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Applications should be made via the online application form at careers.mofo.com/london/.
We have two vacancies for our 2023 training intake.
We have seven vacancies for our 2024 training intake.
The application deadline for 2023 is 29 November 2021.
The application deadline for 2024 is 3 January 2022.
How to applywww.mofo.com
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Ms Rebecca Nasskau
Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- HR-led interview
- Panel interview
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
Morrison & Foerster is a leading global firm, with over 1,000 lawyers in key technology and finance centres in the US, Europe and Asia. In Europe we have a team of more than 130 lawyers in our strategic hubs of London, Berlin and Brussels. We work alongside our colleagues in the US and Asia, drawing on cultural, jurisdictional and market knowledge to deliver the best advice and client service.
Dynamic technology and life sciences companies, some of the largest financial investors and financial institutions, leading consumer product companies, and other market leaders come to MoFo for our expertise, knowledge, advice, and individually tailored client service. We handle some of the world’s largest cross-border transactions and resolve some of the biggest disputes across multiple jurisdictions.
Our firm was built on, and continues to succeed, because of the talent of our lawyers and their innovative approach in the practice of law. We practice in a collegial environment where we value teamwork, diverse perspectives and employee wellbeing. As our nickname MoFo suggests, we take our work seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
We are looking for dynamic and driven individuals who can display a genuine enthusiasm for a career in law. If you have an interest in technology and finance and are keen to get exposure to some of the largest and most complex corporate and financial transactions and global disputes and investigations, then we want to hear from you. We value diversity, have a strong commitment to pro bono and want our future trainees to share this philosophy.
In 2022, we will be running one, one-week spring vacation scheme from 4 April to 8 April and two two-week summer vacation schemes from 13 June to 24 June and from 27 June to 8 July. Our vacation schemes provide insight into life at MoFo and offer the opportunity to consider whether we are the right firm for you. Summer associates will gain a good picture of how much responsibility our trainees are given; it’s also a chance to meet and learn more about our London-based attorneys and staff. The vacation scheme is our sole method of recruiting future trainees.
Trainees are given the support and training required to excel in their work; from trainee induction sessions, regular training via our MoFo Academy and significant daily responsibility. This combination enables our trainees to develop the necessary skills to deliver exceptional client service on complex global matters. The training period consists of four six-month seats, with the potential of a seat in our Singapore office. There is an active mentoring programme and a formal review process four times annually to provide continuous support and development. Trainees also have access to our health and wellbeing resources, such as a subscription with the Calm app and a wealth of online information on our portal.
Diversity in action
For over 40 years, MoFo has been committed to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while providing an inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. We’ve been a longtime champion for diversity within the legal profession and take pride in our diverse workplace. We believe that lawyers with different backgrounds, interests, and experiences working together arrive at better answers and offer fresher perspectives. We continuously work to attract, develop, and retain talented lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Our London attorneys Brian Bates and Trevor James sit on the firmwide Diversity Strategy Committee, the primary mission of which is to recommend major diversity goals and objectives to our board of directors. We also have an active London Diversity Committee and a number of affinity groups.
Globally, MoFo has over 30 affinity groups that provide support networks and programming for various employee groups, including 14 groups dedicated to BAME/communities of colour attorneys. In the London office specifically, we have affinity groups for LGBTQ+ members of the office, for women, and MoFo Together, which focuses on raising awareness and addressing some of the barriers facing ethnic minorities in the legal profession and beyond.
Our senior female lawyers in London also play a role in the firm’s global Women’s Strategy Committee, which works closely with firm leadership, including the firm’s chair, firmwide managing partners, and board of directors to ensure that the advancement of women is a constant strategic priority.
MoFo London’s active LGBTQ+ affinity group brings together members of that community as well as its supporters. The LGBTQ+ affinity group provides a forum to discuss issues of concern to the LGBTQ+ community and works to advance networking opportunities within the London office and the broader firm, with clients, and across the broader London business community. We’re proud that our chair emeritus was the first openly gay managing partner of an international law firm.
We pay full GDL and LPC course fees at the University of Law. We also offer up to £10,000 maintenance grant during the GDL and LPC; if students have already completed either course prior to securing a training contract with us, we offer 50% reimbursement of fees.
- Bankruptcy & restructuring
- Capital markets
- Data privacy
- Equity derivatives
- Financial services regulation
- Financial transactions
- Private equity real estate
- Technology transactions
- Corporate & Commercial
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
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|Retention rate:||100% (2020)|
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- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Northern Virginia
- Palo Alto
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
- Asylum Aid UK
- PILnet (Public Interest Law)
- Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre
- TrustLaw Connect
- UK collaborative pro bono plan
- Zacchaeus 2000 Trust
- Aspiring Solicitors
- Brokerage Citylink
- Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership