March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Jackie Liu

Jackie Liu is a corporate and transactional partner in MoFo’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on corporate counseling of public companies, mergers and acquisitions, and the China practice. Jackie is outside general counsel to a number of public companies with whom she has worked with for over 20 years and counsels clients on disclosure ...›

March 19, 2021MoFo Women

Women’s History Month: Angela Kerek

Angela Kerek is a Finance partner in MoFo’s Berlin office. Her practice focuses on advising clients in banking and finance law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and venture finance, and restructurings. Providing counsel on deals for SoundCloud, Renolit, Deutsche Börse, Funke, Pamplona, leading banks for HeidelbergCement, Nokia HERE and Schaeffler, Angela excels at strategically advising clients ...›

March 17, 2021MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Faces of MoFo: Jocelyn Greer

Editors’ Note: As part of our ongoing Faces of MoFo series, Jocelyn Greer, an associate in the firm’s Securities Litigation and Investigation + White Collar Defense Practices, discusses her career path and what led her to call MoFo home. When did you first realize that you wanted to practice law? I don’t have any people in ...›

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 ...›

MOFO ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: JUDGE RITA F. LIN

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 ...›