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The 2021 NLJ Awards: Professional Excellence – Pro Bono Hot List

National Law Journal

25 Oct 2021

Morrison & Foerster was featured as one of 10 firms honored on the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List for 2021, a recognition celebrating lawyers and their work in the legal field.

The publication recognized the firm for an unwavering commitment to pro bono efforts worldwide, including winning a ground-breaking decision that U.S. Customs and Border Protection was violating the Constitution when detaining migrants and securing the reinstatement of executives at the U.S. Agency for Global Media who were retaliated against because of complaints about the politicization of a previously non-political agency.

In 2020, MoFo lawyers dedicated a collective 95,000 hours of their time to pro bono matters, including challenging laws in Texas and Louisiana that trample on reproductive rights, working to prevent the mistreatment of people with mental illness in Connecticut prisons, and fighting race discrimination against middle school girls in New York.

“Pro bono should be integral to the practice of every lawyer at MoFo, from summer associates to partners near retirement, and should serve every kind of client,” said Jennifer Brown.

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