Morrison & Foerster business professionals share our lawyers’ high standards and commitment to excellence. Their contributions are critical to our business and help sustain and enhance our reputation for exemplary service.

We look for employees who will tackle their work with initiative, attention to detail, and a willingness to work as part of a team. In our collaborative work environment, individual talent flourishes, opinions are valued, and contributions are acknowledged. You’ll take on interesting work and realize both personal and professional growth.

Grow with a legal industry leader.


Our people are enthusiastic, creative, and dedicated professionals. We make sure they have the training, resources, and technology needed to do their best work. We appreciate their diverse talents, and reward their contributions by providing competitive salaries and benefits. It’s no wonder that so many of our professionals have long records of service and great things to say about working at MoFo.

  • talented, caring people

  • hard work is appreciated and rewarded

  • hardworking group of superstars

  • opportunities to contribute

  • opportunities for professional growth

  • bright people, great service

  • people and relationships

  • tools and time to expand my technical skills

  • years ahead … in embracing technology

  • demanding and creative and exciting



We employ more than 1,000 nonlawyer professionals throughout our 16 offices worldwide, including in the following areas.

  • Administrative + Secretarial Support

    Administrative Coordinator
    Executive Assistant
    Legal Secretary

  • Diversity + Inclusion

    Associate Affairs & Alumni Engagement
    Attorney Recruiting & Talent Pipeline Development
    Client Relations & Partner Affairs
    Global Integration
    Strategy, Metrics & Analyst
    Women's Initiatives & Development

  • Financial Operations

    Billing and Collections
    Financial Analysis
    Financial Systems
    Payroll and Tax
    Practice Administration

  • Human Resources

    Benefits and Compensation
    Employee Relations
    Staff and Paralegal Recruiting
    Systems and Operations
    Talent Development

  • Information Technology

    End User Support and Help Desk
    Enterprise and Administrative Systems

  • Marketing

    Business Development
    Client Relations
    Creative Services
    Marketing Technology

  • Office Operations

    Catering and Purchasing

  • Paralegals + eDiscovery Services

    eDiscovery Analysts
    eDiscovery Project Managers
    Senior Paralegals

  • Patent Support

    Foreign Filing Specialists
    Patent Docket
    Patent Support Managers
    U.S. Filing Specialists

  • Recruitment + Development

    Attorney Development and Evaluation
    Attorney Recruitment
    Attorney Training and Continuing Legal Education

  • Additional Support Functions

    Library and Research
    Procurement and Contracts


As a MoFo paralegal, you’ll gain hands-on experience working directly with partners and associates on a variety of matters. We insist on the highest professional and ethical standards, and use cutting-edge technology to handle client matters efficiently and accurately.

Regarding our most accomplished professionals, the firm’s Senior Paralegal Program recognizes distinctive commitment to the legal profession, including areas of specialized expertise within a particular practice area, and a dedication to client service.


High Value on Top Talent

Our continued success depends on our ability to attract, train, and retain the best talent. Most of our paralegals hold undergraduate degrees from four-year institutions and/or paralegal certificates from an ABA-approved program. Some of our paralegals have advanced degrees and other certifications.

We look for candidates with outstanding academic records, work experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Paralegals must possess good judgment, detail-oriented, well organized, and able to manage multiple tasks. We’re committed to hiring the best candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Dedicated to Your Development

We offer education reimbursement and internal paralegal training to help you maintain your skills. You’ll also be encouraged to attend regular meetings and training sessions hosted by our practice groups.

The breadth of our practice permits our paralegals to gain invaluable, varied experience. Many of our paralegals go on to law school, business school, or other graduate programs. Past members of our paralegal team have found that our collaborative and innovative environment offers excellent preparation for other careers. Others choose to stay with us as career paralegals.