Topic Archives: MoFo Pro Bono

July 29, 2020MoFo Life, MoFo Pro Bono

My MoFo Story: Ian Bennett on Navigating the Path to Relicense Dams on the Tuolumne River

As part of Morrison & Foerster’s Summer Associate Program, I had the opportunity to work with Palo Alto partner Bryan Wilson and San Francisco associate Justin Fisch on a pro bono project involving the Tuolumne River Trust (TRT). The environmental advocacy organization seeks to protect and restore the Tuolumne River—which flows through Central California, from ...›

July 23, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Spearheads California Task Force to Save Small Businesses 

When California became the first state to go into COVID-19-related lockdown in late March, Morrison & Foerster San Francisco-based corporate partner Susan (Suz) Mac Cormac was alarmed by what she knew would be a devastating impact on the state’s small businesses. Her concern was compounded by the fact that, while government relief programs were enacted, ...›

June 30, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

Matters That Matter: MoFo’s Pro Bono COVID-19 Response

In this special edition of Matters That Matter, we take a look at some of the many ways MoFo lawyers have been stepping up in response to the coronavirus pandemic, assisting our most vulnerable communities that have been disproportionately affected. MoFo lawyers and staff answered the call by forming response task forces, such as our ...›

May 21, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Lawyers Mentor Law Students in a Lawyers Without Borders Challenge to Raise Wildlife Crimes Awareness

Morrison & Foerster London partner Caroline Jury and associates Amber Pledge and James Colautti recently mentored Durham University law students participating in the Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) 6th Annual Rule of Law Innovation Challenge (ROLIC). LWOB invited students participating in the competition to create learning mechanisms for one of its program areas: Human Trafficking, Wildlife ...›

May 7, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Partners with Nonprofit Created to Combat COVID-19

MoFo has taken an especially proactive role in the fight against COVID-19, with, for example, contributions by the Morrison & Foerster Foundation, partners, and employees exceeding $200,000 as of the day of this blog post’s publication. But Boston-based Technology Transactions Group partner Matt Karlyn’s involvement with a rapidly-growing (and now the largest) grassroots movement committed ...›