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Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Designation: San Francisco
  • Head Count: 988
  • Gross Revenues: $968,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $980,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,415,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -5

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 28 -5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 -5 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

Obrea Poindexter

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Marriage Hearing Stokes Optimism

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Whatever the outcome, the historic U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 turned out to be a riveting dialogue that fleshed out many of the contentious issues at stake.

Firm Leaders Expect Corporate Work to Drive Revenue

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2015

New York Law Journal reporter Christine Simmons conducts an informal survey of nine law firm leaders on their expectations for the rest of 2015 based on the first quarter of the year.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 04, 2015

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

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Virginia Is for Anonymous Reviewers

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Virginia's highest court has said reviewers have a First Amendment right to post anonymously on such sites as Yelp.

BAR-ometer: Hausfeld's Fat Fees

: The Recorder : May 01, 2015

Plus, good news, bad news for law grads.

Cybersecurity Lawyers Getting Plenty of Company

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 01, 2015

With demand booming, so too is the supply of attorneys claiming expertise in security and privacy matters.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015

Three firms have added new partners, while two announce promotions.

Court Slams MoFo Client for 'Nonsensical' Trade Secrets Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 28, 2015

Cypress Semiconductor litigated in bad faith and must pay a rival's defense fees, the Sixth District Court of Appeal ruled.

Weil Gotshal Partner, Titan of the Bankruptcy Bar, Dies

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015

Harvey Miller, who is credited as the most prominent bankruptcy attorney in the country and with developing the modern bankruptcy practice, died on Monday after a brief battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Orrick to Halve German Network With Two Office Closures

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe will shutter Frankfurt and Berlin bases later this year to focus practice on Düsseldorf and Munich, The American Lawyer has learned.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Alameda County Judge Alison Tucher

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

The former MoFo partner discusses her transition to the bench and a family law assignment.

Profits Matter: A Defense of The Am Law 100

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Financial transparency won't ruin the profession.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Some California Firms Made Big Moves Up and Down the Am Law 100 List

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

Tech-focused Cooley pushed up the list, and past O'Melveny.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 24, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Litigation Department of the Year, Class Actions: Morrison & Foerster

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Using smart strategies, a MoFo team was able to make "Food Court" a little appetizing for plaintiffs.

AIG Agrees to Drop Trade Secrets Case for $72 Million

: The Litigation Daily : April 24, 2015

The deal comes three years after AIG accused billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy of pilfering its aircraft leasing unit, and three months after Quinn Emanuel stepped into the case.

In-house Impact Winner: Anne Marie Peters, Immersion

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

She kept the ship afloat during a fierce storm — and got a favorable Ninth Circuit ruling that should help change the climate in the event of future bad weather.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

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

What's New in International Anti-Corruption?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 17, 2015

A look at some recent cases and what they portend for companies operating across borders.

BAR-ometer: Uber's Counsel Shuffle

: The Recorder : April 17, 2015

Plus, Big Law pay and a win for MoFo.

LinkedIn Fends Off Suit Over Reference Searches

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 15, 2015

The site's reference listings don't qualify as consumer reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ruled.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.