy, affordably-priced fruits and vegetables to low-income communities in NYC.



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