Mary G. Kaiser

Associate | Washington, D.C. | (202) 887-6952
(202) 887-6952

Mary Kaiser is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Kaiser represents domestic and multinational companies in complex litigation in state and federal courts. In addition, she advises clients on internal and government investigations.

Ms. Kaiser's clients span various sectors from life sciences to computer software. She has experience counseling clients on FCPA issues and merger advice. Ms. Kaiser also has an active pro bono practice. Her experience includes representing clients in asylum, appellate, landlord-tenant, and clemency matters.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Kaiser clerked for the Honorable Marian Blank Horn of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Kaiser received her J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, where she served as an articles editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law and co-president of the Berkeley Law Foundation. She also participated in the Death Penalty Clinic, representing a client on death row in Texas, and the California Asylum Representation Clinic, assisting a Guatemalan asylum-seeker. As a law student, Mary interned for the Honorable Edward Chen at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mary received her B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she pursued an interdisciplinary major focused on literature, history, and politics. Prior to law school, Mary was a staff writer for, covering the 2008 election cycle and appearing on MSNBC to discuss campaign advertising.

Ms. Kaiser is admitted to practice in California, Washington D.C., and before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Representative matters include:

  • Representation of national property management software provider in a lawsuit claiming federal antitrust and state law tort claims against its competitor.
  • Representation of leading multinational semiconductor manufacturing firm as a third party seeking to block the merger of two key suppliers.
  • Representation of Deere & Company in the U.S. Department of Justice litigation relating to its proposed acquisition of Precision Planting LLC's equipment business.
  • Assisting Fortune Top 10 health care provider with subpoena responses in federal and state antitrust investigations in the generic drug industry.
  • Representation of an individual in an FCPA investigation.
  • Providing general antitrust counseling to The Clorox Company.
  • Representation of global auto parts manufacturer in defense of multi-district class actions that resulted from the U.S. Department of Justice's largest ever criminal investigation, involving allegations of price-fixing for certain auto parts.
  • Representation of one of the largest international hospitality corporations worldwide in defense of a putative class action involving claims of ERISA violations by former employees.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 healthcare provider in a state contract dispute related to the provision of Medicaid services.
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