For many years, Morrison & Foerster has been recognized as one of the world's leading law firms handling complex technology transactions.
In fact, we've been referred to as "probably the premier IT practice in the world" by Chambers and Partners. We've also been named the #1 Technology Law Firm by Vault Guide 2014 and the 2015 "Law Firm of the Year" in the United States in Information Technology Law by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers®.
Our clients include many of the most innovative technology companies and recognizable technology brands. We actively assist both established and emerging technology sector clients in creating and leveraging new technology platforms and harnessing evolving business models. We also advise a wide range of companies – many drawn from Fortune 500 – as well as government agencies around the globe on their agreements and projects to implement technology.
Areas of Focus
Working alongside other colleagues in Morrison & Foerster – for example, in our Intellectual Property Group, Patent Group and Corporate Group – our Technology Transactions Group delivers an in-depth knowledge of technology law across borders and industrial sectors.
Our key focus areas include:
We recognize that the technology market is multifaceted. Much of our added value to our clients derives from our understanding of how technology makes a difference within a particular sector or industry, and how industry-specific practices and regulations affect the implementation of technology solutions.
Over decades, we have invested significant resources in developing market-leading technology law expertise in a number of different sectors:
Our clients consider us their trusted advisers for their most sensitive and important technology and commercial transactions – both when they acquire, develop or adopt new technologies and IP assets, and when they commercialize, divest, or monetize technology and IP assets.
We operate at the intersection of technology, commerce, regulation and the law. We help clients anticipate and overcome legal and regulatory obstacles and implement mutually successful relationships with their partners and customers.
Our clients rely on us to identify proactively any legal and commercial risks, mitigate problems and safeguard their interests; at the same time, count on us to implement key business plans, stay ahead of market trends and increase the bottom line.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2016 Law Firm of the Year: Information Technology Law (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) National: Technology Law (Tier 1) National: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) Los Angeles: Technology Law (Tier 1) New York City: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) San Francisco: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: Technology Law (Tier 2)
Chambers Global 2016 Global: Data Protection Global: Outsourcing Global: TMT USA: Outsourcing
Chambers USA 2016 National: Outsourcing California: IT & Outsourcing New York: Technology & Outsourcing Washington, D.C.: Technology & Outsourcing
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 Asia-Pacific Region: Technology, Media, Telecoms China: Technology, Media, Telecoms: International Firms
Chambers UK 2017 UK-wide: Outsourcing London: Information Technology
Chambers Europe 2016 Germany: TMT: Media
Legal 500 US 2016 Data Protection & Privacy Outsourcing Technology Transactions
Legal 500 UK 2016 IT & Telecoms Commercial Contracts
Legal 500 Germany 2017 Media: Entertainment Telecommunications Information Technology and Outsourcing: Data Protection
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017 China: Foreign Firms: Technology, Media & Telecoms Hong Kong: Technology, Media & Telecoms Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures Japan: Technology, Media & TelecomsSingapore: Foreign Firms: Technology, Media & Telecoms
Corporate INTL Global Awards 2016 Technology & Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year in New York
Vault Guide 2014 #1 Technology Law Firm
Blockchain + Smart Contracts Resource Center
Internet of Things (IoT) Resources
Information Technology “Law Firm of the Year” U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2015
“They are very willing to invest time to understand our business and our issues and not come up with a cookie-cutter solution. They impress us with their knowledge of the business and the personal relationship.” Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016
“There are many firms with perfectly good expertise in these areas, but what sets Morrison & Foerster apart is the directness, clarity and concision of the advice.” Chambers Global 2016
“They are incredibly responsive, but what I really like is that the group has the deepest knowledge of the intersect between commercial and IT law. That's rare to find in a person, let alone an entire group.” Chambers USA 2015
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