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Firm Profile: Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482, United States
Phone: (415) 268-7000
Fax: (415) 268-7522
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Virginia
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

M&A Leaders Survey Results

2017 will be an even busier year than 2016 and 2015 for M&A deals in the technology sector, according to more than half of the dealmakers who responded to the semi-annual M&A Leaders Survey conducted by our colleagues at…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Limiting Statutory Damages in Internet Copyright Cases

One of the most significant legal concerns for Internet service providers is the risk of exposure to liability for the copyright infringements of their users. The concern is not unreasonable. Because Internet service providers…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update Volume 8, Issue 2

Welcome to the newest edition of Socially Aware, our Burton Awardwinning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we explore the threat to U.S. jobs posed by rapid advances in emerging technologies; we…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Burger King ad triggers Google Assistant devices; suits allege infringement of copyrights in content posted to social media; Twitter’s hidden “dislike” button

Without Google’s permission, Burger King ended one of its television commercials with a statement designed to automatically cause Google Assistant devices to read a list of the Whopper’s ingredients out loud. Having passed…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gloom Descends on This Year’s SXSW Interactive

For the third year in a row, Socially Aware co-editor Aaron Rubin and I attended SXSW Interactive, which arguably has become the premier annual gathering for the global tech community. But this year, SXSW Interactive had a very…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Twitter sues U.S. government to protect account holder’s ID; Minn. court orders Google to disclose users who searched crime victim’s name; Facebook targets revenge porn

Twitter is suing the Department of Homeland Security in an attempt to void a summons demanding records that would identify the creator of an anti-Trump Twitter account. Facebook has joined the fight against the nonconsensual…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

N.Y.’s New Cybersecurity Regulations: What Financial Services Companies Need to Know

With corporate data security breaches on the rise, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has adopted rules requiring financial institutions to take certain measures to safeguard their data and inform state…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Franchise Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Instagram makes it easy to label content as “sponsored”; Facebook combats fake news; better firefighting through drones

A court ruled that a particular 98-character tweet wasn’t sufficiently creative to warrant protection under German copyright law. Inspired by a recording posted to Snapchat of a physical attack on a 14-year-old boy, a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Facebook uses AI to ID suicidal posts; Google tries to ferret out hate speech; justices consider constitutionality of barring social media access

Facebook is implementing a feature that uses artificial intelligence to identify posts reflecting suicidal inclinations. Google unveiled a new tool designed to combat toxic speech online by assessing the language commenters…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Google Maps gets social; Twitter puts trolls in time out; today’s teens take to chat rooms

New York City’s Conflicts of Interest Board has issued guidelines prohibiting elected officials from using official social media accounts for political purposes or having their staff draft content for their personal social media…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Report Reinforces the Rules for Cross-Device Tracking

Well over a year after holding a workshop addressing privacy issues associated with cross-device tracking, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff have issued a report. The report sets the stage by describing how cross-device…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: NJ court allows police to read suspects’ private messages; tech companies’ increased control over users’ devices; an app that blocks political posts

A New Jersey court rules that state police can examine a suspect’s private social media messages without having to apply for an order under the state’s wiretapping laws. Technology companies are exercising a lot of control…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update Volume 8, Issue 1

The Decline and Fall of the Section 230 Safe Harbor? - 2016 was a tough year for a lot of reasons, most of which are outside the scope of this blog (though if you’d like to hear our thoughts about Bowie, Prince or Leonard…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Snapchat Clocks Section 230 Win in Speed Filter Case

We have been monitoring a trend of cases narrowing the immunity provided to website operators under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). A recent decision by a state court in Georgia, however, demonstrates that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Trump’s tweets & the Presidential Records Act; Google’s fake-news raid; tools to burst your social bubble

Some industry observers are asking whether the post-inauguration tweets that President Trump is sending from his personal Twitter account may be subject to the same Presidential Records Act standards as official presidential…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
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