Topic Archives: MoFo Pro Bono

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 ...›

September 30, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Pro Bono

Trial Lawyer Arturo González Addresses the State of Policing and Civil Misconduct for the MoFo Perspectives Podcast

Morrison & Foerster’s history of advocating for individual victims of police brutality and fighting for sweeping criminal justice policy reform goes back decades. Taking on pro bono cases in this area is part of the fabric of our firm, thanks in large part to MoFo partner and trial titan Arturo González. During his 35-year tenure ...›

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 ...›