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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 1,338
  • Gross Revenues: $1,317,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,610,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has 1839 attorneys and is the 10th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,317,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 12th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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, MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, 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

JPMorgan Loses Round in Arbitration Dispute

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected JPMorgan's attempts to force a group of financial advisers into individual arbitration.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

Cogent Communications Holdings Inc.

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

When the Federal Communications Commission in 2014 wavered on new net-neutrality rules and Comcast Corp. attempted to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc., Cogent's in-house lawyers sprang into action.

'Mad Dog' of Sports Radio Meets Match in Ex-Akin Gump Partner

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

John Dowd, a former Marine and veteran Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld litigator who retired from the firm earlier this year, appeared on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Christopher Russo to discuss his investigation 26 years ago that led to a lifetime ban of Major League Baseball icon Pete Rose. It did not go well.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

Pipeline to Profits: Mexico to Spend $10 Billion on Energy Projects, Should Provide Boost to Texas O&G Sector

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Faced with an exploding population, Mexico's state-owned electricty utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), recently announced plans to spend close to $10 billion to bolster the amount of electricity provided to its citizens. The largest gas pipeline project consists of a $3.1 billion underwater line from Brownsville, Texas, to the Mexican Gulf port of Tuxpan.

Tech Employers Cheer Same-Sex Ruling

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 26, 2015

Apple, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook and Google were among the Silicon Valley companies that urged the high court to recognize a right to same-sex marriage.

ACA Wins at Supreme Court, In-House Lawyers Look Ahead

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 26, 2015

With 'King v. Burwell' resolved and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proceeding as planned, in-house attorneys should get to work to make sure their companies are fully compliant.

People in the News - June 25, 2015 - Klehr Harrison Adds Partner

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 25, 2015

Jonathan Krause joined Klehr Harrison Harvey & Branzburg's labor and employment and litigation practices as a partner, resident in the Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, offices.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

The Legal Names Best Law Firm Corporate Practices

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 18, 2015

Nearly six months ago, The Legal asked law firms across the state to tell us what makes their corporate practices the best. Following a model we set when we first conducted this contest two years ago, we wanted to find the Pennsylvania firms making an impact with their corporate and transactional work. The submissions we received were numerous and impressive across the board, demonstrating the variety of firms in this state that can traffic at a local, regional and international scale—sometimes concurrently.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 18, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

People in the News - June 17, 2015 - Fikry President-Elect of APALA-NJ

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 17, 2015

Harris Neal Feldman joined Parker McCay as counsel and chair of the commercial litigation department.

Federal Circuit Rules in Two PTAB Appeals

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 17, 2015

So far, the appeals court is taking a mostly hands-off approach to the new postgrant review proceedings.

Nonequity Departures Driving Declines in Pa. Head Count

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015

Attorney head count among Pennsylvania's largest firms has fluctuated in the first six months of the year from as much as a 9.3 percent increase to an 11.2 percent decline, according to a review of statistics tracked by ALM's RivalEdge.

Gains Exceed Losses at Firms Statewide

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 15, 2015

After years of post-recession stagnant or shrinking head counts, New York state's largest 100 law firms showed solid growth in 2014, with gains spread across the New York City multinationals as well as the statewide regionals. Six of the top 10 New York City-based mega-firms showed strong growth.

People in the News - June 11, 2015 - Cooper Speaks at Temple Graduation

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 11, 2015

The Public Interest Law Center appointed three new members to its board of directors.

ADP Sues SF Startup for Defamation

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 10, 2015

The payroll giant upped the ante in its spat with Zenefits, a human resources software company.

$21.5M in Fees Awarded in Shareholder Suit; NY Firms Cut Out

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 10, 2015

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard awarded $21.5 million in attorney fees and expenses on top of a $70 million settlement in a shareholder derivative suit.

Pa. Firms Rank High for Head Count Shifts in Both Directions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2015

Mergers and group departures had significant impacts on Pennsylvania firms' head count numbers—in both growth and decline—in 2014, according to data reported by Legal affiliate The National Law Journal.

Fragrance-Sensitive Employee's Termination Suit Stands

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2015

A woman who alleged the company she worked for terminated and discriminated against her based on her heightened sensitivity to fragrances may proceed with her lawsuit, a federal judge has ruled.

Price Manipulation Case Settles for $16.5 Million

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 09, 2015

Many people probably assume that oil markets are controlled by OPEC. However, a recent class action lawsuit brought by a group of oil futures traders and others alleges that the oil market for the benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil was manipulated not by Middle Eastern countries, but rather by an American company and a U.K. oil trader trying to gain large profits.

FBI Beefs up FCPA Teams

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Business Review : June 09, 2015

The Justice Department is adding to its enforcement arsenal by tripling the number of agents working on cases.

A No-Growth Year for Nation's Largest Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Less than 1 percent increase in total partners and zero expansion in associate ranks in 2014.

School District Denied Right to Challenge State Finding

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 05, 2015

The East Ramapo public school district in Rockland County does not have the authority to challenge state education officials who found the district's dispute resolution practices for students with disabilities violates federal law, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

Rulings Change Calculus of Law Firm Bankruptcies

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 05, 2015

Law frms used to see it as cheaper to settle unfinished business claims than to fight them, but that's no longer the case.

Summer Hiring at Large NJ Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 04, 2015

Tracking summer hiring at N.J.'s largest firms.

In Pennsylvania Firms, Rankings Show Minority Attorneys Underrepresented

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

Only two of the 17 Pennsylvania-based law firms included in Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's rankings of firms based on minority attorneys came in above the national average of 14.4 percent and none could be found in the top 50 of the rankings.

Morgan Lewis Loses Bid to Move Conflict Suit to Del.

: Delaware Law Weekly : June 03, 2015

A Philadelphia Commerce Court judge rejected Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' argument that a fee dispute by the owner of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers should be moved to the Delaware Court of Chancery.