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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

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.

D.C. Court Vacancies Pile Up As Senate Fails to Act on Nominees

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 17, 2014

The U.S. Senate failed to act on five nominees to the District of Columbia's local courts before adjourning for the year on Tuesday.

Sony Hack Stirs Worry About Cybersecurity

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 17, 2014

Data-privacy lawyers say Sony's woes are highlighting a new set of risks faced by companies that hadn't seen themselves in the line of fire.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Are Your Online Terms of Use Out of Line?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : December 12, 2014

Contract formation online must also be conscionable.

Copyright Claims Unify Amici in Trailer Take Down Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Lawyers for tech companies, like Durie Tangri's Michael Page, are weighing in on 'Innocence of Muslims' YouTube trailer.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 11, 2014

*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key

United Parcel Service General Servs. Co. v. Director, Division of Taxation

: New Jersey Law Journal : December 10, 2014

Assessment of Late Payment and Tax Amnesty Penalties Was Abuse of Discretion

Duke Energy Corporation v. Director, Division of Taxation

: New Jersey Law Journal : December 10, 2014

N.J.S.A. 54:10A-4(k)(2)(C) Didn't Require Taxpayer To Add Back Utilities Taxes

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Ninth Circuit Considers 'Correction Theory' in Yahoo Securities Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 10, 2014

Plaintiffs say Yahoo should have corrected statements made to investors about its holdings in Chinese company Alibaba Group.

Innovators: Michael Ward, Morrison & Foerster

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

The plant IP expert protects the world's most valuable veggies.

In-House Counsel Profile: The Beer Institute's Mary Jane Saunders

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

FTC Settles Generated Endorsements Dispute

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : December 04, 2014

FTC takes the word 'media' seriously when it comes to social media.

Jones Day Recruits From MoFo in Tokyo

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 03, 2014

Shogo Asaji handles IP litigation in Japan and the United States.

Wangheng Partners Launches in Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 28, 2014

Senior lawyers from elite Chinese law firms Jun He and Fangda strike out on their own.

Facebook's Case Against False 'Likes'

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : November 26, 2014

Facebook says that companies trading dollar bills for fans aren't getting ahead.

Apple, Samsung Patent Feud Heads to Federal Circuit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 26, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a final judgment Tuesday, even as lawyers prepare for a Dec. 4 argument before the Federal Circuit.

The Global Lawyer: A Pro Bono Playdate for Thanksgiving

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : November 25, 2014

To get these babies together took lobbying the House minority leader, and melting the heart of ICE.

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.