With more than a thousand lawyers in eighteen offices around the world, Morrison & Foerster offers clients comprehensive, global legal services in business and litigation. The firm is distinguished by its unsurpassed expertise in finance, life sciences, and technology, legendary litigation skills, and an unrivaled reach across the Pacific Rim, particularly in Japan and China. We have one compelling mission: to deliver success for our clients.
Great client service requires insight, expertise, responsiveness, proactivity, and integrity. We strive to understand each client’s business, industry, and goals. We assemble the optimal team of resources from across the firm to tackle our clients’ legal challenges. When we achieve a successful IPO, trial victory, or satisfying resolution of a pro bono matter, we build lasting relationships with clients by delivering results.
The firm’s outstanding client work has achieved broad recognition. Our corporate practices are frequently cited and ranked among the "Best Practices" in their respective markets by publications such as the American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard , Mergerstat, Bloomberg, Thomson Financial League Tables and others. Our practitioners are recognized by their peers in various reference guides including the International Financial Law Review, PLC Cross-border Handbooks, Chambers Global and others. American Lawyer’s 2004 survey cited our Litigation Department as one of the top litigation practices in the country. PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbooks ranked our Intellectual Property practice the leader among law firms in the U.S. for Life Sciences.
Intellectual agility is the hallmark of Morrison & Foerster. We apply it to every matter – from the complex to the routine – to ensure the best outcomes for clients. We attract and retain the best attorneys by practicing at the highest levels of the legal profession in a culture that emphasizes collegiality, respect for everyone, professional and business ethics, and duty to the profession and our communities. Our commitment to diversity and genuine collegiality creates a work environment ideally suited to collaboration and effective teamwork. Progressive workplace policies embodying the principle of mutual respect translate into loyalty and lower turnover rates, winning results, and more stable, enduring client relationships. Others recognize the strength of our culture: we are on FORTUNE’s 2006 list of Best Companies to Work For, and American Lawyer’s 2007 "A" list, and for many years running, have been Vault survey’s #1 law firm for diversity.