The Honorable Rita F. Lin was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as a Superior Court Judge for the County of San Francisco, State of California, in 2018. Judge Lin is currently assigned to the criminal courthouse, presiding over felony and misdemeanor criminal trials. Before that, for the last two years, she presided over ...›

February 23, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Life

Partner Spotlight: Mark Whitaker

Mark Whitaker is co-chair of the firm’s global IP Litigation Practice and cross-disciplinary Intellectual Property Group. Mark’s clients benefit from his more than 30 years of experience crafting litigation strategies in high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a member of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mark ...›

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 8, 2020MoFo Women

MoFo Women Spotlight: Kristina Ehle and Julia Schwalm

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, Berlin-based litigation associate Dr. Theresa Oehm interviewed managing partner of our Berlin office and Technology Transactions Group partner Kristina Ehle and Berlin litigation ...›

December 4, 2020MoFo Diversity

Power, Politics, and Perspective: United Shades of America Host W. Kamau Bell Shares His Thoughts on the Issues that Divide Us

How does the way we are raised, our physical appearance, and our social surroundings affect our perspective on other cultures and identities? This is the sort of question that host and stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell hopes to answer on his Emmy Award-winning CNN show United Shades of America. On the program, Kamau visits communities ...›