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MoFo Scores Partial Victory In ‘Mommy Track’ Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Two claims against the Biglaw giant have been dismissed, though plaintiffs will have the opportunity to replead their case.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Gibson Dunn, Morrison & Foerster, MoFo, The Jabot, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sanford Heisler Sharp, Sanford Heisler LLP


May 1 roundup

U.K.: Whole Earth 3 Nut Butter recalled for not displaying a “contains nuts” warning on the jar [Katie Morley, Telegraph] “Community College Reportedly Bans Pro-Second-Amendment Banner with Picture of Rifles” [Eugene Volokh] More on the dubious “hate crimes have surged” narrative, from Will Reilly of Kentucky State, who has a new book out [Nolan Finley, Detroit News, earlier] In Lamps Plus v. Varela, Supreme Court rules courts should not read class arbitration mechanisms into arbitration a...
Tags: Guns, Law, Uncategorized, Divorce, Chicago, Judges, Tyler Cowen, ABA Journal, Hate Crimes, Arbitration, Charlotte Garden, Morrison Foerster, Kentucky State, Detroit News, Eugene Volokh, Nolan Finley


Biglaw Continues To Struggle With Gender Equity

Not a great look for these firms even if they ultimately prevail.
Tags: Law, Women's Issues, Biglaw, Jones Day, Morrison & Foerster, The Jabot




Morning Docket: 04.10.19

* Tired of remaining silent, Jones Day is now defending itself against a $200 million gender bias class-action lawsuit, saying that the firm is "proud of its success in promoting a diverse group of outstanding lawyers." [Law.com] * Meanwhile, MoFo is seeking sanctions against the attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp who filed the "mommy track" lawsuit against the firm, as well as against one of the anonymous plaintiffs, alleging that the claims made were "knowingly baseless." [American Lawyer] *...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Washington Post, Cbs News, Wisconsin, Abortion, House Intelligence Committee, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Gender Bias, Biglaw, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Treasury Department


Another Side to the #gagtheswag Campaign

You may have heard about #gagtheswag, the campaign to limit or prohibit all that cheap swag given away at legal conferences. The idea is to encourage vendors and conference organizers to either ban conference swag or provide only swag that is 100 percent recyclable. Frank Ready reported on the campaign Friday at Legaltech News and Richard Tromans posted about it at Artificial Lawyer. The Time Blawg takes a dissenting view. The five organizers of the campaign — Ann Björk, cofounder, Virtual Intel...
Tags: Law, China, Uncategorized, Bangladesh, Morrison Foerster, Bob Ambrogi, Legaltech News, Clare Godson, Richard Tromans, Time Blawg, Ann Björk, Virtual Intelligence VQ, Shruti Ahuja Cogny, Heather McAuliffe, Anna McGrane


Another Side to the #gagtheswag Campaign

You may have heard about #gagtheswag, the campaign to limit or prohibit all that cheap swag given away at legal conferences. The idea is to encourage vendors and conference organizers to either ban conference swag or provide only swag that is 100 percent recyclable. Frank Ready reported on the campaign Friday at Legaltech News and Richard Tromans posted about it at Artificial Lawyer. The Time Blawg takes a dissenting view. The five organizers of the campaign — Ann Björk, cofounder, Virtual Intel...
Tags: Law, China, Uncategorized, Bangladesh, Morrison Foerster, Legaltech News, Clare Godson, Richard Tromans, Time Blawg, Ann Björk, Virtual Intelligence VQ, Shruti Ahuja Cogny, Heather McAuliffe, Anna McGrane


Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against MoFo Spirals And Gets Yet Another Plaintiff

MoFo has mo' plaintiffs to deal with in this pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Morrison & Foerster, MoFo, The Jabot, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sanford Heisler Sharp, Sanford Heisler LLP


Morning Docket: 03.05.19

* Another woman alleges Morrison & Foerster held back her career by placing her on a "mommy track." These Mofos. [American Lawyer] * Ty Cobb thinks Robert Mueller is "an American hero" underscoring why Cobb's no longer running the president's defense. [ABC News] * Being no fools, Team Cohen tried to secure a pardon before finally deciding to cooperate with the government. [WSJ] * Jane Mayer reports that Trump ordered his underlings to block the Time Warner deal in an effort to punish CNN for ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Sexism, Government, Cnn, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bail, Donald Trump, Abc News, Mariah Carey, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Jane Mayer, Michael Cohen, Cobb, Morrison & Foerster


Morning Docket: 02.05.19

* Another woman alleges Morrison & Foerster held back her career by placing her on a "mommy track." These Mofos. [American Lawyer] * Ty Cobb thinks Robert Mueller is "an American hero" underscoring why Cobb's no longer running the president's defense. [ABC News] * Being no fools, Team Cohen tried to secure a pardon before finally deciding to cooperate with the government. [WSJ] * Jane Mayer reports that Trump ordered his underlings to block the Time Warner deal in an effort to punish CNN for ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Sexism, Government, Cnn, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bail, Donald Trump, Abc News, Mariah Carey, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Jane Mayer, Michael Cohen, Cobb, Morrison & Foerster


Morning Docket: 02.19.19

* 16 states, including New York and California, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump yesterday -- yes, on President's Day -- challenging his declaration of a national emergency. [NBC News] * Meredith Watson, one of the women to accuse Virginia Lieutenant Governor and MoFo partner Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, writes in an op-ed that she's willing to publicly testify about the allegations. [Washington Post] * North Carolina elections shenanigans: state investigators the allege Rep...
Tags: New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, Marijuana, Nbc News, New York Times, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Justice Department, Online Gambling, Gibson Dunn, Tony Evers


Morning Docket: 02.15.19

* Today begins the national emergency of "not enough constitutional law scholars to fill every cable news interview slot." [NY Times] * Great when the new AG starts off his tenure with some light corruption. [Vanity Fair] * The Supreme Court's assault on the bar is unsurprisingly spreading. [National Law Journal] * The demands of in-house hiring folks can make them their own worst enemy. [Corporate Counsel] * Amazon has bailed on its NYC headquarters putting an end to one of the most comical...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Vanity Fair, Ny Times, AG, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket, Morrison & Foerster, Bill Barr




Morning Docket: 02.13.19

* Former Attorney General Eric Holder headed to Iowa earlier this week, but claims that he's still deciding whether or not he's going to throw his hat into the already crowded ring for the 2020 Democractic presidential nomination. [ ] * Michael Cohen was supposed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, but his testimony was postponed for the third time this month, this time "due to post surgery medical needs." What's he getting done before jail? [CNN] * In the “mommy trac...
Tags: Politics, Law, Eric Holder, Mental Health, Iowa, Deaths, Women's Issues, Senate Intelligence Committee, Biglaw, Reed Smith, ABA Journal, Health & Wellness, Election 2020, Michael Cohen, Morrison & Foerster, Senate Intelligence


Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

It isn't just Fairfax's political job that is on the line.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Government, Biglaw, Fairfax, Morrison & Foerster, Larren Nashelsky, Justin Fairfax


Morning Docket: 02.11.19

* “We take the allegations against Justin very seriously.” Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia who’s embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster, where he’s a partner, as the firm itself conducts its own investigation into the allegations. [National Law Journal] * High revenue and even higher demand resulted in law firms posting their best results since just before the recession, with Am Law 50 and niche/boutique firms outperformi...
Tags: Politics, Television, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Virginia, Massachusetts, Marco Rubio, Miami, Amy Klobuchar, Pbs, Biglaw, Finding Your Roots, Election 2020, Justin


More Plaintiffs Added To Astonishing Pregnancy And Gender Discrimination Case Against MoFo

A spokesperson for the firm calls the allegations 'inconsistent' with the firm's values.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Morrison & Foerster, MoFo, The Jabot, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sanford Heisler Sharp, Sanford Heisler LLP, Aimee Krause Stewart


Morning Docket: 07.10.18

* A quick primer on the key Judge Kavanaugh opinions to understand before this grueling process gets underway. [Law360] * Dianne Feinstein hiring MoFo to vet Brett Kavanaugh. [The Recorder] * After briefly flirting with looking outside the two schools, the Supreme Court will remain exclusively for people who attended either Yale or Harvard (including Justice Ginsburg, who transferred from Harvard). [Washington Post] * Uber brings in top Justice Department attorney. [Wall Street Journal] * Ha...
Tags: Uber, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Diversity, Harvard, Yale, Rape, Harvey Weinstein, Courts, Department Of Justice, Dianne Feinstein, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Biglaw, Ginsburg


Webinar Tomorrow: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap

Join me tomorrow as I moderate the free webinar, An Emerging Trend in Legal Technology: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap. Sponsored by the Association of Legal Technologists, the panel will feature the presidents of three major organizations of legal professionals. They will be discussing how law firms can better capture and make use of the collective experience of their professionals and the institutional knowledge of the firm. A key theme will be how different departments of a firm can mor...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Robert Ambrogi, Morrison Foerster, Greg Lambert, Association of Legal Technologists, Elaine Screechfield, National Docketing Association, American Association of Law Librarians, Jackson Walker Gary Meluish, International Practice Management Association, Ballard Spahr Gavin McGrane


Webinar Tomorrow: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap

Join me tomorrow as I moderate the free webinar, An Emerging Trend in Legal Technology: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap. Sponsored by the Association of Legal Technologists, the panel will feature the presidents of three major organizations of legal professionals. They will be discussing how law firms can better capture and make use of the collective experience of their professionals and the institutional knowledge of the firm. A key theme will be how different departments of a firm can mor...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Morrison Foerster, Greg Lambert, Association of Legal Technologists, Elaine Screechfield, National Docketing Association, American Association of Law Librarians, Jackson Walker Gary Meluish, International Practice Management Association, Ballard Spahr Gavin McGrane


Fitbit Faces Possible Contempt Charge For Admitting What Everyone Already Knows

Mandatory arbitration clauses are designed to gut consumer rights. Apparently, that's news to the court.
Tags: Law, Courts, Fitbit, Class Actions, Morrison & Foerster, Lieff Cabraser, James Donato


MoFo’s Embarrassing Treatment Of A New Mother

The firm is about to get dragged again for how it handles new mothers.
Tags: Law, Breastfeeding, Biglaw, Working Mothers, Morrison & Foerster, Breast Pump, The Jabot


Morning Docket: 05.07.18

* According to Rudy Giuliani, if special counsel Robert Mueller issues a subpoena, Donald Trump "[doesn't] have to" comply with it. After all, "[h]e’s the president of the United States. [He] can assert the same privileges other presidents have." And he has no plans to allow Trump to sit for an interview with Mueller -- Giuliani won't allow him to "walk him into a prosecution for perjury." Admitting during a TV interview that your client is a liar? Check. [Washington Post] * And that's not all,...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, United States, New York Times, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Biglaw, Kentucky Derby, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Morrison & Foerster, Robert Mueller, Cleary Gottlieb, Morning Docket


No one should ever have to choose between their children and their job

Three female associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed an alleged $100 million class-action sex discrimination lawsuit against the firm. They claim that their employer “mommy tracks” lawyer moms working at the firm by denying them opportunities for advancement and higher pay. According to the lawsuit [pdf] (care of the ABA Journal): Morrison & Foerster discriminates against Plaintiffs and other female attorneys, especially pregnant attorneys and women with children, with respect to compens...
Tags: Law, ABA Journal, Hobson, Morrison Foerster, Jon Hyman



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