Morrison & Foerster is ushering in a younger generation of leaders – and a few minorities are getting a seat at the table.
San Francisco litigator Arturo González and New York partner Grant Esposito took over as co-chairs of the firm’s 500-lawyer global litigation department from Steven Kaufmann at the start of April. Kaufmann, who works out of Denver, had been the sole litigation chief at Mofo since 2007.
“Grant and I would both like to continue to practice; we don’t want to do administration full time,” González said. He’s served as chairman of the trial practice group for about five years and has been a member of the firm’s board of directors. “I might be the first Latino to chair a large litigation group,” noted González, 49.