Training + Mentorship

Your Success Story Starts Here

By collaborating across borders, practice areas, and business functions, we succeed as one firm. At MoFo, you’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn from the best legal minds in the industry. From early on, you’ll get exposure to training, support, and exciting projects where you’ll gain practical skills and make life-long connections. Here, you’re encouraged to go beyond just embracing ideas to playing an active role in creating new ones.

MoFo Stories

Get to know MoFo through the eyes of our talented lawyers. Click on the photos to read how they have benefited from the support of their mentors and hands on training.

Expect More

Experienced Guidance

Your best teachers were probably those who were authorities in their areas, enjoyed their jobs, and conveyed their enthusiasm in the classroom. Similarly, you’ll find our partners and senior attorneys to be excellent teachers. You’ll work closely with more senior attorneys in your practice group on complex matters. They’ll guide you in developing skill in your area and help you build long-lasting client relationships.

Personal Mentoring

Yale Law WomenWe consistently hear of attorneys’ desire for regular, specific, and personal interactions with partners. Our formal mentoring program is designed to maximize your professional development and the quality of our client service. The program pairs you with a formal mentor for your first year with the firm.

Continuous Training

MoFo associates work on cutting-edge deals and disputes from day one. We believe in lean staffing to promote efficiency and a steep learning curve for junior lawyers. We don’t have a set timetable or hierarchy for associate responsibility. We encourage attorneys to take as much responsibility as they can handle in their assignments, and we encourage supervising attorneys to provide the most challenging and varied assignments.

Candid Feedback

We’re strongly committed to a robust evaluation process. We evaluate attorney performance regularly, providing candid feedback to assist you in developing your strengths or addressing any areas of concern. Our Attorney Development Framework articulates our practice expectations at various levels.

Professional Advancement

We begin with the expectation that each associate we hire is capable of becoming a Morrison & Foerster partner. Of course, associates choose different career paths and develop at different speeds. Our partnership track is correspondingly flexible.



Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.