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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Main Office: 425 Market Street | San Francisco | CA | 94105-2482
Phone: 415-268-7000 | Fax: 415-268-7522





San Francisco






Morrison & Foerster LLP Reviews view all

Reviewed on May 03, 2023
Former Employee

5.Current EmployeeIt's pretty goodTechnical Analyst in Washington, DCRecommendProsEverybody you meet is super nice and willing to help.ConsNothing I can think of.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on May 04, 2022
Former Employee

Not applicable

Loved everything! They treat everyone well!

None come to mind.

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Awesome environment

Former Employee


Full time



Headline: Join the MoFo Team: Work at Morrison & Foerster LLP. in the Bay Area

For attorneys looking to work in the Bay Area, Morrison & Foerster LLP. (MoFo) provides an exciting choice. Founded in San Francisco in 1883, MoFo is a top-tier law firm with an impressive international presence. With offices in 17 countries across the globe, MoFo has the resources to help attorneys tackle complex legal challenges.

At MoFo, attorneys can expect to work on high-stakes cases at the intersection of business and law. The firm’s impressive portfolio of clients includes Fortune 500 companies, large financial institutions, and leading non-profits. Attorneys have the opportunity to work on a variety of legal matters, from securities law to international arbitration.

MoFo attorneys are also encouraged to develop their practice areas. The firm provides ample opportunities for attorneys to pursue their interests and expand their skill sets. In addition to working on client matters, MoFo attorneys have the chance to engage in pro bono work and contribute to the firm’s many thought leadership initiatives.

What sets MoFo apart is its commitment to its attorneys. MoFo has a supportive and collaborative culture that encourages mentorship and professional growth. The firm values diversity and inclusion and is committed to creating an equitable work environment. MoFo also provides generous benefits, including a competitive compensation package, generous vacation days, and flexible work schedules.

At MoFo, attorneys have the chance to work on challenging and rewarding cases while receiving the support they need to be successful. Join the MoFo team and experience the excitement of working at Morrison & Foerster LLP. in the Bay Area.

Practice Areas

Morrison & Foerster LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Morrison & Foerster LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Morrison & Foerster looks for individuals of exceptional intelligence who can think on their feet and are eager to tackle complex problems. The hiring decisions are not based on grades alone, but an individual, whose academic and other achievements evidence their talent, motivation, energy, and creativity, is preferred over others. The firm also looks for entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and confidence.

MoFo is active in hiring through campus recruitment's as well as from the job fairs. The firm visited about 18 law schools and participated in nearly 5 job fairs during 2011.

Pro bono

Generation after generation, MoFo lawyers have continued their commitment towards 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.

Each lawyer is expected to take on at least one pro bono matter each year. In 2011, its lawyers recorded approximately 95,000 pro bono hours firmwide.

Recently MoFo has been honored by the Pro Bono Institute (PBI)'s John H. Pickering Award, given in recognition of the firm's unwavering commitment to pro bono.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

MoFo is consistently included as one of America's top 20 law firms in The American Lawyer's A-List. Firm's lawyers too have brought some of the notable national and international recognitions for the firm.

Chambers Asia recommended 26 of our practice areas in its 2012 guide.

In the second edition of "Best Law Firms," published in 2011 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, MoFo ranked as one of the top 10 law firms nationwide - out of more than 9,500 firms in the survey - based on the number of top-tier national rankings earned.

In the 2011 edition of the Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report, client feedback placed MoFo in the FT Law 25 - a list of the most innovative firms in the United States.

In 2010 and 2011, M&A Advisor named us "Law Firm of the Year."

In 2008 Morrison & Foerster was crowned at the 2008 ALB Japan Law Awards for M&A Deal of the Year and Japan Deal of the Year.

Diversity Write a review

Morrison & Foerster has a long history of nurturing tolerance, inclusion and mutual respect. The firm has an active diversity program for more than fifteen years, which focuses on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, identity and expression. MoFo consistently ranks at the top of surveys addressing workplace diversity, the hiring of minority lawyers and women.

Women, minority and openly gay and lesbian lawyers currently serve, or have served, in important leadership positions within the firm, including as Chair of the Firm, as Department Chairs, as Practice Group Heads, on our Executive Committee and on our Board of Directors.

Summer associate program

Morrison & Foerster offers a summer program, not as lavish as other places, but it gives an idea of what the firm and the office is all about. Associates are given freedom for getting assignments and in terms of social events.

Associates appreciate the on-the-job training at the firm. In 2010, Morrison & Foerster LLP had a class of 74 summer associates. All summer associates are paid $3,080 per week, regardless of class. Even when the firm deferred the start dates of its class of 2009 first year associates, it provided them with a $5,000 monthly stipend during that time.

Working for the Morrison & Foerster LLP

Working at Morrison & Foerster is a real treat for lawyers. It is evident from the fact that Fortune magazine has named the firm in one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" and Working Mother magazine has voted the firm one of the best places to work thirteen times.

MoFo's standards are high and schedules are demanding. But the firm is built on respect, including supporting the outside life of its attorneys and adopting policies consistent with that support.

Firm's reduced hours attorneys work less than 100% of a full-time schedule. Their hours' expectations and base salary are adjusted based on the percentage of a full-time schedule that the attorney intends to work.


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