May 21, 2021MoFo Diversity

Diversity in Practice: Responding to the Rise in Anti-Asian Discrimination

As part of MoFo’s effort to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Natalie Kernisant welcomes California Assemblyman David Chiu and MoFo Litigation Partner Bonnie Lau to the podcast to take a hard look at the recent rise in anti-Asian discrimination and how misinformation, fear, and racist political rhetoric tied ...›

May 20, 2021MoFo Diversity

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet the Technology Transactions Lawyers Leading The Way For MoFo Boston & New York

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we asked members of MoFo’s Technology Transactions Group from across our offices to share their thoughts on the month-long celebration, their advice for the next generation of law students, and why they feel diversity is crucial to providing innovative solutions for our clients. Established in February 2019, our Boston ...›

Partner Spotlight: Janet Xiao 

Janet Xiao is a corporate partner in MoFo’s Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on worldwide patent procurement, patent portfolio management, and strategic planning for life sciences companies. She is the head of firm’s China Life Sciences Group and is among the very few IP attorneys in the world equipped with solid skills in both ...›

March 29, 2021MoFo Diversity

Celebrating the Power of Women: Filmmaker Shola Lynch on Shirley Chisholm’s Unlikely Candidacy for President

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, MoFo hosted a special presentation with award-winning documentary filmmaker Shola Lynch. San Francisco Litigation Partner Christin Hill introduced Shola, who is best known for the feature documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a first-hand account of college professor turned FBI fugitive Angela Davis, and the Peabody ...›

March 26, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Leonora Shalet

Leonora Shalet is a Corporate partner in MoFo’s New York office. Her practice focuses on advising clients on fund formation, structuring, and ongoing operational needs, including general securities law matters, and regulatory and compliance issues. She has over a decade of international experience in investment management matters, specifically related to private credit or private equity ...›

March 24, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

MoFo Women’s Spotlight: Deanne Maynard, Lisa Phelan, and Jina Choi on Going from the U.S. Government to Big Law

Editors’ Note: MoFo’s Women’s Strategy Committee (WSC) comprises both male and female partners and associates who strive to foster women attorneys’ development and professional success. During a recent program hosted by the WSC, Washington, D.C.-based litigation associate Vanshika Vij spoke with three MoFo women partners who held leadership positions in the U.S. Government prior to ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Celebrating the Powerful Women Leading the Way for MoFo

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the many economic, political, and social achievements of women. Each year, a theme is chosen to highlight and celebrate the contributions of women. This year’s theme, “Valiant Women and the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced” recognizes the battle for women’s suffrage and is a continuation of 2020’s ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Theresa Foudy

Theresa Foudy is a Litigation partner in MoFo’s New York office. Her practice focuses on representing Chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, private equity sponsors, independent directors, and distressed investors through all stages of bankruptcy litigation. She has worked on many of the United States’ largest and most complex bankruptcy ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Crystal Kaldjob

Crystal Kaldjob is co-chair of MoFo’s FinTech practice and a Financial Services partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on advising financial services clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional issues. This includes advising clients, ranging from merchants and fintech companies to banks and other financial institutions, on matters involving strategic ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Haimavathi Marlier

Haimavathi (Haima) Marlier, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Senior Trial Counsel, is partner in MoFo’s Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense groups. Her practice focuses on representing public companies and financial services providers in internal and government investigations, SEC enforcement proceedings, securities class actions, and complex commercial litigation. ...›