Topic Archives: MoFo Women

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 ...›

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 ...›

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 26, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Leonora Shalet

Leonora Shalet is a Corporate partner in MoFo’s New York office. Her practice focuses on advising clients on fund formation, structuring, and ongoing operational needs, including general securities law matters, and regulatory and compliance issues. She has over a decade of international experience in investment management matters, specifically related to private credit or private equity ...›

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 19, 2021MoFo Women

Celebrating the Powerful Women Leading the Way for MoFo

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the many economic, political, and social achievements of women. Each year, a theme is chosen to highlight and celebrate the contributions of women. This year’s theme, “Valiant Women and the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced” recognizes the battle for women’s suffrage and is a continuation of 2020’s ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Theresa Foudy

Theresa Foudy is a Litigation partner in MoFo’s New York office. Her practice focuses on representing Chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, private equity sponsors, independent directors, and distressed investors through all stages of bankruptcy litigation. She has worked on many of the United States’ largest and most complex bankruptcy ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Crystal Kaldjob

Crystal Kaldjob is co-chair of MoFo’s FinTech practice and a Financial Services partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on advising financial services clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional issues. This includes advising clients, ranging from merchants and fintech companies to banks and other financial institutions, on matters involving strategic ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Haimavathi Marlier

Haimavathi (Haima) Marlier, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Senior Trial Counsel, is partner in MoFo’s Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense groups. Her practice focuses on representing public companies and financial services providers in internal and government investigations, SEC enforcement proceedings, securities class actions, and complex commercial litigation. ...›