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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 1,363
  • Gross Revenues: $1,291,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $945,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,565,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has 1363 attorneys and is the 16th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,291,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 12th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ranked as the 16th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, IL, London, MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, Paris, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 12 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 12 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 16 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 28 0 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 52 -8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 78 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 40 26 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 5 -5 Summer programs

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Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 02, 2014

Suits pending over celebrity photo hacks and voting rights while two women take the helm at large firms. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

Pa. Justices Say They Have Power To Suspend Judges

P.J. D'Annunzio 
and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 02, 2014

Roughly one month after the vacating of Magisterial District Judge Mark Bruno's suspension by the state Supreme Court, the justices issued a ruling determining the high court has the power to suspend judges.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Kenneth L. Racowski

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Of Counsel, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

Colby W. Smith

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

How to Deploy an Effective Veterans Hiring Initiative

Joyce Taber and Kirsten White : Corporate Counsel : September 30, 2014

Hiring military veterans is not just good for veterans; it's good for business.

2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Judge Dismisses Ex-Staff Attorney's Age Discrimination Suit

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : September 29, 2014

A former BuckleySandler lawyer who sued the firm over alleged age discrimination must arbitrate his claims, a federal trial judge in Washington said in dismissing the complaint.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

NFL Probe Should Follow the Corporate Model

George J. Terwilliger III : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

Adhering to sound investigation principles in the Ray Rice matter can repair the league's reputation.

Russian Legal Market Turns Bearish for International Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

As sanctions have dried up cross-border deal flow in Russia, U.S. firms are feeling the pinch.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

When Information Governance and Data Privacy Collide

Laura Kibbe and Tara Lawler : The Legal Intelligencer : September 24, 2014

The so-called "Big Data" problem has caused many organizations to breathe new life into their record-retention programs. A whole new discipline—information governance—has emerged as a framework to govern the creation, use, retention and disposition of information, as well as the technical platforms on which the information resides. While storage may still be cheap, with the ever-increasing data volumes, even traditional infrastructure organization is being challenged. As a result, more multinational corporations are moving to the cloud as a cost-savings mechanism for everything from email to database storage and document creation, such as Google Docs. In addition, while corporate IT may have been driven by a goal to decentralize over the past several years, the current trend toward centralization of company information to achieve cost savings carries the day today. This all sounds like a great first step in an organization's attempt to get its hand around its own Big Data issues. But what happens when what makes the most business sense might actually be putting the company at risk?

Is it Time to Teach Tech to Clients?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : September 23, 2014

Tech companies have started training clients, law firms are following suit.

Are Your Law Firm's Marketing Efforts Being Sabotaged?

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2014

Have you checked under your law firm's proverbial "hood" lately to make sure your marketing ducks are all in a row? You should. I have been looking under the hood of several law firms of late and found that they are not putting their best foot forward and are actually sabotaging their own business development efforts.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2014

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Lewis Merger With Bingham a 'Strategic Change'

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2014

A full-scale law firm acquisition would be somewhat of an outlier in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' growth strategy, but it may be just what the firm is about to do with reports this weekend that leadership at Morgan Lewis and Boston-based Bingham McCutchen have agreed to press forward with a merger.

First-Year Hiring Declines While Diversity Soars

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2014

Entry-level hiring at Pennsylvania's law firms has declined after seeing an uptick in 2013.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

New details on Tom Boggs as firm leader, Republicans sign up a litigation specialist firm, plus merger news and patent forecasts: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

Morgan Lewis in Merger Talks with Bingham McCutchen

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : September 22, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is the latest law firm to explore a merger with Boston-based Bingham McCutchen. While Bingham lacks a Florida office, Morgan Lewis has maintained a Miami office since 1977.

TMI Wants to Make Japan's Big Four a Big Five

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 22, 2014

The gap between the country's top firms and the rest of Japan's legal market has always been seen as unbridgeable. But TMI Associates is determined to challenge that status quo.

INADMISSIBLE: Denied Appointment, Adegbile Joins Wilmer

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Civil rights advocate Debo Adegbile is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a litigator in the New York office, the firm said last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Column: NFL Probe Into Rice's Conduct Should Follow Corporate Model

George J. Terwilliger III : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Commissioning an outside investigation into the Ray Rice matter is a good strategic play call by the National Football League.

The Public Interest Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

On Friday, Philadelphia VIP is scheduled to present a free pro bono CLE training on divorce from noon to 2:15 p.m. at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, 1600 Market St., Suite 3600, Philadelphia. To register, visit http://www.phillyvip.org.

McCarter & English Grabs 17-Lawyer Firm With Tech Startup Focus

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : September 22, 2014

McCarter & English will grow its ranks and bolster its corporate practice by snatching up a boutique focused on representing technology startups and the venture-capital entities that fund them.

Drinker Biddle Prepares for Leadership Transition in 2015

Gina Passarella 
and Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Longtime Drinker Biddle & Reath Chairman Alfred W. Putnam Jr. will hand over leadership of the firm next year to his second-in-command, executive partner Andrew C. Kassner, a number of sources have confirmed to The Legal.

Bingham, Morgan Lewis Strike Tentative Deal to Merge

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 21, 2014

Rumored for weeks to be mulling a potential union, the two Am Law 100 firms saw their leaders reach an agreement on a merger deal Friday that could create a 2,100-lawyer firm with offices in 28 cities. The potential combination, which does net yet include a letter of intent, comes after months of lateral partner departures at Bingham. The firm has gone through a leadership change as it seeks to rebound from a tough year financially in 2013.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dismissal of Malpractice Case Against Morgan Lewis Upheld

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 19, 2014

The state Superior Court has upheld the grant of summary judgment to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and some of its partners in a legal malpractice case involving a $112.5 million real-estate finance deal.

Discovery Battles in McCaffery Defamation Case Persist

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

The discovery battles in a defamation lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, against the owners of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers have shed light on a number of topics raised by the papers' publications at issue.