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Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Designation: San Francisco
  • Head Count: 1,020
  • Gross Revenues: $1,011,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $990,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,465,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Morrison & Foerster is a San Francisco-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Morrison & Foerster has 1020 attorneys and is the 22nd largest firm in the United States.  With $1,011,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 23rd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Morrison & Foerster ranked as the 30th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, NY, VA and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 23 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 23 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 22 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 17 -7 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 23 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 10 -1 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 34 22 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 11 65 Summer programs

In the News

Morrison & Foerster's Otis Littlefield

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 21, 2014

The IP expert warns clients to prepare for a centralized EU patent court system that will settle matters across the Continent.

Koh OKs Privacy Suit Over Lost Apple Texts

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 20, 2014

For the second time in two weeks, the San Jose federal judge refused to toss claims against Apple over glitches with its iMessage app.

Chancery Ruling Means Shareholder May Pursue Claim Over Zynga IPO

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 19, 2014

A corporation's contractual obligations do not trump an individual director's fiduciary duties in cases where the rights of all shareholders collectively are implicated, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

MoFo Partner Nominated to Eastern District Judgeship

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : November 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has nominated LaShann DeArcy Hall, a partner at Morrison & Foerster who represents Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation, to serve on the Eastern District court.

Morrison & Foerster

Carlyn Kolker : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Carlyn Kolker : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Sen. Carper Urges Action on D.C. Court Nominees

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 14, 2014

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., this week called the Senate's delay in voting on pending judicial nominees for the District of Columbia's local courts one of “many injustices” faced by the city because of its lack of control over local affairs.

Ghosts of Technologies Past

Mark Gerlach : New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2014

Legal tech professionals reminisce about long-gone technologies.

The Heat of Battle

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 12, 2014

Palo Alto Networks brought an end to its patent brawl with Juniper Networks and soundly defeated an inventor's suit.

Keker's Streeter, SFSC's Miller Tapped for First District

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 12, 2014

The governor also named a slew of trial court judges around the state Wednesday.

Scoring Bribery Risk, Country by Country

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : November 12, 2014

A new index from TRACE International and RAND Corp. is designed to help global companies and their general counsel better gauge the risk of violating corruption laws.

Apple Loses Bid to Junk Suit Over iMessage Glitch

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 11, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers contend Apple interfered with text messages sent to customers who switched away from iPhones.

Ghosts of Technologies Past

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : November 11, 2014

12 on 12: Legal tech professionals reminisce about long-gone technologies.

Latham Raids O'Melveny for Six Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sidley, Goodwin Snag Patent Litigation Partners

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 11, 2014

Steven Baik is joining Sidley's Valley office while Shane Brun moves to Goodwin's S.F. office.

Justices Wrestle With City's Cell Tower Denial Notice

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : November 10, 2014

The city of Roswell, Ga.'s denial of a cellphone tower proposed by T-Mobile drew the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday into conflicting arguments over how and when local governments should explain their reasons for denials as required by federal law.

Full Disclosure: It's a Must for Patent Applicants

J. Ryan Gilfoil : The Intellectual Property Strategist : November 10, 2014

American Calcar Inc. v. American Honda Motor reminds patent attorneys that intent to deceive the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can be broadly inferred.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

More Online Privacy Protections for Kids in California

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 06, 2014

The revised Online Privacy Protection Act means some new rules in the new year for app makers and website operators alike.

The Many Legal Statuses of a Like

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : November 05, 2014

Courts are not consistent in how they treat 'likes.'

Finjan Sues Palo Alto Networks for Patent Infringement

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 05, 2014

The NPE says it values licensing over litigation, but it keeps adding cases to its docket.

Norton Rose Fulbright Raids Cybersecurity Law Boutique for Partners

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

David Navetta and Boris Segalis are leaving Chicago-based InfoLaw Group LLP to join Norton Rose Fulbright's offices in Denver and New York as part of a wave of hiring by Big Law to beef up their booming cybersecurity practices.

LinkedIn Turns to MoFo to Fend Off FCRA Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 03, 2014

Tiffany Cheung, chair of Morrison & Foerster's consumer class actions practice, entered her appearance in the case Friday.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

A New GC Delivered to Their Door

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

The top lawyer at FreshDirect already has a full plate of legal challenges; and other Moves.

HSF Taps Two Corporate Partners From Ashurst

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 31, 2014

Damian Roberts and Ian Williams will be based in Tokyo and Brisbane, respectively.

Moving Company Data to the Cloud

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : October 30, 2014

Categorize the types of personal information your company has and its evaluate its sensitivity.

Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 30, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 30, 2014

*Magic Circle duo leads $6.5 billion Bank of China share sale*Simmons & Simmons acts for Hong Kong's United Energy on $786 million bond program*MoFo advises SoftBank on $627 million investment into Indian e-commerce company

MoFo Guides SoftBank on $627M India Investment

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 28, 2014

The Japanese company is buying a majority share in Indian e-commerce outfit Snapdeal.