New York v London: two partners, two cities, one day in the life

Two MoFo partners compare a typical day in the legal centres of the US and UK


Sonya Van de Graaff and Jennifer Marines (pictured above, left to right) are partners in Morrison & Foerster’s business restructuring and insolvency group.

Van de Graaff is based in London, while Marines is based in New York. This interview looks at how life as a lawyer in London compares with the day-to-day demands of New York.

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