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Morrison & Foerster Recognized as One of the Most Innovative Law Firms in North America by the Financial Times

Erin M. Bosman and Tessa J. Schwartz shortlisted for their individual achievements

03 Nov 2021

The Financial Times recognized Morrison & Foerster as one of the Most Innovative Law Firms in North America at its virtual awards ceremony on December 9, 2021. Morrison & Foerster was ranked #8 in the Most Innovative Law Firms in North America — Practice of law category and #14 in the Most Innovative Law Firms in North America — Business of law category in the Financial Times 2021 North America Innovative Lawyers Report.

In addition, Morrison & Foerster was shortlisted in the following five categories:

  • Innovation in People and Skills: Morrison & Forester’s Litigation Department, led by global co-chairs Bradley D. Wine and Tiffany Cheung, partnered with Figure 8 Thinking to develop a design-thinking toolkit.
  • Innovation in Rescue and Recovery: The firm’s pro bono team, led by Suz Mac Cormac, chair of the Energy and Social Enterprise and Impact Investing practice groups, spearheaded the launch of The California Rebuilding Fund.
  • Innovation in Transformational Deals: Morrison & Foerster’s Technology Transactions group, including firmwide managing partner, Tessa J. Schwartz, advised on the IP, privacy, and regulatory aspects of Salesforce’s $27 billion acquisition of Slack.
  • Most Innovative Law Firm Leader: Tessa J. Schwartz has been shortlisted for her innovation and impact within Morrison & Foerster in her role as firmwide managing partner.
  • Most Innovative Legal Practitioner: Erin M. Bosman, co-chair of MoFo’s Class Actions and Mass Torts practice group and a co-founder and co-head of the Artificial Intelligence group, has been shortlisted for her extensive product liability experience and industry leadership.

In partnership with RSGi, founder of the report and award series, FT 2021 North America Innovative Lawyers Report began more than 15 years ago and is dedicated to recognizing the most innovative lawyers, private practice, and in-house legal departments in North America.

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