Topic Archives: MoFo Diversity

December 4, 2020MoFo Diversity

Power, Politics, and Perspective: United Shades of America Host W. Kamau Bell Shares His Thoughts on the Issues that Divide Us

How does the way we are raised, our physical appearance, and our social surroundings affect our perspective on other cultures and identities? This is the sort of question that host and stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell hopes to answer on his Emmy Award-winning CNN show United Shades of America. On the program, Kamau visits communities ...›

December 2, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Life

Power, Politics, and Perspective: Inclusive America Co-Founder Mark Hanis on Creating a Government as Diverse as the People

As a lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, MoFo welcomed co-founder of Inclusive America and research fellow with Stanford University’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice Mark Hanis to a virtual discussion hosted by the firm’s Diversity Strategy Committee. This panel was the first in a three-part series called “Power, Politics, and Perspective.” The ...›

December 1, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Life, MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Vets Affinity Group Panel Discussion: Working at MoFo While Serving Our Country

The MoFo Veterans Affinity Group and Diversity Strategy Committee recently co-hosted its first quarterly discussion with partner Stacey Sprenkel, associate Matt Blum, and National Security Analyst Reema Shocair Ali, moderated by litigation law clerk Dave Allman. Washington, D.C. partner and chair of the MoFo Vets Affinity Group Mark Whitaker, also a Navy veteran and co-chair ...›

October 29, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month + The Power of Mentorship

Editors’ Note: As part of MoFo’s celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, San Francisco-based litigation partner and Women’s Strategy Committee co-chair Stacey Sprenkel interviewed her mentee, San Francisco-based Investigations + White Collar Criminal Defense associate Lauren Navarro. As a Latinx attorney at the firm, Lauren spoke with Stacey about her experiences in the legal industry, her ...›

October 14, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Diverse in Practice: Privacy + Data Security

MoFo’s Privacy + Data Security Group is highly regarded for its multidisciplinary approach to providing some of the world’s largest and best-known global enterprises and smaller organizations with actionable, practical advice. With over 100 countries which have enacted their own data protection laws, the firm has ensured that we are strategically positioned to meet clients ...›

October 14, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Meet MoFo’s Privacy + Data Security Lawyers: Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee is a litigation associate in MoFo’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on advising clients on sensitive matters relating to national security, risk, and crisis management, including matters that involve multijurisdictional investigations, congressional oversight, privacy, data security, and significant media attention. Prior to joining MoFo, Whitney practiced as an associate in the Cybersecurity ...›

October 14, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Meet MoFo’s Privacy + Data Security Lawyers: Chris Lyon

Chris Lyon is a partner in MoFo’s Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on helping companies develop privacy and data protection strategies for their products and services, including some of the most cutting-edge technology offerings and developments. Chris advises some of the top Silicon Valley-based companies on how to best leverage their data while also ...›

October 14, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Meet MoFo’s Privacy + Data Security Lawyers: Mercedes Samavi

Mercedes Samavi is an associate in MoFo’s London office. As a member of both the Technology Transactions Group and the Global Privacy Group, she focuses on advising domestic and international clients on matters related to B2B and B2C data protection issues, e-privacy and direct marketing strategies, contract law, intellectual property, outsourcing, and public procurements. Her ...›

October 14, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Meet MoFo’s Privacy + Data Security Lawyers: Nancy Thomas

Nancy Thomas is litigation partner in MoFo’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on consumer class actions and regulatory enforcement, representing clients in high-stakes litigation matters in addition to arbitration and administrative proceedings. She has extensive experience representing clients on a variety of complex matters, including data breach investigations and class actions, as well as ...›