Morrison & Foerster is no stranger to complex, high-stakes disputes. Our clients, whether they are Fortune 100 multinationals or early-stage tech companies, turn to us for help with their most difficult legal issues. We work closely with them to understand their businesses, identify potential areas of legal exposure, devise strategies to manage risk, and, where appropriate, resolve disputes short of trial.
If it comes to trial, Morrison & Foerster litigators win. Our clients have prevailed in hundreds of cases before judges and juries. We have 120 lawyers with first-chair trial experience, and 13 members of the most elite U.S. trial organizations: the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Our 400 litigators include some of the top trial and appellate lawyers in the U.S., Japan, China, and the UK, with leading practitioners in intellectual property, securities, commercial litigation, antitrust, white-collar criminal defense, product liability, class actions, unfair competition, financial services, trade secrets, privacy, and employment litigation. Our clients include such leading companies as Apple, Bank of America, Bayer Corporation, Clorox, EchoStar, Gap, JPMorgan Chase, McKesson Corporation, Novartis, Oracle, Target, U.S. Bank, and Yahoo! Our team includes more than 150 lawyers with technical degrees and experience as engineers and other technical professionals. This experience provides our clients with a competitive edge in analyzing claims and defenses with respect to technology, life sciences, financial services, and consumer products.
Our firm is consistently ranked as one of the top litigation practices in the country by The American Lawyer, the Chambers guides, The National Law Journal, and Benchmark Litigation. The U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” ranks the firm in the top tier nationally in 12 separate litigation practices. We are also the only law firm to have four lawyers on the National Law Journal's annual "Winning" list four years running. That's four different trial lawyers from one of the deepest litigation benches in the world.
Law360Litigation Powerhouse 2016
Chambers USA 2016 “Their best qualities are a high degree of skill and they're excellent litigators that know their audience.”
Chambers Asia 2016 “They were amazing. They understood the clients’ work, the response rate is fast and their work content was also wonderful.”
Chambers USA 2015 “They are able to staff any matter appropriately so they can bring in huge resources whether that be back office or front office support, the right research, or the right drafting.”
Legal 500 US 2016 “They do an outstanding job at gaining knowledge of their clients’ industries and the specifics of their businesses.”
Legal 500 US 2015 “Rated very highly for their business acumen and provision of practical, straightforward advice that helps the client address real-world business problems.”
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