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 ...›

December 2, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Life

Power, Politics, and Perspective: Inclusive America Co-Founder Mark Hanis on Creating a Government as Diverse as the People

As a lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, MoFo welcomed co-founder of Inclusive America and research fellow with Stanford University’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice Mark Hanis to a virtual discussion hosted by the firm’s Diversity Strategy Committee. This panel was the first in a three-part series called “Power, Politics, and Perspective.” The ...›

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 29, 2020MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month + The Power of Mentorship

As part of MoFo’s celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, San Francisco-based litigation partner and Women’s Strategy Committee co-chair Stacey Sprenkel interviewed her mentee, San Francisco-based Investigations + White Collar Criminal Defense associate Lauren Navarro. As a Latinx attorney at the firm, Lauren spoke with Stacey about her experiences in the legal industry, her involvement in ...›