Topic Archives: MoFo Pro Bono

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 ...›

December 1, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Life, MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Vets Affinity Group Panel Discussion: Working at MoFo While Serving Our Country

The MoFo Veterans Affinity Group and Diversity Strategy Committee recently co-hosted its first quarterly discussion with partner Stacey Sprenkel, associate Matt Blum, and National Security Analyst Reema Shocair Ali, moderated by litigation law clerk Dave Allman. Washington, D.C. partner and chair of the MoFo Vets Affinity Group Mark Whitaker, also a Navy veteran and co-chair ...›

November 24, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Partners with Promise of Justice Initiative to Advocate for Louisianans Still Imprisoned by Jim Crow Juries 

Earlier this year, in Ramos v. Louisiana, the U.S. Supreme Court made the landmark decision to declare non-unanimous jury convictions unconstitutional in state criminal trials. The decision represented a significant victory in the lengthy struggle to put an end to Jim Crow juries, originally instated to oppress and imprison Black people, resulting in countless wrongful ...›

October 27, 2020MoFo Pro Bono, MoFo Women

Kudos to Linda Arnsbarger for Winning the ABA Business Law Section’s 2020 National Public Service Award

The tireless benefactor of 3,300 hours of pro bono legal work to Morrison & Foerster’s nonprofit and social enterprise clients, Washington, D.C.-based Linda Arnsbarger is the winner of the ABA Business Law Section’s 2020 National Public Service Award. The Honorable Elizabeth Stong, Co-Chair of the Business Law Section Pro Bono Committee, presented the award to ...›