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Longtime MoFo Partner Launches Boutique

Longtime MoFo Partner Launches Boutique

After twenty years at Morrison & Foerster, Raj Chatterjee is shifting gears from Big Law to boutique law. “We want the flexibility to take on clients and cases that might not fit well within a large law firm model,” said Chatterjee, who last week announced the launch of boutique law firm Antolin, Agarwal, Chatterjee, with

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What It’s Like to Practice Law in Japan as a Woman

Louise Stoupe’s U.S. visa was set to expire. It was 2001 and she was working as an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Palo Alto office. Someone suggested she move to the firm’s Tokyo office. Fifteen years later, Stoupe is still in Japan. The office has grown from around 25 attorneys to more than 120 attorneys, including

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The Rise of Women in the Land of the Rising Sun (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post is co-head of a commercial litigation and trial practice group in Tokyo. By Louise Stoupe, Partner, Morrison & Foerster The recent landslide win for Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party in the Japanese general election is not only a victory for Abenomics – a combination of fiscal stimulus, monetary

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Fitbit Sleep-Tracker Suit Survives Dismissal Bid

By Julie A. Steinberg, Bloomberg BNA Fitbit Inc. can’t say good night to would-be class claims by consumers alleging the company misled them into paying a premium for sleep-tracking functions that don’t work. James P. Brickman and the other plaintiffs adequately alleged claims against the maker of the popular wearable fitness trackers, Judge James Donato

Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, Photo by Peter Foley (Bloomberg)

Prosecutor in Sheldon Silver Trial Heads Back to Mofo

Last week, Carrie Cohen appeared in a Manhattan courtroom as a federal prosecutor and urged a judge to hammer former state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver with prison time. “His bribery and kickback schemes were multifaceted and nefarious,” Cohen told a judge. “No excuses, just pure greed.” This week, she’s singing a different tune: Cohen joins the ranks

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MoFo Hires Eight Partners From Jenner & Block

Morrison & Foerster has hired eight government contracts and litigation partners from Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C. The team is led by David Churchill and W. Jay DeVecchio, who have become the co-chairs of MoFo’s government contracts and public procurement practice. The rest of the team joining MoFo are as follows. • J. Alex Ward

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#FF For Law Firm Names — Payne & Fears and Low Ball & Lynch

It’s Friday and in keeping with Twitter’s time-honored tradition, we’d like to take a moment to give a shout out — or an offline #FF of sorts — to those law firms that carry the quirkiest names. The three law firms we list are in California — a state whose cities are known for a more laid

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Debevoise & Plimpton Opens in Tokyo

Debevoise & Plimpton has opened an office in Tokyo, where it has advised Japanese corporations for decades. But the firm is not doing so by bringing onboard outside lawyers. Instead, it has relocated three attorneys from New York City. Leading the office is Christopher Smeall, a corporate partner who advises on joint ventures, financing, acquisitions


Diversity Fellowship Programs Are on the Rise

K&L Gates LLP and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law on Thursday announced the creation of a diversity fellowship that will offer a full, three-year scholarship as well as a paid summer associate position at the firm in the student’s first and second summers of law school. With the program, K&L Gates joins the