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MoFo Raid Secures Rare Japanese Hires


— July 7, 2004

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has nabbed two partners from leading Japanese firm Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda, in a rare move for the Japanese legal market.

The partners, banking and corporate experts Katsuhiko Fujihira and Yukako Wagatsuma, are joining MoFo�s joint venture with Japanese outfit Ito & Mitomi, which the 950-lawyer US firm secured in 2001.

Since its launch, MoFo has built up the practice to 56 lawyers. The arrival of Fujihira and Wagatsuma bring the total number of MoFo partners in Japan up to 17.

Details here from the UK’s LegalWeek.


Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has nabbed two partners from leading Japanese firm Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda, in a rare move for the Japanese legal market.

The partners, banking and corporate experts Katsuhiko Fujihira and Yukako Wagatsuma, are joining MoFo�s joint venture with Japanese outfit Ito & Mitomi, which the 950-lawyer US firm secured in 2001.

Since its launch, MoFo has built up the practice to 56 lawyers. The arrival of Fujihira and Wagatsuma bring the total number of MoFo partners in Japan up to 17.

Details here from the UK’s LegalWeek.

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