Morrison Foerster Graduate Careers
Welcome to Morrison Foerster's Law Firm Hub. Here you will find out all about this international firm's areas of specialism as well as their early career opportunities such as training contracts and vacation schemes.
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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Morrison Foerster
Morrison Foerster (MoFo) has a global reach, with 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. During your training contract in London, you’ll work with some of the firm’s 1,000 lawyers across the world, collaborating across multiple jurisdictions and working on varied cross-border matters. The firm provides legal advice to leading technology companies, financial institutions, banks, consulting and accountancy firms, and Fortune 100 companies, transforming its client’s complexities into advantage. MoFo’s pro bono efforts are unwavering, with the firm awarded the 2022 Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Award, recognising the longstanding partnership between the firm and the foundation on pro bono projects.
MoFo is a global firm, where they provide support from day one, demonstrating its collaborative and inclusive approach to work. You will receive extensive exposure to senior lawyers and partners, who welcome trainee insight and value your contributions. Past trainees have praised the “approachable” nature of senior lawyers at MoFo, and echoed the collaborative nature of the firm, noting that their contributions are always respected.
The firm is a global leader across technology, transactional and contentious work. Trainees have the chance to complete four, six-month seats, rotating through the firm’s key practices and areas of expertise, including, but not limited to, corporate, litigation, finance, technology transactions, intellectual property, employment, data privacy, and tax. Trainees can also develop experience on a six-month secondment to the firm’s Singapore or Brussels office.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are key at Morrison Foerster. For over 40 years, MoFo has committed to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while ensuring they provide an inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. This is essential to who they are as a firm.
MoFo has been a long-time champion for diversity within the legal profession and takes pride in its diverse workplace. MoFo believes that lawyers with different backgrounds, interests and experiences work together to create better solutions and offer innovative perspectives for its clients. MoFo works continuously to attract, develop and retain talented lawyers from all backgrounds.
Globally, MoFo has over 30 affinity groups that provide support networks and programming for various employee groups. In London they offer MoFo Proud, the affinity group for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, MoFo Women, the network for female lawyers and staff, and MoFo Together, which focuses on raising awareness and addressing some of the barriers facing underrepresented communities in the legal profession and beyond.
Find out more by visiting MoFo’s Diversity page.
What the firm says
Morrison Foerster is a leading global firm, with over 1,000 lawyers in key technology and finance centres in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In Europe we have a team of over 150 lawyers in our strategic hubs of London, Berlin and Brussels. As a trainee at Morrison Foerster, you’ll be part of a team working on some of the world’s largest cross-border transactions for dynamic technology and life sciences companies, financial institutions and leading consumer product companies. Market leaders come to MoFo for our expertise, knowledge, advice, and individually tailored client service. We handle some of the world’s largest cross-border transactions and resolve some of the biggest disputes across multiple jurisdictions. Our firm was built on, and continues to succeed, because of the talent of our lawyers and their innovative approach in the practice of law. We practice in a collegial environment where we value teamwork, diverse perspectives and employee wellbeing. As our nickname MoFo suggests, we take our work seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
- First Year Trainee£60,000
- 2nd Year Trainee£65,000
- UK Offices1 (London)
- A-Levels AAB
- Degree 2:1 or above