December 11, 2018MoFo Community, MoFo Pro Bono

Steve Kaufmann is Honored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as a “Best New Board Member”

Morrison & Foerster’s Steve Kaufmann, a financial services litigation partner based in Washington, D.C., was recently honored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as a “Best New Board Member.” Mr. Kaufmann and his co-recipient, the Honorable Shira Scheindlin, were presented with this prestigious award during the committee’s 2018 Annual Awards Reception in New York on December 5. ...›

MoFo Hosts Private Screening of Boy Erased

Morrison & Foerster recently hosted a screening of Boy Erased, a coming-of-age film set in Arkansas that tells the story of a small-town pastor’s courageous son, who is pressured to undergo “conversion therapy,” also known as “reparative” or “ex-gay” therapy, which has been described by The Atlantic as “controversial mental health practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” ...›

November 28, 2018MoFo Foundation, MoFo Pro Bono

As California Continues to Face Devastating Wildfires, MoFo Responds by Releasing an Updated Version of Its Helping Handbook

The recent California wildfires brought unimaginable destruction and tragedy to thousands of Californians. In Northern California, the Camp Fire in Butte County became the most destructive wildfire in California history before finally being contained within 153,336 acres on November 25. The nearly month-long blaze caused the deaths of 88 individuals—a number that is expected to climb—and leveled the town of Paradise and surrounding areas, displacing thousands of families from their homes. ...›

November 28, 2018MoFo Diversity, MoFo Women

Creating Sustainable Platforms for Women Leaders

The MoFo Summit for Women In-House Counsel is an event that’s near and dear to our attorneys, clients, alumni, and friends of the firm. Since its inception in 2012, nearly 700 women have participated in the day-long, inspirational program—a pillar in MoFo’s long-standing commitment to championing the advancement of women. ...›

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. ...›