The firm had a great reputation, and the people with whom I interacted [on previous work] seemed to have a really healthy approach to their work. They were enjoyable to be around.

As an associate in a law firm and then later, as head of OUII [the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Office of Unfair Important Investigations], I found that in addition to intelligence and good legal judgment, personalities do matter when you’re working closely and intensely with people on high-stakes litigation matters. Different law firms and different offices within government have distinct profiles. To me, Morrison & Foerster stood out in a positive way.