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Vault Ranks Morrison & Foerster # 1 Diversity Nationwide for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth consecutive year, Morrison & Foerster has been ranked No. 1 in Diversity nationwide by the independent research company Vault in its 2005-2006 legal survey. The Firm also ranked No. 1 nationally for Diversity With Respect to Minorities, No. 3 With Respect to Women, and No. 5 With Respect to Gays & Lesbians. Vault further ranked the Firm in a number of Quality of Life categories.

About the Firm, Vault noted: "Morrison & Foerster has always had a reputation for being a humane and diverse place to work. In 2005, the Firm was ranked No. 4 in terms of diversity in the Minority Law Journal, No. 7 by Multicultural Magazine, No. 3 by Diversity and the Bar Magazine, and No. 1 by Vault in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 -- a remarkable record."

Several of Morrison & Foerster's legal practices were also noted by Vault in their 2005 survey. The Firm's Technology practice was ranked No. 2 in the country, and its Intellectual Property practice was ranked No. 4. Vault also ranked the Firm's California practice as among the Top 2 Best in the Region for Northern California and, separately, the Top 5 Best in Region for Southern California.

Vault's independent research summarized the Firm as follows: "[Morrison & Foerster] is considered a legal powerhouse, especially in all aspects of litigation and transactional work for IP, finance, and technology clients around the world."

Vault, founded in 1997, is dedicated to revealing what life is like at the nation's top companies and industries through independently conducted surveys in over 24 different industries, from accounting to venture capital. Fortune magazine recently called Vault "The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search." It's numerous industry rankings and insider tips can be found at





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