November 17, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Faces of MoFo: Astrid Menendez-Muharram

Editors’ Note: As part of our ongoing Faces of MoFo series, we interviewed Astrid Menendez-Muharram, an associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice.  When did you first realize that you wanted to practice law? While originally intending to pursue a career in the finance/corporate industry, I realized that the market was oversaturated at the time and ...›

October 28, 2021MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Assists CASE Force with Implementation of US$1 billion California Rebuilding Fund; includes 778 funded loans totaling US$50 million given to small businesses

To help small businesses in California navigate the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Small Business Enterprise Task Force (“CASE Force”), a public-private consortium of legal, financial, and nonprofit professionals, created the US$1 billion California Rebuilding Fund (the “Fund”).  A team from MoFo led the development and implementation of the Fund, a public-private ...›

October 15, 2021MoFo Community

Morrison & Foerster Partners With Equal Justice Works to Support Recent Law School Graduates With A Passion For Public Service

Since 2000, The Morrison & Foerster Foundation has contributed more than $5.4 million in support of Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that creates opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for public service into a lifelong commitment to equal justice. As the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, ...›

October 13, 2021MoFo Diversity

Partner Spotlight: Arturo González

Arturo González is one of the nation’s top trial lawyers and chair of our Commercial Litigation & Trial Practice Group. One federal judge said his “trial advocacy skills were superior,” while a federal magistrate described his trial skills as “phenomenal.” He is sought after by America’s largest companies, in part because of his ability to ...›

September 14, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

MoFo Achieves “Mansfield Certification Plus” Status for 2021

For over 40 years, MoFo has been committed to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while providing an inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. That’s why we’re proud to announce the achievement of “Mansfield Certification Plus” status for 2021, making us one of 23 firms to receive the honor since the launch ...›

August 17, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Black Women in Big Law: How to Win a Seat at the Table

Recently, MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee hosted a candid conversation with three of our Black women partners. The panelists included Washington, D.C. Litigation partner Natalie Fleming Nolen, San Francisco Litigation partner Christin Hill, and Washington, D.C. Finance partner Crystal Kaldjob. New York Litigation senior associate Christina Ademola moderated the discussion. The women met with a number ...›

July 20, 2021MoFo Diversity

MoFo Gets an Introduction to the Research Foundation to Cure AIDS

As part of MoFo’s Pride Month celebration, the firm hosted a special presentation with key members of Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA). While considered an introduction to the organization for many of the virtual presentation’s attendees, MoFo’s relationship with RFTCA goes back a number of years, with our shared mission to find a cure ...›

July 13, 2021MoFo Women

MoFo Women’s Spotlight: Julia Balas, Leonora Shalet, and Christine Wong Discuss Their Paths from Lateral to Partner

Editors’ Note: The Women’s Strategy Committee (WSC) at MoFo comprises both male and female partners and associates who strive to foster women attorneys’ development and professional success. During a recent program hosted by the WSC, Corporate associate Shauna France spoke with three incredible female partners who all joined the firm as lateral attorneys. The women ...›