On November 8, 2019, Morrison & Foerster was honored with the "Pro Bono Partner of the Year" award from Swords to Plowshares, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to thousands of San Francisco Bay Area veterans annually. Litigation partner and expert in veteran law Stacey Sprenkel accepted the award on behalf of the firm during the organization's 23rd Annual Veterans Dinner in San Francisco.
MoFo has supported Swords to Plowshares for almost 20 years with leadership on its board of directors, providing legal counseling at legal clinics, taking on full representation of veterans' cases, and working on impact litigation lawsuits, including a class action lawsuit on behalf of veterans who had been subjected to chemical and biological testing while they were in service. The award recognized the MoFo team's success in requiring the U.S. Army to provide health information to veterans regarding their participation in the secret testing program and medical care for conditions caused by this participation.
Read more about the Swords to Plowshares Annual Veterans Dinner.