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Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Designation: San Francisco
  • Head Count: 941
  • Gross Revenues: $979,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,040,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,555,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Morrison & Foerster is a San Francisco-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Morrison & Foerster has 988 attorneys and is the 25th largest firm in the United States.  With $979,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Morrison & Foerster ranked as the 35th 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 28 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 0 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

How Oracle Went from Nine Zeros to One Zero

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 27, 2016

The company and its new first chair, Peter Bicks, seemed to have all the momentum going into the re-trial.

MoFo, Jones Day Clash in Strawberry Wars

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

In dispute over agriculture IP, two former UC-Davis scientists are suing over a lucrative strawberry breeding program.

Kraft Foods Global Inc. v. Director, Div. of Taxation

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 18, 2016

Taxpayer Not Entitled to Exception from Interest Add-Back Requirement

Legaltech West Coast to Shine Light on Emerging Technologies

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 18, 2016

The panel will discuss the how up and coming innovations will revolutionize and level the playing field for client services

Into the Regulatory Abyss: Finding Your Way Through Cybersecurity Regulation

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : May 16, 2016

A whitepaper provides an overview of international cybersecurity regulation and methods for security on the threat landscape.

Data Breaches Continue to Be Focus of Consumer Complaints

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 16, 2016

When reviewing data such as that collected by the FTC, it can help establish trends and can launch law enforcement investigations.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Justice Denied in the Bronx

Nancy Gertner : New York Law Journal : May 13, 2016

Where there is no realistic or meaningful opportunity to demand a trial—in a system where a person may wait over three years for a trial on a low-level misdemeanor and lose a job in the process—the constitutional underpinnings of plea-bargaining collapse. It is a punishment system, not a trial system.

The State Bar's Discipline System Is Broken

Richard Zitrin : The Recorder : May 12, 2016

Bar prosecutors should remember their mission is public protection—not backlog reduction, writes Richard Zitrin.

Bronx Misdemeanor Backlog Violates Rights, Suit Charges

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : May 11, 2016

Lengthy delays, congestion and backlogs in Bronx Criminal Court have produced a systemic deprivation of rights for borough residents charged with misdemeanors, according to a federal suit filed Tuesday against the state court system.

China's Han Kun Switches Hong Kong Association

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 11, 2016

Capital markets specialist Miao & Co has replaced intellectual property boutique Choy, Cheung & Co as the local partner firm.

Big Law Women Talk About Abortion (Their Own)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : May 11, 2016

A gutsy admission? Or career suicide?

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Prosecutor of Silver Returns to Morrison & Foerster

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 10, 2016

Federal prosecutor Carrie Cohen is leaving the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office to join Morrison & Foerster's securities litigation, enforcement and white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation and trials practice groups.

Oracle's New Lawyer Comes Out Swinging in Copyright Trial

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 10, 2016

Peter Bicks, the New York litigator taking center stage against Google, took aim at his adversary's famous file cabinet and even coined a catchphrase.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 09, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Cooley Banks on Private Equity Trio to Win More Tech Deals

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The firm announced the addition of seasoned transactional lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley and London, including former Cadwalader private equity chief Ronald Hopkinson.

Federal Circuit Hears Case That Jeopardizes 13,000 Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 09, 2016

Despite the grave implications, Judge Sharon Prost seemed skeptical of PTO practice for continuation patents.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Huge Sums at Stake in Oracle-Google Rematch

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 08, 2016

If Oracle's lawyers overcome Google's fair use defense, they plan to ask for nearly $9 billion in copyright damages.

Six Things to Watch in Oracle-Google Trial

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 07, 2016

From the star witness lists to the tough judge, here's what you should know about the tech titans' showdown.

Are 'James Bond-Like' Billboards Really Spying?

Stephanie Forshee : Corporate Counsel : May 05, 2016

Clear Channel Outdoor Americas launched a new advertising data research tool called Radar in late February that tracks consumers' movements. Now a high-ranking U.S. senator is demanding a federal investigation for what he's labeled "spying billboards."

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

April: Lateral Litigator Winners and Losers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 02, 2016

A look at some of the most notable lateral litigator moves in April.

DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 28, 2016

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

MoFo Partner, Novelist James Huston Dead After Battle With Cancer

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

A leader of Morrison & Foerster's national trial practice, Huston was also a fighter pilot, a former Navy officer and a best-selling author.

Morning Wrap: Dennis Hastert Faces a Judge | Bob McDonnell's Case at SCOTUS

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 27, 2016

Dennis Hastert is set to be sentenced today in Chicago federal district court. Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell takes his corruption challenge to the justices today. And the plaintiffs who lost their case against North Carolina's voter identification law have taken an appeal to the Fourth Circuit. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

State Bar's Disciplinarian-in-Chief to Step Down

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : April 27, 2016

After nearly five tumultuous years as chief trial counsel, Jayne Kim told The Recorder it was a good time to leave.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.