The Financial Times has recognized Morrison & Foerster as the winner of the Practice of Law: Multidisciplinary Teams category in its 2020 North America Innovative Lawyers Report. The recognition focuses on the firm’s Food + Agriculture Industry team, which is distinguished by holistic expertise from farm to point-of-sale to table, integrating lawyering for the future of food across the supply chain, including climate and conditions for agriculture, the production of food, and the consumer experience. Financial Times announced the winners during a virtual awards ceremony on December 10, 2020. Partner, Suz Mac Cormac, engaged in a panel discussion with fellow legal practitioners to address how lawyers are using tools, from technology to behavioral science, to evolve and keep pace with the changing world.
MoFo’s Food + Agriculture Industry team, led by partners Michael Ward, Mitchell Presser, and Suz Mac Cormac, delivers innovative business-minded solutions to help clients feed a rapidly growing global population. The group advises public and private companies, entrepreneurs, and investors on strategies to mitigate climate risk, reduce carbon, maximize social and environmental impacts, and ensure agriculture and climate technologies are implemented at scale and safeguarded by strong intellectual property protection. The group also helps clients in the food and agriculture industry engage in transformational growth and change through acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial contracts and licensing arrangements, and attracting capital.
This year the Financial Times and its long-term research partner RSG Consulting took a new approach to the research, rankings, and editorials in the report, focusing on the trends that are changing the legal industry and the practice of law.