Topic Archives: MoFo Pro Bono

May 15, 2019MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Pro Bono: Imagine New Beginnings

MoFo is thrilled to unveil its updated pro bono web pages in concert with our new spotlight video, Imagine: New Beginnings Made Possible Through Pro Bono. The reimagined web pages invite you to explore MoFo’s long history of helping pro bono clients all around the globe, our commitment to protecting the environment, recent accolades and ...›

May 9, 2019MoFo Pro Bono

Providing Pro Bono Legal Advice to NYC Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, MoFo hosted a WE Legal pro bono legal clinic for entrepreneurs, sponsored by Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC), an initiative created by the New York City Department of Small Business Services to help women start and grow their businesses. WE Legal clinics offer entrepreneurs one-on-one, free legal advice across the ...›

April 4, 2019MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Takes a Stand Against Housing Discrimination

In October 2018, a MoFo pro bono team—led by senior counsel Brian Busey and associate Timothy Gallivan, along with co-counsel from the WLC—were successful in winning a motion for summary judgment on behalf of the ERC in its housing discrimination claim against Belmont Crossing Apartments, LLC and Oakmont Management Group, LLC (“Defendants”). ...›

February 20, 2019MoFo Pro Bono, MoFo Women

Kudos to Suz Mac Cormac on Her Commitment to Addressing Climate Change

As chair of the firm’s Social Enterprise + Impact Investing, Energy, and Clean Technology Groups, Suz has been a powerful force in driving our pledge to sustainability forward. Most recently, her work advising on the structure and launch of TCE earned her a commendation in the Financial Times 2018 Innovative Lawyers Report category, “Enabling Business Growth and Transformation.” It also contributed to the firm’s high overall ranking for “Most Innovative Law Firms 2018: Legal Expertise” — moving up four spots from last year. ...›

February 7, 2019MoFo Diversity, MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo’s Pro Bono Team Receives MLK Award for Civil Rights Advocacy

As immigration policies continue to make headlines, a team of MoFo lawyers have focused their efforts squarely on one mission—giving a voice to those individuals and families who are currently being detained in deplorable conditions at United States Border Patrol detention centers. This year, we are particularly honored to have been presented with an MLK Award for Civil Rights Advocacy by The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR). ...›

February 5, 2019MoFo Pro Bono

From Unlawful Search to Injunctive Relief

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, federal Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim ordered the Rohnert Park police department to retrain its officers on the proper methods and laws regarding probation searches. This significant ruling stems from a previous decision that held three of the city’s officers responsible for violating the rights of the Barajas family. ...›

January 24, 2019MoFo Community, MoFo Pro Bono, MoFo Women

MoFo Women Alumnae on the Move

Jana Gold and Leecia Welch may have moved on from MoFo, but they haven’t forgotten the valuable learning experiences they had while they practiced here. In the winter 2019 edition of MoForever, both women discuss how their experiences and the support they received at MoFo advanced their careers. ...›