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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 16 offices across the United States, Asia and Europe.

Are there any opportunities for a secondment?

Trainees can gain corporate or finance experience in the firm’s Singapore office, through the trainee secondment scheme.

Why is the firm nicknamed MoFo?

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

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

Morrison & Foerster’s lawyers are deeply committed to pro bono work. The firm’s trainees and associates have numerous opportunities to work on domestic and international matters, such as counselling nonprofit organisations and advising at law clinics. 

When do training contract applications open?

Applications typically open in October and close in January. 

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