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Morrison Foerster FAQs

Find the answers to all the questions you might have about Morrison Foerster. 

How many offices does the firm have?

Morrison Foerster has 18 offices across the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Are there any opportunities for a secondment?

The training period consists of four, six-month seats, with the potential to complete overseas secondments in MoFo’s Singapore and Brussels offices or with MoFo’s clients. Seat options are subject to business and client needs.

Why is the firm nicknamed MoFo?

In the 1970s, when people communicated via overseas cables, the firm purposely chose “mofo” as its address.

I’m interested in pro-bono work, can I do this at the firm?

Pro bono work is part of Morrison Foerster’s DNA. The dedicated pro bono team and London Pro Bono Committee provide frequent opportunities for London trainees and attorneys to work on both domestic and international matters, ranging from providing direct services to low-income individuals, to counselling nonprofit organisations, to advising at law clinics. Lawyers in the London office partner with a variety of organisations on pro bono projects, including Advocates for International Development, TrustLaw, JUSTICE, PILnet, Asylum Aid, Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K), the Chancery Lane Project, the Centre for Reproductive Rights, the Nature Conservancy, Prime Advocates, Not Beyond Redemption, Human Rights Watch, the Public International Law & Policy Group, and APPEAL (Centre for Criminal Appeals).

The London office is a member of the Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono in the UK, a law firm-led initiative to promote pro bono work, in which members commit to strive for an average of 25 pro bono hours per attorney in their UK offices. Last year, our London lawyers averaged over 69 pro bono hours per attorney.