NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing "another extraordinary year" for Morrison & Foerster's high-profile intellectual property and business restructuring and insolvency practices, Chambers USA named the firm its Bankruptcy Firm of the Year and Intellectual Property Firm of the Year at its 2013 Awards for Excellence.
"Given the fact that Chambers relied so heavily on straightforward client feedback in selecting winners, we are very grateful to our clients for their continued support and entrusting us with their most important matters," said Larren M. Nashelsky, chair of Morrison & Foerster. "This type of recognition underscores the incredible year that MoFo practices had in 2012-13."
The awards capped off a year in which Morrison & Foerster received other high-profile awards from Chambers. The firm was also named 2013 USA Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Global and 2013 Japan International Firm of the Year by Chambers Asia-Pacific.
In addition, Morrison & Foerster saw excellent results in the latest edition of Chambers USA, one of the leading independent legal referral guides relied on by general counsel. Overall, the firm earned 50 practice area rankings and 105 individual lawyer rankings.
"We are honored that Chambers has recognized so many of our talented lawyers and successful practice groups for their high quality of work and excellent client service," Mr. Nashelsky added.
In researching its 2013 USA guide, published on May 24th, the Chambers editors relied on feedback from clients and other law firms. Of the Morrison & Foerster practices Chambers USA ranked, five practice rankings were new this year – California: Litigation: Securities; District of Columbia: Antitrust; Nationwide: Capital Markets: Structured Products; New York: Real Estate; and New York: Tax – as were 13 lawyer rankings. The firm's practices earned seven Band 1 rankings.
The full results can be found on the Chambers website here: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/Firms/7854-98395
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