National Diversity Leader for Five Years in a Row LAWFUEL – Le…

National Diversity Leader for Five Years in a Row

LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – For the fifth consecutive year, Morrison & Foerster has been ranked #1 in Diversity nationwide by the independent research company Vault in its 2005-2006 legal survey. The firm also ranked #1 nationally for Diversity with Respect to Minorities, #2 with Respect to Gays & Lesbians, and #6 with Respect to Women. Vault further ranked the firm in a number of Practice, Region, and Quality of Life categories.

The firm was also named #2 on the list of Best Firms to Work For, through Vault’s independent research.
About the firm, Vault noted: “By espousing progressive workplace policies, Morrison & Foerster enjoys low turnover rates and high employee loyalty. Fortune magazine has named the firm one of the 100 Best Companies to Work three times. The American Lawyer gave it the 6th spot on its 2006 A-List. Working Mother magazine considers it one of the 100 Best Companies For Working Mothers and The Advocate calls it gay- and lesbian-friendly. The firm was one of the first in the nation to embrace diversity as a company ideal, and associate surveys suggest how well it has managed to maintain that goal. Vault has ranked the firm No. 1 in overall diversity for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.”

Several of Morrison & Foerster’s legal practices were also recognized by Vault in its 2006 survey. The firm’s IP and Technology practices were both ranked #4 in the country. Vault also ranked the firm’s California practice as #2 Best in the Region for Northern California and, separately, the #7 Best in Region for Southern California.

Vault, founded in 1997, is dedicated to revealing what life is like at the nation’s top companies and industries through independently conducted surveys in over 24 different industries, from accounting to venture capital. Fortune magazine recently called Vault “The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search.” It’s numerous industry rankings and insider tips can be found at www.vault.com.

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