Topic Archives: MoFo Diversity

May 26, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Faces of MoFo: Rose Lee

Editors’ Note: As part of our ongoing Faces of MoFo series Rose Lee, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice, discusses her Asian heritage and how it played a role in her career path, eventually leading her to call MoFo home. My grandmother was born in Japanese Taiwan in 1925. She wasn’t able to finish school ...›

May 21, 2021MoFo Diversity

Diversity in Practice: Responding to the Rise in Anti-Asian Discrimination

As part of MoFo’s effort to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Natalie Kernisant welcomes California Assemblyman David Chiu and MoFo Litigation Partner Bonnie Lau to the podcast to take a hard look at the recent rise in anti-Asian discrimination and how misinformation, fear, and racist political rhetoric tied ...›

May 20, 2021MoFo Diversity

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet the Technology Transactions Lawyers Leading The Way For MoFo Boston & New York

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we asked members of MoFo’s Technology Transactions Group from across our offices to share their thoughts on the month-long celebration, their advice for the next generation of law students, and why they feel diversity is crucial to providing innovative solutions for our clients. Established in February 2019, our Boston ...›

Partner Spotlight: Janet Xiao 

Janet Xiao is a corporate partner in MoFo’s Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on worldwide patent procurement, patent portfolio management, and strategic planning for life sciences companies. She is the head of firm’s China Life Sciences Group and is among the very few IP attorneys in the world equipped with solid skills in both ...›

March 29, 2021MoFo Diversity

Celebrating the Power of Women: Filmmaker Shola Lynch on Shirley Chisholm’s Unlikely Candidacy for President

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, MoFo hosted a special presentation with award-winning documentary filmmaker Shola Lynch. San Francisco Litigation Partner Christin Hill introduced Shola, who is best known for the feature documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a first-hand account of college professor turned FBI fugitive Angela Davis, and the Peabody ...›

March 24, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

MoFo Women’s Spotlight: Deanne Maynard, Lisa Phelan, and Jina Choi on Going from the U.S. Government to Big Law

Editors’ Note: MoFo’s Women’s Strategy Committee (WSC) 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, Washington, D.C.-based litigation associate Vanshika Vij spoke with three MoFo women partners who held leadership positions in the U.S. Government prior to ...›

March 17, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Faces of MoFo: Jocelyn Greer

Editors’ Note: As part of our ongoing Faces of MoFo series, Jocelyn Greer, an associate in the firm’s Securities Litigation and Investigation + White Collar Defense Practices, discusses her career path and what led her to call MoFo home. When did you first realize that you wanted to practice law? I don’t have any people in ...›

March 16, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Pro Bono

NAACP LDF Assistant Counsel Cara McClellan on Racially Disproportionate Discipline in Our Schools  

 MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee recently hosted a special panel presentation to round out our celebration of Black History Month, featuring NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) Assistant Counsel Cara McClellan. Prior to joining LDF, Cara’s career path included teaching middle school with Teach America, and clerking in the United States District Court for the ...›


The Honorable Rita F. Lin was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as a Superior Court Judge for the County of San Francisco, State of California, in 2018. Judge Lin is currently assigned to the criminal courthouse, presiding over felony and misdemeanor criminal trials. Before that, for the last two years, she presided over ...›