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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

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

In the News

Bingham Faces Internal Battles Amid Uncertain Future With Morgan Lewis

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2014

A month after Bingham McCutchen's management disclosed to its partnership plans to merge with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, lingering issues remain over what a combined firm might look like. At the same time, Bingham is grappling with internal issues, including controversial pay packages, a heavy debt load and an exodus of top talent.

Health Net Looks to Seal Info on $215M ERISA Settlement

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : October 21, 2014

Health Net Inc., which provides and administers medical benefits to millions of people around the U.S., is asking a federal judge in Newark to seal information related to a $215 million class action settlement of claims that it under-reimbursed out-of-network health care providers.

NASA, Air Force Get $965K FCA Settlement

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

A Lancaster, Pa.-based thermal technology company is settling False Claims Act allegations for $965,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Brokers Report Real Estate Traffic Jam for D.C. Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

Washington's ocean of law firm square footage has decreased in size in recent years, but the city has one of the tightest office building markets in the country, according to a new study to be published Tuesday.

A Suggested App Toolkit to Help Mobile Lawyers Get Started

Johan T. Widjaja : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

We live in a mobile world and our smartphones and tablets are replacing the need for laptops and desktop computers. Even the most intensive and sophisticated applications such as graphics and video-editing software have been emulated by apps, available at a fraction of the traditional cost of these programs. These advanced graphics and video-editing apps might not have all of the bells and whistles some of the desktop versions have, but they are getting pretty close. Further, the interface and the mobility that the tablets and smartphones offer usually make up for the lack of some features. From a workflow perspective, many artists can use the apps to make quick edits, usually in collaboration with others. How can attorneys make use of currently available apps? This "Mobile Lawyer App Toolkit" suggests some basic apps to get started, surrounding the crux of practicing law—note-taking, legal research and drafting of documents.

Pa. Firms Use Global Footprints to Get Fortune 500 Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

While there are only a few Pennsylvania firms among those most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest corporations in the world call on Pennsylvania firms of all sizes for a variety of legal needs.

Russian Legal Market Turns Bearish for International Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 19, 2014

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

Associates Class of 2014: M-Q

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: H-L

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

How Labor and Employment Practices, Squeezed, Have Survived

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 17, 2014

Robert Smith's retirement this month from Morgan Lewis, with one of the first and largest labor and employment groups in Washington, puts into perspective how a practice, squeezed by the commoditization of Big Law services, can still manage to survive.

Dilworth Paxson Hires American Water Works Ethics Officer

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 16, 2014

Dilworth Paxson has added Thomas S. Wyatt as a partner in the firm's corporate and business department.

Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 16, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 16, 2014

*Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell lead two Tokyo IPOs worth $2.6 billion*Morgan Lewis guides Kazakhstan through its first dollar bond issue in 14 years*Skadden acts on the first listing by a Malaysian company in the U.S.

Anne Marie Estevez

: Daily Business Review : October 15, 2014

When Anne Marie Estevez was named general counsel to the Washington-based Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, it called her "a real fighter" who always has "your interests in mind."

Morgan Lewis on Kazakhstan's $2.5B Bond Offer

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 15, 2014

White & Case advised the underwriters on the Central Asian country's first dollar notes issuance in fourteen years.

Longtime Client Sues Squire Patton for Malpractice, Fraud

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 15, 2014

A Pennsylvania company has filed a nine-count complaint against its longtime outside general counsel, Squire Patton Boggs, over allegations the firm was conflicted in representing the company and its sole founder and allegedly helped that founder inappropriately benefit from the company's stock plan to the tune of millions of dollars.

New Jersey Firms Getting Their Share of Big-Name Clients

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : October 15, 2014

New Jersey homegrown firms are competing to represent the country's richest corporations in litigation matters, while outside firms with strong presences in the state are doing just as well if not better, a recent survey has shown.

In-House Counsel Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

The following are events of interest to in-house counsel.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pa. Justices Hear Arguments in $27.6M Knee Injury Case

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 09, 2014

The attorney for a plaintiff whose $27.6 million verdict was overturned argued before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday in Pittsburgh that a causation expert who testified that a bicycle ride performed as part of a promotional video following the plaintiff's knee surgery was the cause of her injury was an "omnipresent" figure in the litigation, and it was within the trial court judge's discretion to allow him to testify despite the failure to notify defendants.

Am Law 100 Firms Capitalize on Big Pharma Deals

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell, Latham, McDermott and Sidley Austin advised on Impax Laboratories' purchase of Tower Holdings for $700 million. Sullivan & Cromwell also counseled Endo International on a separate pharmaceutical deal in which the company agreed to pay $2.6 billion for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, itself advised by Morgan Lewis and Willkie. Meanwhile, Debevoise and Wilmer took the lead on a third transaction in the pharmaceutical sector, this one worth $675 million.

A Myth That Motivates Mergers

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Bigger is better, except when it's worse.

$2M Gift Fuels Tulane Energy Law Center Campaign

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Tulane University Law School has received a $2 million gift from Forum Energy Technologies Inc. General Counsel James “Jim” McCulloch to create an endowed faculty chair in energy law.

Head Count Moves in Opposite Extremes at Patton Boggs, Stinson Leonard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 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.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

Texas Market Limited, but Pa. Firms Finding Ways to Grow

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 08, 2014

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the supply of lawyers isn't endless, making the successful entry of out-of-state firms into the market all the more challenging as the most sought-after talent is only going to lateral so often.

Largest Law Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

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