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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Morrison & Foerster ranked as the 27th 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

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 28, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 28, 2014

*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine

Bingham Pays Price for Legacy Pay Guarantees

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

To cement a merger, Bingham offered three years of pay guarantees to McKee Nelson partners.

Jones Day Nabs Shearman's LatAm M&A Head

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

Michael McGuinness, a corporate partner and former head of the Latin American M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling in New York, has left the firm for Jones Day, which over the past year has sought to slake its thirst for south-of-the-border clients by opening an office in Miami and making key lateral hires.

Twenty-Five Things Your Associates Want You to Know

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

The one thing that midlevels want to tell their managing partner.

Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.

The Churn: Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Apple Loses Bid to Collect Attorney Fees From Samsung

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung raised reasonable defenses to the trade dress claims at issue in its epic fight with Apple, making fee shifting inappropriate.

Apple Loses Bid to Collect Attorney Fees From Samsung

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung raised reasonable defenses to the trade dress claims at issue, making fee shifting inappropriate.

Koh Privacy Ruling Reverberates in Case Against Facebook

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 19, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers suing the social networking company point to order that OK'd claims against Yahoo.

Legal Tech Professionals on the Move

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 14, 2014

New hires, promotions and board seats at NCFTA, PayneGroup, HBR Consulting, Content Analyst and more.

Chipmaker's Return Trip From Federal Circuit Is a Bumpy Ride

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 13, 2014

Judge Susan Illston, who denied a fee motion against Santa Clara-based Kilopass Technology in 2012, has now awarded attorney fees in light of new case law.

Dechert Gets License for Permission to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Chipmaker's Return Trip From Federal Circuit Is a Bumpy Ride

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 13, 2014

Judge Susan Illston, who denied a fee motion against Santa Clara-based Kilopass Technology in 2012, has now awarded attorney fees in light of new case law.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Koh Squashes Double-Charging Class Action Against Apple

Julia Love : The Recorder : August 07, 2014

The San Jose federal judge denied class certification, concluding that some customers might intentionally purchase the same product twice.

MoFo Beats Back Double-Charging Class Action Against Apple

Julia Love : The Recorder : August 07, 2014

A federal judge in San Jose denied class certification in the Apple case, concluding that some customers might intentionally purchase the same product twice.

Antitrust Lawyers Sidelined as Sprint Kills T-Mobile Bid

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Citing antitrust fears, Sprint Corp. at a board meeting on Tuesday called off its $32 billion bid for T-Mobile US Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. It's bad news not just for shareholders—both companies' stocks have taken a nose-dive—but also for a small army of antitrust lawyers waiting in the wings.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Move to New Home One of Many Changes at Kaye Scholer

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Kaye Scholer, a nearly 100-year-old firm that has experienced major shifts in personnel, finance and leadership in the last three years, is preparing for another jolt to its system­—a move from its home since 1959 to modern digs on the West Side.

Norton Rose Relocates Partner to Lead Singapore Corporate Team

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 01, 2014

Nick Dingemans was formerly a resources specialist in the firm's Moscow office.

Nomination Group Recommends Three for D.C. Judgeship

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 01, 2014

Two private attorneys—Philip Andonian of Bredhoff & Kaiser and Morrison & Foerster partner Robert Salerno—and federal prosecutor Darlene Soltys were recommended this week to the White House as potential nominees to an open spot on the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Inching Back

Leigh Jones : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

Law firm head count grew at the largest firms last year, but only with the help of international mergers.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Is the Law Ready for Wearables?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : July 31, 2014

Like many innovations, wearable technology is one where the law is lagging behind.

Asia Deal Digest: July 31, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 31, 2014

*Ashurst, Morrison & Foerster lead billion-dollar tie-up between Itochu and CP Group*Kirkland & Ellis acting for Chinese mobile game developer iDreamSky Technology on Nasdaq IPO*Milbank on GIC's investment in Philippine conglomerate Metro Pacific

Toshiba Accuses Paul Hastings of Loyalty Breach

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 30, 2014

The firm crossed the line when it stepped in to defend a rival accused of stealing Toshiba trade secrets, alleges MoFo partner Harold McElhinny.

Toshiba Accuses Paul Hastings of Loyalty Breach

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 30, 2014

The firm crossed the line when it stepped in to defend a rival accused of stealing Toshiba trade secrets, alleges MoFo partner Harold McElhinny.

MoFo, Ashurst Lead CP Group-Itochu Alliance

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 29, 2014

The Thai conglomerate and Japanese trading house have struck a billion-dollar deal that will see them collaborate in the food and agribusiness sectors.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.