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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ranked as the 18th 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

In the News

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Akin, Skadden Help Russia's Richest Man Get More Social

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are working on the $1.47 billion sale of a 48 percent stake in VKontakte, Russia's answer to Facebook, by United Capital Partners to a company controlled by oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The deal, which raises questions about Russia's commitment to Internet freedom, also comes amid increased tensions between the country and the West and sanctions against some Russian businesses as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Joinder of Pa. Bank Returns MERS Case to State Court

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : September 17, 2014

Since a federal judge agreed to join a Pennsylvania-based bank to a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the mortgage recording system MERS, the case has bounced back to the state court where it was first filed.

Takeover Battle Highlights Skadden's Inversion Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Four Am Law 100 firms are facing off in a $2.2 billion takeover fight involving Endo International's bid to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, a deal that would stymie a $345 million tax inversion deal forged by the latter this summer with Canadian biotechnology firm QLT. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which is currently advising Auxilium, has also done inversion work for Endo.

Venable Says It Will Move to New D.C. Building Four Blocks North

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 17, 2014

Another Washington law firm will relocate near Mt. Vernon Square. Venable, among the city's 20 largest law offices, announced Wednesday it will move to 600 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. in early 2017.

Bingham Loses Bulk of London, Frankfurt Offices to Akin

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced Wednesday morning that most of Bingham McCutchen's London and Frankfurt offices, along with a third of Bingham's Hong Kong office, will be joining the firm in one of the more high-profile mass lateral defections in recent memory.

Drugmakers Fight Chicago Over Disclosure of Painkiller Info

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : September 17, 2014

Two drugmakers say that the city of Chicago wants to release materials it gathered from its investigation of opioid painkillers in order to try its case in the media, not to comply with Illinois' Freedom of Information Act.

Dechert Hires Ex-Akin Gump Director as New Chief Operating Officer

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2014

Dechert has hired former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Executive Director James N. Leary as its new chief operating officer, effective Monday.

Shareholder Settlement OK'd in HP's Abortive Mobile Plan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

A federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif., on Monday approved a $57 million class action settlement for shareholders of Hewlett-Packard Co. who sued after the company halted plans for a mobile operating system.

A Bingham-Morgan Merger Would Be Big in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

With 400 lawyers in the state's major markets, a combined firm would be a formidable player. Still, it's not clear whether merger talks are serious.

Jawbone's Samuel Fleischmann

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

This general counsel is hiring, but be ready to 'do anything and everything.'

Travel Giant Sabre Sharpens In-house Legal Lineup

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 11, 2014

New GC hire Rachel Gonzalez has experience in the food and tech industries, as well as private practice.

Top 20 Women in Law: DBR Recognizes South Florida Achievers

Review staff : Daily Business Review : September 11, 2014

The inaugural recognition program honors women in law firms, courts, other public agencies, public interest law and education.

ILTA Dives Deep Into Information Governance

James Merrifield : Law Technology News : September 11, 2014

Vendor Voice: Panels explored everything from how to get started and how to win over different generations.

Judge Uses Act 13 Ruling to Deny Drilling Project

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 09, 2014

Relying on the state Supreme Court's recent interpretation of Act 13, a Lycoming County judge has denied an energy company's bid to construct an oil and gas well pad in the county.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Key Bingham Group Mulling Move Amid Merger Talks

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : September 08, 2014

James Roome, a London-based managing partner, global financial restructuring cochair and executive board member at Bingham McCutchen, could lead an overseas exodus of international partners from the firm should it push forward with merger talks with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Roome's potential departure from Bingham would be a huge blow to the firm, which recently revamped its leadership structure and compensation system after a tough year financially in 2013.

Deal of the Week: $860 Million Pending Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 08, 2014

Trafigura AG of Houston announces an agreement to sell 80 percent of its interest in entity holding South Texas midstream assets to Buckeye Partners for $860 million.

Qui Tam, Class Action Cases Against Merck Proceed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 08, 2014

A Pennsylvania federal judge has allowed the majority of claims to proceed against Merck & Co. in a qui tam suit and related antitrust putative class action over the company's testing and government sales of its mumps vaccine.

Chen Pulls U-Turn in Uber Class Action

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 04, 2014

Reversing his earlier decision, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ruled Thursday that out-of-state drivers can't pursue claims under California law.

Justices Won't Hear Case on Rights for Online Impersonators

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 02, 2014

The state Supreme Court has declined to hear argument on whether online commenters have a constitutional right to falsely attribute nonsatirical postings to someone with direct connection to the subject matter.

Associate Morale Is High, But So Is Angst

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The results of the 2014 Associates Survey expose high anxiety over workplace demands and partnership prospects.