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ACBA Distinguished Service Award Spotlight – Morrison & Foerster LLP

We are honored to give our annual Distinguished Service Award for Law Firm to Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Morrison & Foerster LLP has a long history of supporting pro bono work. In recent years, they have worked closely with Legal Access Alameda in responding to the recent wildfire disasters. Legal Access Alameda plays a leadership role in the legal response to the California wildfires statewide, creating systems and resources to deliver free legal services in areas ranging from housing and employment to insurance claims and FEMA benefits. Morrison & Foerster LLP has been there from the beginning in 2015 – and not just mobilizing their attorneys to volunteer, but bringing their considerable knowledge to bear in creating those systems and resources. Morrison had created a 100-page manual for lawyers and the public, summarizing the law and resources available for the 2007 wildfire in San Diego. The firm subsequently committed to researching and reprinting this Helping Hands manual for every major wildfire in California – an enormous and time consuming commitment.

Get to Know Morrison & Foerster

Morrison & Foerster LLPWe are Morrison & Foerster—a global firm of exceptional credentials. We are synonymous with a commitment to client service and advisors on market-changing deals and impact litigation. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, and Fortune 100, technology, and life sciences companies. The Financial Times has named the firm to its lists of most innovative law firms in North America every year that it has published its Innovative Lawyers Reports in the region. In the past few years, Chambers USA has honored MoFo’s Privacy and Data Security, Bankruptcy, and IP teams with Firm of the Year awards, the Corporate/M&A team with a client service award, and the firm as a whole as Global USA Firm of the Year.

For over 40 years, the firm has been committed to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while providing an inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. This commitment is essential to who we are as a firm. By bringing our diverse experiences to work, each of us strengthens the quality of the service that we provide to our clients, the legal profession, and our communities.

The firm also has a long history of commitment to the community through providing pro bono legal services, including litigating for civil rights and civil liberties, improving public education for poor children, advocating for veterans, promoting international human rights, winning asylum for the persecuted, and safeguarding the environment.

Lawyers in Morrison & Foerster offices all around the world live out our proud pro bono tradition every day. Their work runs the gamut, from class action representation that benefits thousands to individual advocacy for people who otherwise would be shut out from access to justice. We staff legal service clinics and counsel hundreds of nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on legal needs, from corporate formation to patent claims.

In all these matters, we are guided by the principle of according equal dignity and applying equal rigor to our pro bono endeavors. We invite you to explore some of MoFo pro bono’s most memorable moments, meet the people making a difference, and learn more about our unwavering commitment to pro bono efforts worldwide.

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