Financial Times and National Law Journal Recognize the Firm’s Innovative Lawyers and Practices

What defines an innovative lawyer?

Morrison & Foerster is a firm of pioneers and original thinkers who partner with clients to find solutions for their biggest business challenges. Throughout the year, MoFo has been recognized by the Financial Times, National Law Journal, and other publications for cutting-edge work.

We are honored by our clients’ trust in our ability to tackle matters of this magnitude. By working together with them, we’re able to achieve results like those below.

Most Innovative Lawyer

The Financial Times honored Morrison & Foerster’s Suz Mac Cormac as the 2015 Most Innovative North American Lawyer. The “overwhelming choice” among this year’s judges, Mac Cormac embodies a sense of “legal innovation [that is] keeping in the spirit of the times.

Suz Mac Cormac


Served as lead advisor to Imprint Capital in its acquisition by Goldman Sachs,one of the deals that brought impact investing – investing for a social, environmental, or educational benefit – into the mainstream.

Led the uniquely structured, long-term project financing for Sikuki Harbor A/S, the owner of the national port of Greenland. The FT called the transaction a “standout,” the highest possible commendation, in its 2015 North America Innovative Lawyer report.


Intellectual Property and Life Sciences

Achieved a landmark win in the closely watched first case to decide two key issues in the Affordable Care Act’s Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, the law that provided a pathway for the FDA to review drug makers’ applications to sell biosimilars.

IP and Life Sciences

Cyber Security & Data Privacy

Represented Target on its data breach that involved the theft of information for up to 70 million consumers. Also wrote the treatise “Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to Federal and State Law and Compliance” and “Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to International Law and Compliance.”



As a pro bono project, created a reverse auction to raise funds for BirdReturns, a program that incentivizes rice farmers in California to create artificial wetlands for local birds.

Served as lead counsel for the largest air pollution project in U.S. history to control windblown particulates from the dried Owens Lake bed, caused by the diversion of water by the Los Angeles Aqueduct.


We also have pioneers who have been recognized for their role in landmark antitrust victories and key regulatory processes.

To see more about what we’re doing and the advice that we can provide, see our publications.

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