Tessa Schwartz spoke to Law360 about the firm being recognized as a California Powerhouse for 2021.
Morrison & Foerster was one of five firms recognized as part of Law360’s Regional Powerhouses Series, recognizing law firms in California that had exceptional achievements in the past year.
“We’re really known as a technology firm,” Tessa said. “We’ve played significant roles in intellectual property litigation matters and technology mergers and acquisitions. That’s probably what we’re most known for.”
With roots deep in California and a culture of connecting to the community, Tessa said, Morrison & Foerster attorneys spend a lot of time — 39,000 hours over the past 12 months — engaged in pro bono work and coming up with ways to support those who call the Golden State home.
“The firm and attorneys who work here have a devotion to the community that I think is unique,” Tessa said. “The firm is very focused on its values, and I think that’s why we attract the people we do.”
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