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Morrison & Foerster named a finalist in three categories for Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards North America

Alexis Amezcua and Bonnie Lau have been shortlisted in recognition of their individual achievements

19 Apr 2022

Morrison & Foerster has been shortlisted and named a finalist in the “Outstanding Firm” for Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America. In addition, MoFo partners Alexis Amezcua and Bonnie Lau have been shortlisted and listed as finalists for the “Outstanding Contributions” and “Lawyer of the Year” categories, respectively. These awards shine a spotlight on firms and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the United States and Canada.

At Morrison & Foerster, we firmly believe that our differences make us stronger and more valuable in our work for our clients, in our advocacy, and in our support of the communities we serve both locally and globally. Formed in 2003, MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee (DSC) supports a variety of internal diversity, LGBTQ+, and women’s initiatives, programs, and groups designed to recruit, train, mentor, and retain diverse lawyers and staff.

Alexis Amezcua has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Strategy Committee and is the past Litigation Hiring Partner for the San Francisco office. She is also a founding member of MoFo’s Latinx and Women of Color affinity groups. Alexis is also involved in the community, and is a former board member of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She is presently a board member of California Change Lawyers, an organization focused on diversifying California’s legal profession. Alexis was also recently named a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine.

Bonnie Lau is a leader on diversity and inclusion and devotes herself to advancing and creating opportunities for diverse, women, and LGBTQ+ attorneys. This year, she serves as co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Network for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), co-chair of the Board of Directors of the ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Women.Connected, and outgoing chair of the Alumni Executive Council for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). She has helped create innovative programs to promote retention and advancement of diverse attorneys, including the LCLD Sustainable Partnerships Program to help diverse junior law firm partners develop authentic client relationships, and General Counsel Mentoring Circles for General Counsel to receive peering mentoring from each other and a network of retired General Counsels. Bonnie was also recently named to the National Association of Women Lawyers’ (NAWL) Rising List for 2022, and was recognized as a 2021 Top Antitrust Lawyer by the Daily Journal.

This year’s winners will be announced on June 9, 2022. To view the shortlist, please visit the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America website.

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