Morrison & Foerster's MoFo Perspectives Podcast is a great way to keep up with the latest legal developments in an easily accessible audio format. You can subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. You can also listen to individual episodes below.
In this episode Mike Ward, head of the firm’s Life Sciences group, discusses applying AI and data science to the fight against COVID-19 focusing on the science with Jean Nguyen, and on legal considerations including privacy and data security with Kristen Mathews; regulatory with Bethany Hills; and commercial transactions with Matt Karlyn.
Natalie Kernisant, Director of D+I, speaks with MoFo litigation associate and former SEO summer Camila Tapernoux and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Director Van Ann Bui about their own unique career paths and why it is critically important for organizations to reimage their talent acquisition practices, with an eye toward removing any unnecessary barriers to inclusive recruiting.
In this episode of Impactful Conversations, Michael Santos, a social enterprise and impact investing associate in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office, interviews Bulbul Gupta, the president and CEO of Pacific Community Ventures (PCV), a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) fund based in Oakland, California.
In this episode Mike Ward, head of the firm’s Life Sciences group, discusses the unique aspects of the health crisis on the science, with Jim Mullen; the regulatory framework, with Bethany Hills; the commercial transactions, with Matt Karlyn; and the privacy and data security considerations with Kristen Mathews.
In this episode of Diversity in Practice, Natalie Kernisant, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, sits down with MoFo partner and Women’s Strategy Committee co-chair, Stacey Sprenkel and the founder of Krishtel Coaching, Rudhir Krishtel to discuss mental health and the importance of self-care and well-being in the legal profession.
In this MoFo Perspectives podcast, litigation partner Alexis Amezcua speaks with trial titan Arturo González about his extensive experience handling civil rights cases involving police misconduct, the policy reforms that have resulted from those cases, and what he thinks needs to happen to establish true equality in the eyes of the law.
In this episode of Impactful Conversations, Susan Mac Cormac, the chair of MoFo’s Energy and Social Enterprise and Impact Investing practices, interviews Andrew Macintosh, the COO and CFO of the March Fund—a tech fund focused on the development of food and health solutions that support the sustainable food supply chain and optimize health outcomes.
In this episode of Impactful Conversations, Shai Kalansky, a San Diego-based associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Group, interviews Scott Jacobs, the CEO and co-founder of Generate Capital, a leading sustainable infrastructure platform, delivering affordable, reliable resource solutions to companies, communities, and cities.
In part one of this special Wetmore Fellow subseries, Fellow Adam Smith hosts a discussion with MoFo Partner David Newman and Attorney Recruiting Director Nicole Wanzer about how the firm navigated a virtual work environment while continuing to serve and support our clients and summers. Fellows Kacyn Fujii, Erica Pena, and SEO Fellow, Oliver Green, later join the conversation to discuss their experience as summer associates.
In part two of this Diversity in Practice podcast series on speaking to kids about race, we continue our conversation with the founders of Raising Compassionate Leaders, Denica Gordon-Mandel and Christina Johnson. In this session, the speakers discuss the unnerving situation of having to have “The Talk” with young children of color about the possibility of being singled out, simply because of the color of their skin.
In part one of this Diversity in Practice podcast discussion on speaking to your kids about race, MoFo’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion Natalie Kernisant and Director of Attorney Development and Women’s Initiatives Janet Stone Herman are joined by the founders of Raising Compassionate Leaders, Denica Gordon-Mandel and Christina Johnson.
In part two of our Diverse in Practice podcast discussion on allyship, MoFo’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion Natalie Kernisant sits down with partner and ally Dario de Martino to discuss how his cultural identity and background have contributed to his practice, and why he feels that it is more important than ever to become an active participant in advocating for marginalized groups.
In the first episode of our new Diversity in Practice podcast series, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Natalie Kernisant sits down with Terra Winston of Next Step Partners to discuss what steps we can take toward being an effective ally and how allyship differs from mentorship and other forms of advocacy.
In this episode of MoFo Perspectives, MoFo partner and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force head David Newman speaks with fellow partners and task force members Miriam Wugmeister, Janie Schulman, and Eric McCrath, to discuss the latest findings in the firm’s Impact Survey: COVID-19 and Easing of Stay-at-Home Orders.
In this episode of Impactful Conversations, Michael Santos, a social-enterprise- and impact-investing associate in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office, interviews Rodney Foxworth, the CEO of Common Future. Based in Oakland, California, Common Future tackles wealth inequality nation-wide by focusing on the needs of communities that have been the most negatively impacted by injustice, extraction, and exploitation.
In this episode of Impactful Conversations as a part of MoFo Perspectives, Jesse Finfrock, a San Francisco-based associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Group, meets with Ken Doctor, the founder of Lookout Local, to discuss how he has incorporated Lookout Local’s mission into its corporate form in electing to become a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC).
In this special shelter-in-place edition of “Impactful Conversations” podcast, MoFo fund-formation lawyer Sean Byrne interviews Buckhill Capital General Partner Henrik Jones about collaborating with MoFo to create a new investment term, the Carried Interest by Verified Impact Calculations (CIVIC).
Gareth Rees QC and Howard Morris discuss critical steps corporate senior management must consider now with regulators circling to pass judgement.
London Lawyers Alistair Maughan and Edward Downer share, explore and discuss the current issues faced by our clients during the COVID-19 Pandemic.