The Legal 500 US Recognizes MoFo as One of the USA’s Top Firms

Emily Parkin

The Legal 500 United States has once again recognized Morrison Foerster as a leading law firm by including 47 of the firm’s practices and awarding 216 individual recognitions in its newly released 2022 edition, which ranks and recommends law firms and lawyers in the United States. The rankings are based solely on feedback from in-house peers and The Legal 500’s independent research.

Of the practice area rankings, the firm received four Tier 1 distinctions, including Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy); Government Contracts; Patents: Licensing; and Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action – Defense: Consumer Products (including Tobacco). The firm also entered the rankings this year in Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Issuers, Finance: Project Finance: Advice to Lenders, and Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission).

Underscoring the wide range of talent at Morrison Foerster, the firm received 216 individual recognitions from The Legal 500. Six MoFo lawyers were awarded the publication’s highest distinction: inclusion on the “Hall of Fame” list, which honors lawyers who have received constant praises from their clients for continued excellence.

The MoFo lawyers on the 2022 “Hall of Fame” list include:

  • Deanne Maynard, Dispute Resolution: Appellate
  • Brian Busey, Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • Kristen Mathews, Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Miriam Wugmeister, Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Vivian Hanson, Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing
  • William Schwartz, Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions

In addition to the “Hall of Fame” distinction, a number of other MoFo lawyers received praise from The Legal 500, with 12 partners labeled as “Leading Lawyers” in their field.

Leading Lawyers:

  • Lisa Phelan, Antitrust: Cartel
  • Joseph Palmore, Dispute Resolution: Appellate
  • Erin Bosman, Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Consumer Products (including Tobacco)
  • Damien Specht, Government: Government Contracts
  • Tessa Schwartz, Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing
  • William Schwartz, Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing
  • Michael Jacobs, Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage)
  • Stefani Shanberg, Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • Murray Indick, M&A / Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
  • Julie O’Neill, Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Mark Edelstein, Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate Finance
  • Thomas Fileti, Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate Finance

The firm has also been recognized by The Legal 500 and the broader market for our commitment to growing the next generation of talent. Speaking to the material difference they’ve made to their practice, nine lawyers were recognized as “Next Generation Partners” and five received “Rising Star” rankings.

Next Generation Partners:

  • Eliot Adelson, Antitrust: Cartel
  • Megan Gerking, Antitrust: Cartel
  • Julie Park, Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Brandon Van Grack, Dispute Resolution: International Trade
  • Jennifer Marines, Finance: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
  • Omar Pringle, M&A / Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
  • Jeffrey Silberman, Media Technology and Telecoms: Fintech
  • Justin Haan, Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions
  • Keith Print, Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate Finance

To view the complete list of Morrison Foerster’s rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 US, please visit the publication’s website.

https://www.mofo.com/resources/news/220608-legal-500-us-recognizes-mofo.html

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