San Francisco’s Morrison & Foerster (Mofo) continues to grow in London despite the firm beginning 2006 with the loss of two partners – corporate partner Neil Foster and technology partner David Naylor, who both joined FFW.
The losses followed a hiring spree in 2005, which included the capture of a corporate team from Weil and a technology and outsourcing team from Shaw Pittman.
The firm bolstered its UK outsourcing practice further with the hire of Lawrence Graham partner Jon Edgell in mid-2006 and Ashurst partner Tim Coulter at the beginning of 2007.
The corporate practice, meanwhile, moves from strength to strength, with partners James Gubbins and Paul Claydon securing a string of life sciences deals. MoFo also launched a limited trainee programme last year and started a structured finance practice with the hire of two former Freshfields partners at the beginning of 2007.