With more than 1,100 lawyers in 17 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a leading global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dynamic technology and life sciences companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies, and other industry leaders come to Morrison & Foerster for knowledge, innovation, and business aptitude.
Areas of Practice:
Business Restructuring + Insolvency: MoFo advises debtors, creditors’ committees, secured lenders, and other participants in the distressed markets on the issues that arise in relation to corporate distress, including some of the most significant bankruptcy cases in recent history. The firm is a market leader in creditors’ committee representation, cross-border insolvencies, distressed real estate, the restructuring of financial institutions, insolvencies involving key intellectual property, and hedge fund failures.
Capital Markets: We are a leading firm for issuer and underwriter representations for IPOs; offerings of debt and equity; hybrid, preferred, and structured securities; private placements; PIPEs; 144A/Reg. S offerings; continuous issuance programs; and derivatives.
Emerging Companies + Venture Capital: We have a leading start-up, emerging company, venture capital, and corporate venture practice. We assist companies and their investors at every stage of the business lifecycle — from initial formation and financings, to late-stage financings and initial public offerings. We have assisted our clients in raising, or deploying, more than $60 billion of venture capital in the past five years.
Financial Services: MoFo is one of the leading banking and financial services law firms in the world, advising domestic and foreign banks, investment banks, insurance companies, credit card companies, mortgage bankers, investment management companies and investment advisers, money transmitters, and other financial services companies on regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters.
Global Risk + Crisis Management: MoFo’s Global Risk + Crisis Management Group provides critical advice for anticipating and responding to any crisis. From cyber breach to product recalls, our lawyers have decades of collective experience, across disciplines and industries, successfully guiding clients through crises at the highest levels. Our team helps companies prepare for and detect crises well before they ever occur. Should our clients ever face a crisis, our response is immediate and strategic; we develop communication, litigation, and regulatory plans, ensuring that our clients’ businesses and brands continue to thrive.
Government Contracts + Public Procurement: Our government contracts practice is one of the largest of its kind, with more than 25 lawyers exclusively dedicated to the practice, including over 12 with U.S. government security clearances. We counsel U.S. and foreign businesses of all sizes and types — from Fortune 50 companies to small businesses and private equity firms — on the full range of legal, regulatory, and compliance issues that they may encounter when they do business with government entities.
Intellectual Property: MoFo is a global IP powerhouse, known for developing novel solutions for protecting and enforcing some of the most prized IP in the world. We represent pioneering companies and global megabrands in high-stakes, complex, and bet-the-company patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and licensing matters. Our team includes 65 PhDs and more than 100 advanced degrees in scientific and technical disciplines, which inform our abilities to craft customized IP strategies and deliver victories both in and out of the courtroom.