Practice Group Of The Year: Morrison & Foerster

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 12:21 PM EST) -- Morrison & Foerster LLP's white collar attorneys have twice defeated Manhattan's feared federal prosecutors at trials over a semiconductor company CEO's alleged stock-options backdating and pursued MF Global Holdings Ltd.'s leadership after the brokerage's collapse, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

Perhaps the firm's most impressive victory was deadlocking two Manhattan federal juries who were considering whether the founder and former CEO of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., Louis Tomasetta, had improperly backdated stock options and cooked the company's books from 2001...
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