Topic Archives: MoFo Pro Bono

October 28, 2021MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Assists CASE Force with Implementation of US$1 billion California Rebuilding Fund; includes 778 funded loans totaling US$50 million given to small businesses

To help small businesses in California navigate the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Small Business Enterprise Task Force (“CASE Force”), a public-private consortium of legal, financial, and nonprofit professionals, created the US$1 billion California Rebuilding Fund (the “Fund”).  A team from MoFo led the development and implementation of the Fund, a public-private ...›

June 28, 2021MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Named Champions of Justice by OneJustice

On June 24, 2021, nonprofit legal partner OneJustice honored MoFo with its Champions of Justice award during its annual “Opening Doors to Justice” event. Held virtually this year, the program is a celebration of the organizations and individuals whose partnership with OneJustice has helped increase access to justice throughout the state of California.  MoFo shared ...›

May 24, 2021MoFo Pro Bono

Kudos to Bonnie Lau and the MoFo Pro Bono Team Seeking Justice Against Human Rights Abuses in Haiti

Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Civil unrest. Government corruption. Global pandemic. These are just some of the challenges MoFo’s pro bono team, led by partner Bonnie Lau, have had to face in our quest for justice for our Haitian clients, who have been violently persecuted for speaking out against human rights violations and challenging corruption and brutality by ...›

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 ...›

February 17, 2021MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Represents Disability Rights Connecticut in Lawsuit Alleging Cruel and Unusual Punishment of Prisoners with Mental Illness

Earlier this month, a Morrison & Foerster pro bono team led by New York IP Litigation partner Kyle Mooney and New York IP Litigation associates Eric Lin and Neal Burstyn, filed a federal  lawsuit against the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) for the alleged physical and psychological abuse of prisoners with mental illness who are ...›

February 3, 2021MoFo Pro Bono

The Gender Divide: When Legal Standards Are Not “Standard”

The inequality of men and women under the Constitution has been a hot-button issue for decades, and doesn’t appear to be going away fast enough. Shifting legal standards have made defining, reporting, and prosecuting gender discrimination or sexual misconduct even more problematic. This gender inequity is all too prevalent in our educational institutions, particularly where ...›

December 10, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

Thurgood Marshall Pro Bono Award Presented to Rising Star Chanwoo Park

MoFo is pleased to congratulate litigation associate Chanwoo Park on receiving the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service in the Rising Star category from the Federal Bar Council, recognizing his tremendous dedication to achieving justice for his pro bono clients. Chanwoo has provided more than 2,700 hours of pro bono service since ...›