San Francisco, July 12, 2006 – Morrison & Foerster has announced that Haren Bhatt has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bhatt will be responsible for all areas of finance and accounting, and will participate with senior management in corporate planning and development for the firm. He brings to Morrison & Foerster more than thirty years of financial management experience. Mr. Bhatt will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He replaces Bill Twomey who retired earlier this year.
"We are very pleased to have someone with Haren’s extensive financial background and international experience join our management team," said Keith C. Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster. "His experience and financial leadership positions us well for accomplishing our next set of strategic goals and corporate growth."
"Morrison & Foerster is clearly committed to the best possible performance and to making continual improvements in the service of its clients. I look forward to helping the firm achieve those goals," said Mr. Bhatt.
Mr. Bhatt served as Global Finance Director at Ernst & Young, where he had been since 1972. Previously, among other positions he has held within Ernst & Young, he was the Director of Finance and Administration for the General Counsel’s Office. Mr. Bhatt received his B.S. from Bombay University in India, and his M.B.A. from St. John’s University.