Press Release

Structured Products Magazine Names Morrison & Foerster Law Firm of the Year for its Innovative Work

06 May 2012

"The team provides outstanding insight, rapid and accurate turnarounds, and have the pulse of the market," from Structured Products magazine

New York (May 4, 2012) – For the fifth time in seven years, Morrison & Foerster LLP has been recognized for its leadership in complex financial products and named "Law Firm of the Year, Americas" by Structured Products magazine.

The firm was recognized for its development of innovative financial products, hybrid securities and structured notes on behalf of clients, both new and existing. "Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has expanded its roster of product providers while neatly incrementing the repeat business it does with its more established clients," noted the magazine's editors. "It is an honor to once again be recognized by this industry magazine for the work done by our Capital Markets and Tax practices," said Morrison & Foerster Chair Keith Wetmore.

The firm was recognized for the breadth and depth of work it has undertaken for new and existing clients. The firm was also cited for its development of educational websites and materials to help financial institutions clients address regulatory changes, including its FrankNDodd website and its KnowFATCA website. "We're pleased to be selected as law firm of the year by Structured Products magazine for the fifth time in seven years," said Morrison & Foerster's James R. Tanenbaum, who heads the Capital Markets practice. Morrison & Foerster recently added skilled attorneys to its Structured Products and Derivatives Group, including Larry Abrams, Brad Berman and James Schwartz.

Structured Products, published by Incisive Media Ltd., is a monthly magazine dedicated to the wholesale market for derivatives-based investment products. It covers the fast-growing market for guaranteed equity products, structured notes, index products, alternative investments and funds of funds. It crosses equity, fixed income, commodity-linked and other sectors. The award was presented on May 3rd in Miami at the Structured Products Americas 2012 conference.

About Morrison & Foerster
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  • Ranked by Chambers USA 2012 as one of the leading derivatives firms
  • Ranked by Chambers Global 2012 as a leading structured finance and derivatives firm
  • Shortlisted for Derivatives Week 2011 Law Firm of the Year
  • Ranked by IFLR1000 2012 as a leading law firm for capital markets
  • Ranked by PLC Which Lawyer? 2012 as a leading derivatives firm >U.S. News & Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2011 ranks the firm as one of the leading Derivatives and Futures Law firms nationally



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