Morrison-Foerster Firm Taps 12 For Partners, Including Blockchain Co-Chair

Job Appointments | January 8, 2019 By:

Global law firm Morrison & Foerster has elected 12 lawyers to the firm’s partnership. 

The class of 2019 includes an equal number of women and men from multiple practice groups across the firm’s offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Berlin, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington, DC.

In the last five years, MoFo has promoted 29 women to partner, representing 48% of its total partner promotions. The new partners include a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and associate counsel to President Barack Obama, a former Department of Justice prosecutor in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, and a lawyer to blockchain and cryptocurrency companies.

Lawyers in the partnership class advise on areas including privacy and data security, national security, financial services, cross-border tech disputes, real estate investment trusts, tax, intellectual property, M&A, white collar defense and securities litigation.

The new group of MoFo partners:

• Amanda Aikman, Litigation Department, Securities Litigation, Enforcement, + White Collar Defense, FCPA + Anti-Corruption, and Investigations + White Collar Defense Groups (New York)

• Caitlin Sinclaire Blythe, Litigation Department, Securities Litigation, Enforcement, + White Collar Defense and Investigations + White Collar Defense Groups (San Francisco)

• Andy Campbell, Corporate Department (Washington, D.C.)

• Dario de Martino, Corporate Department, Co-chair of the Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group (New York)

• Marc-Alain Galeazzi, Financial Services Group (New York)

• Annabel Gillham, Litigation Department, Employment + Labor and Global Privacy + Data Security Groups, London employment department head (London)

• Akira Irie, Intellectual Property Group (Tokyo)

• Nicole Johnson, State + Local Tax Group (New York)

• Jim Krenn, Corporate Department (San Diego)

• Joyce Liou, Intellectual Property Group (San Francisco)

• David Newman, National Security and Global Risk + Crisis Management Groups (Washington, D.C.)

• Julia Schwalm, Commercial Litigation practice (Berlin)