Topic Archives: MoFo Diversity

July 11, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Shows That Pride is Universal

Although New York was the city chosen to host the 5th annual WorldPride celebration, MoFo offices all around the world showed that Pride is truly universal. This year’s WorldPride coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, considered to be one of the most significant events in the battle for gay liberation and LGBTQ+ ...›

June 27, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Proud: Brian Bates

With over 30 years of experience, London partner Brian Bates is known as the go-to practitioner when it comes to issuer-side cross-border placement representation. His practice focuses on representing clients in a range of financial transactions, from private debt and equity placements to high yield offerings, bank finance products, and mezzanine and leveraged buyout financings. Brian recently spoke to us about his experience as a diverse lawyer and what Pride Month means to him. ...›

June 26, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Hosts a Conversation with Stonewall Inn’s Stacy Lentz

In celebration of Pride Month, MoFo hosted an illuminating presentation by long-time LGBTQ+ rights activist and co-owner of the historic Stonewall Inn Stacy Lentz. On June 12, 2019, attendees in the firm’s New York office — and those watching via live-stream across the firm’s U.S. offices — listened in as Stacy spoke about the history ...›

June 25, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Proud: Sue Borschel

Northern Virginia of counsel Sue Borschel has over 20 years of legal, operations, and comptroller experience working with private and military matrix organizations. She recently spoke to us about her experience as a diverse lawyer and what Pride Month means to her. ...›

June 20, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Proud: John Smith

John Smith is co-head of Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice, and a member of the Global Risk + Crisis Management Group and Investigations + White Collar Defense Group. Prior to joining the firm in July 2018, John served as Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he played a central role in developing, implementing, and enforcing U.S. government sanctions requirements. ...›

June 19, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo San Francisco Hosts Out Leadership’s Board Fit Workshop

On June 6, 2019, MoFo’s San Francisco office welcomed over 30 legal professionals and corporate senior leaders to Out Leadership’s Board Fit Workshop. Since 2014, MoFo has been a member of Out Leadership, a global LGBTQ+ business network dedicated to helping leaders and organizations realize economic growth and talent dividends derived from inclusive business. This ...›

June 18, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Proud: Sarah Davis

San Francisco litigation associate Sarah Davis is as fierce when it comes to defending consumer class actions and regulatory actions as she is advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and marriage equality. Her practice focuses on financial services and consumer litigation, and she also maintains an active pro bono practice. She recently spoke to us about her experience as a diverse lawyer and what Pride Month means to her. ...›

June 13, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Proud: Adam Brauner

Los Angeles associate Adam Brauner has extensive experience across all phases of litigation covering a broad range of employment law issues. His practice particularly focuses on defending small businesses, government entities, and multinational corporations in complex class actions and wage-and-hour disputes. He recently spoke to us about his experience as a diverse lawyer and what Pride Month means to him. ...›

June 11, 2019MoFo Diversity, MoFo Life

Welcoming the 2019 Wetmore Fellows

MoFo’s newest class of summer Wetmore Fellows were welcomed to the firm with a kickoff event in our New York office on May 17. The annual kickoff is designed to provide each new class of Fellows with an opportunity to get oriented with each other and the returning Fellows, learn more about some of the ...›

June 6, 2019MoFo Diversity

MoFo Proud: Michael Steel

San Francisco partner Michael Steel is recognized as one of California’s top environmental lawyers. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance issues, crisis management, dispute resolution, and litigation spanning a wide range of environmental disciplines. He recently spoke to us about his experience as a diverse lawyer and what Pride Month means to him. ...›