Topic Archives: MoFo Women

September 14, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

MoFo Achieves “Mansfield Certification Plus” Status for 2021

For over 40 years, MoFo has been committed to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while providing an inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. That’s why we’re proud to announce the achievement of “Mansfield Certification Plus” status for 2021, making us one of 23 firms to receive the honor since the launch ...›

August 17, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Black Women in Big Law: How to Win a Seat at the Table

Recently, MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee hosted a candid conversation with three of our Black women partners. The panelists included Washington, D.C. Litigation partner Natalie Fleming Nolen, San Francisco Litigation partner Christin Hill, and Washington, D.C. Finance partner Crystal Kaldjob. New York Litigation senior associate Christina Ademola moderated the discussion. The women met with a number ...›

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 ...›