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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Morrison & Foerster has 988 attorneys and is the 25th largest firm in the United States.  With $968,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

BAR-ometer: Orrick Moves On Up

: The Recorder : July 31, 2015

MoFo moves over. And Haag moves on.

MoFo on GLP's Latest U.S. Logistics Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 31, 2015

The Singapore-based warehousing giant is offering $4.6 billion for a portfolio of properties held by Industrial Income Trust.

Suits Seek to Stop Release of Anti-Abortion Videos

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Hidden-camera videos were the result of fraud, trespass and other illegal acts, according to a suit filed Friday by Morrison & Foerster.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Oracle Brings in New Trial Team for Googacle Do-Over

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Orrick litigators are in the driver's seat after appellate win.

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Winston & Strawn's Asia Litigation Head Joins MoFo

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 28, 2015

Adrian Yip, who started at the San Francisco-based firm on Tuesday, advises on asset recoveries, corporate restructurings and intellectual property disputes.

'Best Firms' Report Shows Top 50 Shops for Women

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015

A select group of Am Law 200 firms are among those touted by Working Mother magazine and consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers for their annual look at the 50 best firms for women, based on metrics like family-friendly policies and percentage of female partners.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

BAR-ometer: A Second District Second Act

: The Recorder : July 24, 2015

Plus, Bonds' clean-up hitter brings it home.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 23, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Circuit Sets Rules for Biosimilar 'Patent Dance'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 21, 2015

In a win for Sandoz, Judge Alan Lourie held that providing early disclosures to brand drug makers is optional.

Mozilla GC Tackles Privacy and the Internet of Things

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 20, 2015

To craft effective policies, Denelle Dixon-Thayer says lawyers should think like customers.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Cooley Makes Bicoastal Raid on Reed Smith

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

Four prominent corporate partners from Reed Smith—including Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of the firm's corporate and securities group and chair of its U.S. capital markets practice—are peeling off for Cooley's offices in New York and San Francisco.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Perkins Coie Hires Third Capital-Markets Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 15, 2015

Stephen Schrader joins the firm's San Francisco office from Baker & McKenzie.

Greenberg Snags 50-Lawyer Olswang Team For Germany Launch

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

Greenberg Traurig is to launch in Germany later this year, picking up the Berlin office of U.K.-based Olswang, the U.S. firm announced Tuesday.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : July 08, 2015

London-based law firm Watson Farley & Williams has expanded its New York City office by signing a 15-year lease with Boston Properties Inc. for 30,400 square feet at 250 W. 55th St.

Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Prevail in Puerto Rico Bond Battle

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

In what is likely the leading edge of a rash of multibillion-dollar disputes involving the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the first round has gone to a group of bondholders.

MoFo, Macquarie Square Off in Puda Coal Malpractice Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

Macquarie Capital appears to have made peace with U.S. regulators over the messy demise of China's Puda Coal. But Macquarie's fight with its former lawyers at Morrison & Foerster is just heating up.