Morrison & Foerster tries more cases on a regular basis than most large law firms. Our current team of trial lawyers has first-chaired more than 750 jury trials across the country. In addition, we have tried hundreds of cases to arbitrators and administrative bodies.
We have four members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and six Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Trial Preparation Philosophy
In an ideal world, all of our clients’ cases would be resolved without a trial. Litigation and trials, in particular, are stressful and expensive. From the moment we begin working on a case, we are looking for ways to resolve the dispute. The most cost-effective way to achieve our clients’ goals is to prepare each case as if it were going to trial. We focus on the key issues, witnesses, and documents at the outset so our clients can assess their case strengths and weaknesses early on. If a matter does not settle, this planning leaves us well positioned to present our client’s case to a judge or jury.
Our trial attorneys have one mission—to achieve the best results for our clients. We do this in two ways: (1) training our lawyers to have the skills essential to successfully trying a case, and (2) managing our resources and experiences so that we efficiently and effectively prepare for trial. We are able to staff our cases with trial teams that reflect the diversity of the jurors who will decide our clients’ cases because of our long-standing commitment to recruiting, training, and advancing women and lawyers of color.
Recent Trial Experience
Leading Trial Lawyers We have four members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and six fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL).
U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers In the 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings, we ranked in the Top Tier nationwide in 14 litigation practice areas: Antitrust Litigation, Appellate, Banking & Finance Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Patent Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Tax Litigation.
Chambers USA In 2017, we received 21 practice rankings, in addition to our New York practice being named “Highly Regarded” for General Commercial Litigation.
Chambers Asia Pacific In 2017, we were ranked in the Top Tier in Japan for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.
Legal 500 US In 2017, we received over 50 practice rankings with Arturo González also being recognized among the leading trial lawyers in America.
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific In 2017, we were ranked in the Top Tier for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.
Best Lawyers in America In 2017, over 50 of our litigators were recommended among the best in the nation.
Here is what they say about us:
Chambers USA 2017
“They have really been a great strategic partner for us, they have gone above and beyond.”
“They combine intellectual firepower with a tremendous investigative and analytical ability, and they are brilliant on the tactical and strategic level.”
“They are considered one of the top firms in this practice area, the civil class action side in particular.”
Legal 500 US 2017
“Clients praise Morrison & Foerster LLP for its ‘subject matter expertise and clear communication with clients’, calling it ‘outstanding in all respects.’”
BTI Names MoFo a Top 10 Litigation Powerhouse
Arturo González Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Michèle Corash Named American Lawyer Litigator of the Week
Rachel Krevans and Grant Esposito Share Spotlight as American Lawyer Litigators of the Week
NLJ Names Jamie Levitt a "Winning" Litigator
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