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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

O'Melveny Fends Off Hitachi TV Patent Claims for TPV

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 15, 2014

O'Melveny & Myers scored a speedy appellate victory in a battle between past and present television titans, persuading the Federal Circuit to reject patent infringement claims by Japan's Hitachi Consumer Electronics against fast-growing Chinese TV manufacturer TPV Technology Ltd.

Justices Recharge iPhone Marketing Suit Against Apple

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 15, 2014

The Sixth District Court of Appeal has reversed the dismissal of a false advertising suit related to the marketing of the iPhone 3G.

A Bingham-Morgan Merger Would Be Big in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

With 400 lawyers in the state's major markets, a combined firm would be a formidable player. Still, it's not clear whether merger talks are serious.

Richard Odgers, Longtime Pillsbury Partner, 1936-2014

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 10, 2014

After DOJ, Tony West Heading to PepsiCo Law Dept.

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 10, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice's third-in-command reportedly will be the new general counsel for PepsiCo Inc.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House Counsel Profile: United Parcel Service Inc.'s Teri McClure

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

United Parcel Service Inc. is the world's largest package-delivery company. General counsel Teri McClure leads a team of 41 in the United States and 72 worldwide.

Venable Appeals Win for Generics in Hospira Sedative Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 08, 2014

Less than three weeks after halting drugmakers Mylan and Par Pharma from selling generic versions of Hospira's blockbuster sedative Precedex, a judge in Baltimore performed an unexpected about-face that allows the generics to resume sales.

Judge Boots Paul Hastings Off Trade Secrets Defense

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 08, 2014

Santa Clara Judge Peter Kirwan saw a clear conflict in the firm's simultaneous representation of rivals SK Hynix and Toshiba.

INADMISSIBLE: DOJ Sets Sights On Ferguson Police Dept.

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice is digging in deeper in Ferguson, Mo., initiating a civil rights investigation of the police department that follows the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said last week.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Impact GC: Alicia Hager, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Corporate Practices of the Year Finalist: Morrison & Foerster

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Alibaba IPO a Magic Elixir for Simpson Thacher, S&C

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

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding filed papers Friday seeking to raise more than $21 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange later this month. The company's prospectus also reveals a lucrative payday for its outside lawyers, generating $15.775 million in legal fees and expenses.

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Hogan Lovells Handles Big Buy of NYC Subway Designer

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

September's deluge of deals didn't leave out Canada. Hogan Lovells and a half-dozen leading firms up north grabbed roles this week on two transactions in the financial services and construction industry totaling roughly $5 billion.

Associate Attorney General Tony West to Leave DOJ

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 03, 2014

Associate Attorney General Tony West will leave the U.S. Department of Justice later this month, the department announced on Wednesday.

Judge Apt to Eject Paul Hastings From Trade Secrets Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 03, 2014

Santa Clara Judge Peter Kirwan sounded ready Wednesday to bar Paul Hastings from representing SK Hynix because of the firm's ties to Toshiba, an interested party.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

McDermott Will & Emery has added Alysse McLoughlin as a partner, rejoining the firm from Barclays; P.J. Forcino has joined Meyer Suozzi as executive director; and Wilson Sonsini has added Benjamin Hoch; among other moves.

Associate Morale Is High, But So Is Angst

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The results of the 2014 Associates Survey expose high anxiety over workplace demands and partnership prospects.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

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.

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.