Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
sundance95 wrote:Looking for some SF intelligence--How are things in MoFo lit post-Apple v. Samsung? Feel free to PM.
Current MoFo associate, but not in IP lit - friends in the group don't seem to be lacking for hours. The firm as a whole seems quite busy.
Does MoFo do any corporate work in SF or is strictly SV?
Looking to lateral to the bay area as a transactional associate but not looking to live outside of SF.
Yes - the SF office actually has a much larger transactional practice. From what I can tell, the SV office focuses mostly on tech/VC-type work. The SF office does some of this too, but it also handles a broader array of industries and matters. Accordingly it has many more specialists within the "transactional" umbrella - tech transactions, debt, banking/finance regulation, project finance, environmental, M&A, real estate, fund formation, tax/SALT, executive comp, etc.. The M&A associates in SF do some of the same tech stuff as the SV folks, but I think they also get a little more exposure to some of the firm's larger clients (SoftBank, Apple, etc.).
Anonymous User wrote:^ I'm also wondering something similar. What are the best firms in the city for transactional work? I don't want to go to SV
Depends on what type of transactional work you're interested in, but K&E, Orrick, Pillsbury, and Mofo all have pretty substantial transactional practices in SF (with Mofo and Orrick the largest by a healthy margin).