October 16, 2018MoFo Diversity, MoFo Pro Bono, MoFo Women

National Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Meet San Francisco Partners Alexis Amezcua & Claudia Vetesi

As we reflect on National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re excited to highlight the outstanding pro bono contributions of two of our San Francisco Latina partners, Alexis Amezcua and Claudia Vetesi, whose recent work in El Paso, Texas, assisting migrant families separated at the U.S. – Mexico border, not only embodies MoFo’s values but the passion ...›

October 10, 2018MoFo Diversity, MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Contributes to Landmark Reversal of Hong Kong Immigration Department’s Policy Regarding Rights for Same-Sex Non-Local Dependents

Morrison & Foerster was part of a 31-strong coalition of international financial institutions and law firms which took part in an effort to revise the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s policy regarding non-local dependents’ visa/entry permit eligibility. In the landmark case, QT v. Director of Immigration, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruled unanimously ...›

September 27, 2018MoFo Women

Kudos to Catherine Polizzi on Her Induction into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame

Palo Alto partner Catherine Polizzi has been described as innovative, pragmatic, and incisive when it comes to helping emerging and established companies navigate the world of patents and portfolios. Therefore, it’s only fitting that LMG Life Sciences inducted Catherine into its Hall of Fame on September 12, 2018 in recognition of her exceptional achievements in the life sciences field. ...›

September 19, 2018MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Secures School District Settlement Requiring Major Improvements to Services for Students with Disabilities

New York State’s Mount Vernon School District will be required to significantly improve its compliance rate with laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. These improvements are the product of negotiations by a MoFo pro bono team and their co-counsel, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, settling a suit they filed against ...›

September 13, 2018MoFo Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight: Claudia Vetesi

Editors’ Note: As part of our ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight series, Jolene Geisel, a rising 2L at Vanderbilt Law School, and Meredith Angueira, a rising 2L at Harvard Law School, both of whom are 1L Wetmore Fellows, interviewed San Francisco partner Claudia Vetesi. In the excerpt below, Claudia, whose practice focuses on defense of ...›