New York (June 4, 2007) – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Morrison & …

New York (June 4, 2007) – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Morrison & Foerster LLP announced today that Anna Pinedo, partner in the firm’s Capital Markets group in the New York office, has received a prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement. She was recognized for her article, titled “Next Generation Hybrid Securities,” which appeared in the May 2006 issue of Wall Street Lawyer.

The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, which began in 2000, honor “partners in law firms and law school students who use plain, clear and concise language and avoid archaic, stilted legalese.” This year, 30 individuals were selected by the Burton awards committee from hundreds of applications submitted by the largest 1,000 law firms in the nation.

“We are extremely proud that Anna has been recognized with this significant award,” said Morrison & Foerster Chair Keith Wetmore. “Clients appreciate Anna’s experience, drive and creative thinking in the structuring of complex financial products. Her ability to write on the subject in a clear and concise manner further showcases her knowledge of the marketplace.”

The awards, sponsored by the Burton Foundation – a volunteer not-for-profit, academic organization concentrating on legal writing – were presented on June 4th in Washington, D.C

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Ms. Pinedo. “The hybrid securities market is increasing in importance and sophistication and my ability to write about it in a clear, knowledgeable style is of value to our clients, who truly are leading the way in this area.”

Ms. Pinedo specializes in securities and derivatives transactions at Morrison & Foerster. She has built a successful practice and earned a reputation on Wall Street for creating innovative financial products and new financing techniques. She represents investment banks/financial intermediaries, issuers and investors in financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities and hybrid instruments. Anna Pinedo was recently selected as one of the nation’s leading practitioners in Capital Markets: Derivatives by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2006.

About Morrison & Foerster

With more than one thousand lawyers in eighteen offices around the world, Morrison & Foerster offers clients comprehensive, global legal services in business and litigation. The firm is distinguished by its unsurpassed expertise in finance, life sciences, and technology, its legendary litigation skills, and an unrivaled reach across the Pacific Rim, particularly in Japan and China. We have one compelling mission: to deliver success for our clients.

Recognized as one of the leading capital markets firms in the U.S. and Asia.
By volume, in 2006, over $200 billion in securities offerings.
Ranked by Chambers USA and by Chambers Global as one of the leading derivatives practices.
Structured Products magazine Law Firm of the Year, Americas (2006 and 2007).
Annually ranked by Bloomberg, Thomson Financial and The American Lawyer as one of the leading firms for issuer and underwriter representations for initial public offerings, international offerings, REIT offerings, offerings of hybrid and preferred securities and debt offerings.
Named a leading firm in the “The BTI Client Service 30” (based on client interviews).

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