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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, London, 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

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.

Murder Convictions Tossed Over False Evidence

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

An appeals court in Washington has reversed the 1994 convictions of two men found guilty of first-degree murder, finding prosecutors relied on false evidence that was "crucial" to their case.

Methodical Precision — Swiftly and Efficiently

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Morrison's Levitt took on opponents in ResCap's monumental bankruptcy and orchestrated a tidy win.

Lawyers See Practices Take Off Alongside Jet Sales

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 27, 2014

Private jets are back in style, which is good news for aviation attorneys like Pillsbury's Thomas Zimmer.

The Recorder Names Winners of Innovator Awards

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : October 24, 2014

The 25 honorees are being recognized for fresh approaches to improving delivery of legal services to clients of all kinds.

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

With New Tools, Leadership, SEC Touts Toughness

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 24, 2014

When it comes to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, executives in Silicon Valley are on heightened alert.

Academics Say Koh's No-Poach Approach Will Stymie Settlements

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 24, 2014

In an amicus filing to Ninth Circuit, economists question the rationale behind Judge Lucy Koh's rejection of $324.5 million pact.

HSF's Tokyo Corporate Head Leaves for MoFo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 22, 2014

James Robinson is moving over to the San Francisco-based Morrison & Foerster after 15 years with Herbert Smith Freehills.

Judge OKs Suit Against Former Yahoo Engineer for IP Theft

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 20, 2014

MoFo's Richard Hung represents Yahoo in a dispute over an invention for placing targeted advertising.

Equal Justice Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 17, 2014

Legal Services Corp. honored six New York lawyers and three firms for their commitment to equal justice at an Oct. 6 ceremony at the New York State Bar Association in Albany.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Drone Practices Take Off at Hogan Lovells, MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster are the latest Am Law firms to launch new practice groups focused on drones in the race to claim an early stake in the business.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Patent Battle Over Teva's Copaxone Heads to High Court

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : October 14, 2014

The case could set a precedent requiring the Federal Circuit to defer to district court claim construction rulings, a move that would shift power from the Federal Circuit and could make it more difficult for lawyers to get patent decisions reversed on appeal. 

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 13, 2014

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

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

'Alice' Casts Ripples Through Courts, Shakes Up Investors

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 10, 2014

Patent litigation has slowed, investors are spooked and biotech patents are in the crosshairs.

How To Use Website Terms of Use

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : October 09, 2014

Used right, Terms of Use can be useful for website operators and owners.

Justices Split on Pay for Security Screening of Amazon Workers

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : October 08, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared uncertain whether workers at an Amazon warehouse in Nevada should be paid for the time it takes for them to go through anti-theft security screenings at the end of the workday.

Prosecutor Masterminded $37B Bank Penalty Win

: Bloomberg : October 07, 2014

Geoffrey Graber was tapped to salvage a flailing task force that the president had ordered up to punish Wall Street for fueling the financial crisis with bonds linked to souring mortgages.

For Split, HP Turns to Wachtell

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 06, 2014

The Palo Alto giant turns to New York firm to cleave itself in two.

In-House Counsel Profile: ManpowerGroup Inc.'s Richard Buchband

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

ManpowerGroup Inc. was founded in Milwaukee in 1948 by two attorneys who needed a typist for a short-term project. The company now employs 30,000 people in 80 countries and territories. Richard Buchband leads a 75-attorney law department.

In-House Pay Gap Is Narrowing

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 03, 2014

Joining a company from Big Law still means a pay cut, but bonuses and sometimes equity are easing the pain.

MoFo Helps SoftBank Buy Piece of Hollywood

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

O'Melveny & Myers advised Legendary Entertainment, which has produced such films as "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Inception."

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.