Morrison Foerster’s San Francisco partner Justin Haan and Hong Kong partner Maureen Ho have been recognized by Law360 as 2023 Rising Stars. The annual feature recognizes the profession’s top legal talent under the age of 40. Winners were selected based on their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines.
Justin Haan, a partner in the firm’s Technology Transactions Group, advises leading technology industry pioneers to help them navigate their most critical IP and technology needs. His practice focuses on transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, including licensing arrangements, technology transfers, and joint development activities. Justin structures, drafts, and negotiates a wide range of commercial agreements, including software and content licenses, service agreements, reseller arrangements, and collaboration, manufacturing, supply, and distribution agreements. He advises clients on the development, procurement, and commercialization of cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, semiconductors, cloud computing services, autonomous vehicles, and unmanned aircraft systems. Justin’s experience includes advising OpenAI, Autodesk, Meta, Salesforce, SoftBank, Unity, and many others on the IP aspects of complex projects involving cutting-edge technologies and fast-evolving areas of law. He also serves on the firm’s AI industry committee, where he helps lead and collaborate with attorneys across multiple practices on the rapid advances of generative AI.
Maureen Ho, partner in the firm’s global Private Equity practice, focuses on advising private equity and real estate funds and financial and corporate investors on all aspects of their investment cycles, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, infrastructure investments, and joint ventures, as well as pre-IPO investments, bolt-on acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. Maureen also represents clients in corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, and general corporate matters. This recognition is the latest in a series of honors that Maureen has received for her involvement in game-changing M+A and PE deals. She was recently honored by Asian Legal Business on its 2023 list of Hong Kong’s Rising Stars, and named a Rising Star in the Asia-Pacific region by International Financial Law Review for the second consecutive year. Additionally, Maureen was recognized by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022-2023 and shortlisted as a Future Leader, Gender Diversity at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Asia-Pacific Awards in 2020.
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