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Morrison & Foerster shines spotlight on female lawyers

San Francisco firm creates Twitter account to promote the accomplishments of its female attorneys

There has been mixed news of late for powerful, professional women. Recent studies have shown that women tend to dominate the compliance officer field, but some believe that this is at the expense of positions in other business units.  And, while there has been a dearth of female CEOs in the last year or so, studies indicate that the number of female chief executives may soon trend sharply upward. 

And, while we are still a long way from seeing women holding one third of GC positions in the Fortune 500, there are initiatives in place to help bring attention to the accomplishments of female attorneys around the country. One such initiative has been put in place by San Francisco-based law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP (known as MoFo.)

In order to shine the spotlight on its deep roster of talented female attorneys, MoFo has decided to use social media to get the word out. It has created a Twitter account, @MoFoWomen, to spread the word about the efforts the firm is taking to promote women in the legal field.

MoFo has a strong track record for recognizing talented female lawyers. Half of the firm’s partners this year are women, and MoFo also has women heading litigation teams and serving in firm management. In January, the firm received a Catalyst Award for this effort., which acknowledges its dedication to developing female leadership. MoFo has a number of groups within the organization that relate to women, such as the its San Francisco Working Moms group.


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Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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