The Information Technology (IT) industry is hard to define, but by any definition, Morrison & Foerster is a leading law firm for IT companies. We work with some of the most innovative and successful IT entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors from around the world, including EchoStar, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Kleiner Perkins, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Pioneer, SoftBank, SprintNextel, Thomson Electric, and Time Warner.

To meet client needs, our business and litigation attorneys are located in the major information technology markets and centers of influence, including California, Washington, D.C., New York, London, Tokyo, and China. When legal issues are shaped by sophisticated technical issues, as they often are, we have the technical expertise to develop a deep understanding of virtually any existing or cutting-edge technology. With the largest patent practice of any full-service law firm, we have more than 90 attorneys and agents with advanced technical degrees in computer engineering, electrical engineering, material sciences, information systems, chemistry, and many other related technical fields.

We have particularly broad and deep global expertise in the following IT-related industries:

Communications Technology


Internet, Media & Entertainment



ALM: In-House Law Departments at Leading Technology Companies
Go-To Law Firm: Technology Companies: Corporate Transactions

Chambers Global 2015
Global: Outsourcing
Global: TMT
USA: Outsourcing

Chambers Asia 2015
China: TMT: International Firms
Asia-Pacific Region: TMT

Chambers Europe 2015
Europe-wide: Data Protection
Germany: TMT: Media

Chambers UK 2015
London: Information Technology
UK-wide: Outsourcing

Chambers USA 2015
National: Outsourcing
California: IT and Outsourcing
New York: Technology & Outsourcing
Washington, D.C.: Technology & Outsourcing

GC California
Commercial Transactions
IP Transactions
Licensing Transactions

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015
China: TMT: Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: TMT

Legal 500 UK 2014
IT and Telecoms
Media & Entertainment

Legal 500 US 2015
National: Patent Licensing
National: Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
National: Technology Transactions
National: Technology: Outsourcing

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2015
Los Angeles: Technology Law (Tier 1)
New York: Information Technology Law (Tier 1)
New York: 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 1)

Here is what they say about us:

“They understand the need to deliver practical and creative solutions that provide appropriate resolutions and advance the business issues.”
(Chambers USA 2015)

2012 Mergers + Acquisitions Annual Review
#1 Technology Law Firm
Vault Guide 2014

“They understand the need to deliver practical and creative solutions that provide appropriate resolutions and advance the business issues.”
(Chambers USA 2015)

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