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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 1,880
  • Gross Revenues: $1,844,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $980,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,530,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has 1880 attorneys and is the 8th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,844,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 8th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ranked as the 13th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, KY, MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 8 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 8 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 10 6 Lawyer head count
The A-List 32 -4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 49 3 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 91 -1 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 40 26 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 5 -5 Summer programs

In the News

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tech Continues to Drive Growth at Calif. Firms

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : July 08, 2016

Valley specialists like Gunderson saw head counts surge, while firms with more general practices like Latham & Watkins also saw an uptick in the state and nationally.

Dinners With Dad, Beach Volleyball Got These Lawyers Through Bar Exam Prep

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2016

As thousands of law graduates across the country are preparing for the test this summer, we asked prominent Washington lawyers who made it through to the other side to share their quirky rituals or behaviors that helped them succeed.

Baker & McKenzie's New York COO Departs for Down South

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

L. Howard Belknap will become firmwide COO at Jackson, Mississippi-based Butler Snow.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 05, 2016

Among other moves, Jared Hershberg joined Reed Smith as a partner in its corporate and transactional advisory group, and Morgan Lewis named six of its attorneys as partners.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Labor Lawyers Dodge a Bullet

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 28, 2016

Imagine if every time a client hired you for advice, you had to file a publicly available report with the government revealing the engagement, what you did and how much you were being paid. Until a federal judge in Texas stepped in on Monday, this was about to become reality for labor lawyers retained by companies facing unionization drives.

In-House Counsel Profile: Lisa Brown

Suzanne Monyak : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

"There's no average day."

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reed Smith Hires Lincoln National Lawyer in Philadelphia

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 21, 2016

While Reed Smith has seen departures from its Pittsburgh office in recent months, the firm has been growing in Philadelphia where it brought on two new litigators last week.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 20, 2016

The following attorneys were selected to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Read More

Newsmakers: Week of June 20

MARY ALICE ROBBINS : Texas Lawyer : June 17, 2016

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Who Will Take the Reins At McDermott?

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

The co-chairs of McDermott, Will & Emery surprised their partnership when they announced Monday that they'll step down at the end of this year. Insiders pointed to several potential candidates to replace them.

After Dechert's Pay Hike, Pa. Firms Watch and Wait, for Now

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Dechert has raised its associate salaries across the country, starting at $180,000 for first-year associates.According to a memo obtained by The Legal, the new salary scale will be effective July 1. It includes salary increases for each class of associates, up to $315,000 for eighth-year associates and above.

An Unlikely Pair of Lawyers Team Up to Fight 'Spoofing' Cases

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

New Yorker Michael Coscia, Chicago-based Russian immigrant Igor Oystacher and Londoner Navinder Sarao have made headlines for sharing a dubious distinction: They were among the first to be accused of an en vogue financial crime known as "spoofing."

Wilmer Hires Diversity Director From Homeland Security Dept.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 09, 2016

The former executive director of diversity for the U.D. Department of Homeland Security has joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as the firm's new director of diversity.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

$27.6 Million Verdict Reversed for the Third Time

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 07, 2016

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has tossed as excessive a $27.6 million compensatory award to a woman who needed four knee surgeries after taping a promotional video to show the success of her initial knee-replacement procedure.

Arbitration Increasingly Enforced in Employment Actions

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2016

Arbitration in employment litigation has been on the rise for the past decade. That trend has been driven, labor lawyers say, by an increasing number of courts deciding that arbitration clauses barring employees from starting class actions are enforceable, despite claims by workers that their right to trial has been violated in the process.

Trump's Attack on California Judge's 'Conflict' Puts Spotlight on His Lawyers

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 03, 2016

Donald Trump's remark that a California federal judge has a "conflict of interest" because of his Hispanic heritage runs counter to a string of cases rejecting similar arguments to disqualify judges, and the comments present Trump's lawyers with a potential ethical quandary.

Phila. Bar 5K Event Returns to Raise Money for Children

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : June 03, 2016

The 37th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run/Walk took place May 15 with 1,300 participants either running or walking the 5K course. The race annually benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates' efforts to combat child abuse and to defend its ­unfortunate victims in Philadelphia.

Dechert Reshuffles London Leadership in Growth Bid

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 01, 2016

In an example of the laser-like focus U.S. law firms are placing on London in recent months, Dechert has revamped the leadership structure of its London office with an eye toward making it on par with the firm's largest locations in New York and Philadelphia.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Legal Community Shuns Trump in Campaign Contributions

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 31, 2016

While Democratic presidential candidates usually outpace Republicans when it comes to raising funds from lawyers, so far this year the divide between the frontrunners is particularly steep.

Pa. Firms See Big Boost in Minority Partner Numbers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016

It would take a long trip down Legal ­affiliate The American Lawyer's diversity rankings to find a Pennsylvania-based law firm, but of the 16 firms in the state that were ranked based on percentages of minority attorneys, many saw notable improvements while a handful slid further down the ranks.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 31, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Trump Tax Three-Step

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016

Donald Trump doesn't want to release his tax returns. Why?

4 Tips for Responding to Bribery Pitches in International Business

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : May 27, 2016

Requests for bribes is common in some countries, but experts offer four tips for avoiding and responding to illegal solicitations.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Morgan Lewis & Bockius is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tech Continues to Drive Growth at Calif. Firms

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : July 08, 2016

Valley specialists like Gunderson saw head counts surge, while firms with more general practices like Latham & Watkins also saw an uptick in the state and nationally.

Dinners With Dad, Beach Volleyball Got These Lawyers Through Bar Exam Prep

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2016

As thousands of law graduates across the country are preparing for the test this summer, we asked prominent Washington lawyers who made it through to the other side to share their quirky rituals or behaviors that helped them succeed.

Baker & McKenzie's New York COO Departs for Down South

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

L. Howard Belknap will become firmwide COO at Jackson, Mississippi-based Butler Snow.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 05, 2016

Among other moves, Jared Hershberg joined Reed Smith as a partner in its corporate and transactional advisory group, and Morgan Lewis named six of its attorneys as partners.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Labor Lawyers Dodge a Bullet

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 28, 2016

Imagine if every time a client hired you for advice, you had to file a publicly available report with the government revealing the engagement, what you did and how much you were being paid. Until a federal judge in Texas stepped in on Monday, this was about to become reality for labor lawyers retained by companies facing unionization drives.

In-House Counsel Profile: Lisa Brown

Suzanne Monyak : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

"There's no average day."

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reed Smith Hires Lincoln National Lawyer in Philadelphia

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 21, 2016

While Reed Smith has seen departures from its Pittsburgh office in recent months, the firm has been growing in Philadelphia where it brought on two new litigators last week.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 20, 2016

The following attorneys were selected to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Read More

Newsmakers: Week of June 20

MARY ALICE ROBBINS : Texas Lawyer : June 17, 2016

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Who Will Take the Reins At McDermott?

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

The co-chairs of McDermott, Will & Emery surprised their partnership when they announced Monday that they'll step down at the end of this year. Insiders pointed to several potential candidates to replace them.

After Dechert's Pay Hike, Pa. Firms Watch and Wait, for Now

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Dechert has raised its associate salaries across the country, starting at $180,000 for first-year associates.According to a memo obtained by The Legal, the new salary scale will be effective July 1. It includes salary increases for each class of associates, up to $315,000 for eighth-year associates and above.

An Unlikely Pair of Lawyers Team Up to Fight 'Spoofing' Cases

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

New Yorker Michael Coscia, Chicago-based Russian immigrant Igor Oystacher and Londoner Navinder Sarao have made headlines for sharing a dubious distinction: They were among the first to be accused of an en vogue financial crime known as "spoofing."

Wilmer Hires Diversity Director From Homeland Security Dept.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 09, 2016

The former executive director of diversity for the U.D. Department of Homeland Security has joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as the firm's new director of diversity.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

$27.6 Million Verdict Reversed for the Third Time

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 07, 2016

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has tossed as excessive a $27.6 million compensatory award to a woman who needed four knee surgeries after taping a promotional video to show the success of her initial knee-replacement procedure.

Arbitration Increasingly Enforced in Employment Actions

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2016

Arbitration in employment litigation has been on the rise for the past decade. That trend has been driven, labor lawyers say, by an increasing number of courts deciding that arbitration clauses barring employees from starting class actions are enforceable, despite claims by workers that their right to trial has been violated in the process.

Trump's Attack on California Judge's 'Conflict' Puts Spotlight on His Lawyers

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 03, 2016

Donald Trump's remark that a California federal judge has a "conflict of interest" because of his Hispanic heritage runs counter to a string of cases rejecting similar arguments to disqualify judges, and the comments present Trump's lawyers with a potential ethical quandary.

Phila. Bar 5K Event Returns to Raise Money for Children

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : June 03, 2016

The 37th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run/Walk took place May 15 with 1,300 participants either running or walking the 5K course. The race annually benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates' efforts to combat child abuse and to defend its ­unfortunate victims in Philadelphia.

Dechert Reshuffles London Leadership in Growth Bid

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 01, 2016

In an example of the laser-like focus U.S. law firms are placing on London in recent months, Dechert has revamped the leadership structure of its London office with an eye toward making it on par with the firm's largest locations in New York and Philadelphia.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Legal Community Shuns Trump in Campaign Contributions

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 31, 2016

While Democratic presidential candidates usually outpace Republicans when it comes to raising funds from lawyers, so far this year the divide between the frontrunners is particularly steep.

Pa. Firms See Big Boost in Minority Partner Numbers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016

It would take a long trip down Legal ­affiliate The American Lawyer's diversity rankings to find a Pennsylvania-based law firm, but of the 16 firms in the state that were ranked based on percentages of minority attorneys, many saw notable improvements while a handful slid further down the ranks.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 31, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Trump Tax Three-Step

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016

Donald Trump doesn't want to release his tax returns. Why?

4 Tips for Responding to Bribery Pitches in International Business

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : May 27, 2016

Requests for bribes is common in some countries, but experts offer four tips for avoiding and responding to illegal solicitations.