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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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2015

Ten firms announce promotions, while four more have added attorneys.

Sidley, Ashurst, Freshfields on $10B Citic Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2015

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group Co. Ltd. and Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. are buying a 20 percent stake in the Chinese state-run conglomerate.

Supreme Court Changes Rules for Patent Claim Construction

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 20, 2015

Putting an end to pure de novo review, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 7-2, Tuesday that the factual findings of district judges cannot be overruled absent clear error.

At Some D.C. Firms, More Women Than Men Make Partner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The legal industry is one in which female lawyers have fewer opportunities than do their male colleagues. But despite industrywide setbacks, many law firms in Washing­ton exceeded the standard this year in promoting women.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.

On The Move: Geri Landau Squire Joins Cohn Lifland

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Geri Landau Squire joins Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf in Saddle Brook, N.J., effective Jan. 1. She previously had a solo practice in Hackensack, N.J.

Koh's Tough Stance on Settlement Pays Off for 'No-Poach' Class

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 15, 2015

Four of Silicon Valley's largest employers have agreed to pay workers $415 million—$90 million more than they offered last year.

Alston & Bird Adds Data-Privacy Guru

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 14, 2015

Former White House privacy czar Peter Swire has joined Alston & Bird as senior counsel to advise clients on privacy and data security.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Logic Behind Cooley's London Call

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 12, 2015

In a Q&A, Michael Rhodes explains what the firm is banking on in launching its 55-lawyer office there.

Edwards Wildman, MoFo Hires Spur Cooley's Launch in London

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015

Cooley announced Monday that the firm would open an office in London with 55 lawyers—20 of them partners—from Edwards Wildman Palmer and Morrison & Foerster. The move marks Cooley's second international office opening.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Federal Circuit Parses Patent in Googacle Spinoff

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 08, 2015

In a dispute proceeding separately from the companies' famous copyright case, Google's lawyer pressed the court to find Oracle's patent anticipated by prior art.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Three Firms on $26B Chinese Rail Merger

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Baker & McKenzie, Morrison & Foerster and Linklaters are leading the combination of state-owned train makers China CNR and CSR.

Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Ten law firms that made exemplary contributions in providing access to justice.

Morrison & Foerster: A Fight for Women's Reproductive Rights

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

New York litigation partner J. Alexander Lawrence helped the Center for Reproductive Rights wage a multicourt battle against a restrictive Texas abortion law.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Lateral moves, new arrivals, promotions and a new practice group in this week's column.

Capitalist Tool

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015

A company can use this one to fight international bribery.

Big Four No More?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

Japan's upstart TMI Associates has been on a global growth spree. And it isn't done yet.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : January 01, 2015

Billion-dollar transactions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Nordic countries.

Litigators of the Week: A Look (Way) Back

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

In five years of Litigator of the Week features, a handful of partners and their law firms managed to stand out from their competitors.

Va. Law License Change Encourages Out-of-State Lawyers

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 24, 2014

A recent rule change on legal licensing in Virginia means more lawyers could cross the Potomac River, or at least take on clients in the state.

Law Firm Leaders See Jumps, Bumps in 2015

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 24, 2014

Data privacy and dealmaking will be hot, the lateral market hopping; midlevel associates could see pay climb—and firms might put the squeeze on office space.

After Busy Year for Tech Deals, Lawyers See No Slowdown Ahead

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 19, 2014

A year that got off to a bang with the WhatsApp and Nest deals later saw a trio of spin-offs, and the climate for dealmaking remains strong heading into 2015.

Senate Confirms Azrack as Eastern District Judge

: New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Eastern District Magistrate Judge Joan Azrack has been confirmed as a district judge by the U.S. Senate.

IP Partner Involved in Client Dispute Leaves K&L Gates

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 18, 2014

Charles Holland, a former IP litigation partner with K&L Gates' Palo Alto office, has joined the Strategic Innovation IP Law Offices in Silicon Valley following a dispute with a client about a conflict.

UFC Looks for Big Hitters to Batter Antitrust Suit

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 18, 2014

Slapped with a $100 million antitrust suit this week by a group of ex-fighters backed by a formidable team of plaintiffs lawyers, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its Las Vegas-based parent company Zuffa LLC have commenced a beauty contest involving several top firms flexing their legal muscle in an effort to secure the lucrative defense work.

UFC Looks for Big Hitters to Batter Antitrust Suit

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 18, 2014

Slapped with a $100 million antitrust suit this week by a group of ex-fighters backed by a formidable team of plaintiffs lawyers, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its Las Vegas-based parent company Zuffa LLC have commenced a beauty contest involving several top firms flexing their legal muscle in an effort to secure the lucrative defense work.