November 19, 2018MoFo Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight: Dave Walsh and Niles Pierson

Editors’ Note: As part of our ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight series, Keith Wetmore Fellow for the Los Angeles office Amanda Sadra and Fellow for the San Diego office Hannah Yin interviewed Los Angeles senior associate Niles Pierson and partner Dave Walsh, both members of our Litigation Practice Group, to discuss their mentor/mentee relationship and the impact of being a diverse lawyer. ...›

November 9, 2018MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

MoFo Makes ChIPs’ 2018 Honor Roll List for Driving Gender Equity in IP Law

On October 30, the results of the ChIPs Inclusion Blueprint Survey were released, naming Morrison & Foerster among the top-scoring firms on its 2018 Honor Roll. In a joint effort with Diversity Lab, the ChIPs Inclusion Blueprint Survey measures gender diversity in law firms, including leadership, to ensure equity and transparency in the advancement of women in the field, particularly in the IP practice area. ...›

October 30, 2018MoFo Community, MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Honors Adam Hunt With the 2018 Kathi Pugh Award for His Tireless Pro Bono Contributions

Advocating for clients on some of the most difficult and long-lasting pro bono cases, while also taking the time to mentor more junior lawyers on important pro bono matters, is what makes New York Litigation associate Adam Hunt a true pro bono superstar. Since joining the firm in 2009, Adam has clocked thousands of hours of his time in pro bono matters — all in the spirit of making a positive difference in the lives of his clients. ...›

October 23, 2018MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Lawyers Take a Whirlwind Trip to Kenya to Train Local Lawyers on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Fun, collaborative, and exhilarating: these are just a few of the adjectives MoFo London associate Shruti Chandhok and head of restructuring in the London office Howard Morris used to describe their whirlwind summer trip to Kisumu and Mombasa, Kenya. They visited these locations to lead a professional development workshop series for local lawyers on the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights. ...›

October 16, 2018MoFo Diversity, MoFo Pro Bono, MoFo Women

National Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Meet San Francisco Partners Alexis Amezcua & Claudia Vetesi

As we reflect on National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re excited to highlight the outstanding pro bono contributions of two of our San Francisco Latina partners, Alexis Amezcua and Claudia Vetesi, whose recent work in El Paso, Texas, assisting migrant families separated at the U.S. – Mexico border, not only embodies MoFo’s values but the passion ...›

October 10, 2018MoFo Diversity, MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Contributes to Landmark Reversal of Hong Kong Immigration Department’s Policy Regarding Rights for Same-Sex Non-Local Dependents

Morrison & Foerster was part of a 31-strong coalition of international financial institutions and law firms which took part in an effort to revise the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s policy regarding non-local dependents’ visa/entry permit eligibility. In the landmark case, QT v. Director of Immigration, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruled unanimously ...›