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

Noreen Rechsteiner

Paralegal Support/Development Manager

As a ‘longtimer’ at the firm, thinking back over the years, three significant factors stand out as major influences on my decision to remain here: the opportunities I have had to explore different career paths; the privilege of working a flexible schedule while raising my family; and maybe most importantly, the experiences I have shared over the years, both personally and professionally, with the wonderful, talented, caring people that Morrison & Foerster attracts.

hard work is appreciated and rewarded

Michael Curtis

Senior Paralegal (Litigation)

At Morrison & Foerster, paralegals are treated as valuable members of the team. We are respected for our contributions and hard work is appreciated and rewarded.

hardworking group of superstars

Kathleen Fitzmaurice

Lead Legal Secretary

My relationship with Morrison & Foerster is one that I have been proud of for more than 20 years. As a professional legal secretary, I can say with certainty that my first work experience with Morrison & Foerster was well worth repeating. After leaving the firm for two years to pursue other interests, I was delighted to rejoin the firm staff in 1999. I have not had the pleasure of working with such a diverse, hardworking group of superstars anywhere else in my career.

opportunities to contribute

Bethany De Ruiter

eDiscovery Project Manager

MoFo has always challenged me to think outside the box in coming up with solutions to situations that require creative thought. I am often asked to apply my experience to the situation at hand and to strategize about solutions and different ways of approaching my various projects and assignments. What I appreciate most about MoFo, however, is how MoFo fosters teamwork, creating an environment where each member of the team is included and offered opportunities to contribute to the best of his or her ability.

opportunities for professional growth

Garee Haney

Senior Paralegal (Patent)

I find the opportunities for professional growth and development most rewarding at Morrison & Foerster. The firm’s support for continuing education through onsite seminars and its reimbursement policy for participation in offsite seminars and programs are truly invaluable.

bright people, great service

Jim McKenna

Director-Infrastructure & Admin Systems

MoFo expects excellent work and gives you the tools and support necessary to deliver it. Progressing internally at MoFo is encouraged. Bright people, great service, and people who enjoy their jobs; those are some of the reasons why we are one of the best places to work.

people and relationships

Debra Mendez

Administrative Manager, Secretarial and Word Processing Services

What makes working at MoFo so meaningful is the people and the relationships I have with them. I have a good deal of affection for them and the work they do. It’s rare to find such wonderful people all in one place.

tools and time to expand my technical skills

Tammy Mehmed

Legal Secretary Floor Coordinator

Morrison & Foerster has provided me with the tools and time to expand my technical skills, making me a more valued employee. Because of Morrison & Foerster’s family culture, I have also had the ability to balance my working career with my personal endeavors. I feel fortunate to be a member of this team!

years ahead … in embracing technology

Brian Bailey-Gates

Senior End User Support Analyst

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, I was their LexisNexis account executive for 10 years. In that position, I saw how MoFo was years ahead of the many other law firms in the U.S. in embracing technology. Today, after two decades of employment at MoFo, I am proud to say that this tradition continues and I feel fortunate to be part of their technology team.

demanding and creative and exciting

Jennifer Murov

Administrative Operations Manager

The people and the work are what make my time at Morrison & Foerster so satisfying: the work because it is demanding and creative and exciting, and the people because everyone works together to solve problems quickly and creatively.



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

  • 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.