The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has recognized partner Bonnie Lau with its 2020 Best Under 40 Award. The award highlights individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor—be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics—and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian Pacific American civic or community affairs.
Bonnie, an antitrust litigation partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office, has a track record of outstanding professional achievements and an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion. A dynamic litigator, Bonnie has defended dozens of class actions, multidistrict litigations, and enforcement proceedings in federal and state courts across the country, focusing primarily on antitrust, unfair competition, RICO, and intellectual property claims. She recently served as lead trial counsel for a Japanese technology and manufacturing client in an antitrust price-fixing cartel class action in the Northern District of California. Bonnie leverages her almost 15 years of experience in civil and criminal antitrust litigation and investigations to advise clients across a range of industries that face government scrutiny, including technology, healthcare, and manufacturing.
Outside of her litigation work, Bonnie is a leader on diversity and inclusion and devotes herself to advancing Asian Pacific American and D&I issues in the legal community. This year, she is serving as co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Network for NAPABA and chair of the Alumni Executive Council for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). She has championed ambitious racial justice initiatives to promote equal administration of the law, combat systemic racism, and promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.