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OUR WORK AND OUR CLIENTS.

Our amazing clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, investment banks and technology and life science companies. Our work with them usually is complex and always important. We are leaders in every area in which we practice - technology, litigation, IP, corporate, etc. - which contributes to making MoFo the first call when our clients face challenging or novel issues. Our lawyers across our 15 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia share a commitment to excellence and a dedication to helping our clients succeed. Our clients count on us to provide creative and business-minded advice and solutions. Contributing to their success makes our work fun.

GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

You shouldn't take our word for it. We're one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" according to Fortune magazine. We're consistently featured in the top ranks of Vault's Best Firms to Work For.  Working Mother magazine has voted us one of the best places to work thirteen times. Why? We think it's our people who are passionate about what they do, who don't think of work as just work, and who view maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment as central to who we are and what we will always be. We consider respect for the views of all of our colleagues integral to our culture. While we take our work seriously, we remember not to take ourselves too seriously. Whether it's our firm nickname, MoFo, or the latest Mofonics song, we're reminded that a sense of humor helps us stay focused on the important things growing, while preserving the culture that has been a source of our strength.

VALUING OUR DIFFERENCES.

We are a collection of individuals with different personalities, outlooks, backgrounds and experiences. We share the view that our differences make a difference and value the perspectives that the diversity of our lawyers and staff bring to our firm.

For the past 12 years, Vault has ranked MoFo one of the top firms in Diversity. The Minority Law Journal consistently ranks us among the most diverse firms in the country. For the ninth year in a row, Morrison & Foerster has been named to The American Lawyer 's "The A-List." But, there is always room to raise the glass ceiling a little higher and open the doors a little wider. In a firm where nearly half of our associates are women and people of color account for nearly a third of our associates, opportunity thrives.

HIGHLY COMPENSATED.

Sometimes the most rewarding compensation is not financial. We've always understood this. Some of our best and most important clients never pay us. We are recognized as among the nation's leaders for our longstanding commitment to pro bono work. An essential part of the Morrison & Foerster difference is our tradition of strongly encouraging and valuing pro bono work. We are extremely proud of our pro bono efforts and the recognition that our lawyers have earned. Generation after generation of Morrison & Foerster lawyers continue our commitment to the issues of children in poverty, education, civil rights and civil liberties, death penalty and prisoners' rights, international human rights, political asylum, housing and homelessness, and AIDS-related matters.

INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE.

We believe the firm's greatest asset should be the last person hired. Delivering results for our clients requires the best legal talent. We look for individuals whose academic and other achievements evidence their talent, motivation, energy and creativity. Our hiring decisions are not based on grades alone. We look for something more and, specifically, entrepreneurial spirit, drive and confidence. We encourage our new lawyers to take on significant responsibility early in their careers. We are not a hierarchical organization; our partners, associates and staff work together closely in an informal working environment. Our associates practice with experienced lawyers and learn from them. We understand our primary responsibility to be the training and mentoring of our associates. Every new associate at the firm is assigned an Odyssey Partner for the first year at the firm. Through our formal and informal mentoring, our associates can become leaders in their practice.

Contact Info

For general information/questions about the firm, contact:

Nicole Wanzer
Director of Attorney Recruiting
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: NWanzer@mofo.com

For Interview Contact Information for each office, go to:

http://www.mofocareers.com/hiring/office-contacts.html