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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 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, 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

On The Move: Jeffrey Hall Joins Stark & Stark

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 22, 2015

Stark & Stark announces that Jeffrey Hall has joined the firm as a partner in the Lawrenceville office.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Castille Wins The Legal's Attorney Of the Year Award

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Editor's note: Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille was named Attorney of the Year at The Legal's Professional Excellence Awards dinner Wednesday. His fellow finalists were U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III of the Middle District of Pennsylvania and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius chairwoman Jami Wintz McKeon.

Amtrak Derailment

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 19, 2015

This series of articles examines the legal issues surrounding the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.

Newsmakers: Week of May 18

: Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

David Newland has joined Winstead as an associate in Dallas. He handles various corporate transactional matters.

For Lawyers Who Took Time Away, an In-House 'ReEntry'

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

The JPMorgan Chase Legal ReEntry program uses the bank's legal department to help talented lawyers resume their careers without missing a beat.

Phila. Court of Common Pleas Candidates Mostly Self-Funded

P.J. D'Annunzio and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 18, 2015

Candidates for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas who raised substantial amounts for their campaigns in the latest reporting cycle were largely self-funded, according to campaign finance reports.

Lawyers Eye Details in Wake of Amtrak Derailment

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : May 14, 2015

In the wake of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that, according to public officials, resulted in the deaths of at least seven people and injured more than 200, lawsuits seem all but certain to be filed.

For Many Northeast Lawyers, a Life Riding Rails

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 13, 2015

Lawyers rely on frequent train travel between New York and D.C.—most often the Acela express. Yet the derailment of Amtrak's Northeast regional train that killed seven people and injured hundreds of others left the Washington legal community largely unscathed.

Morgan Lewis, Winston & Strawn Enter NFL's Deflategate Drama

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The fiasco surrounding underinflated footballs in a key National Football League playoff game earlier this year continues to draw more high-powered Am Law 100 lawyers, including a pair of litigators from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Winston & Strawn that previously worked at now-defunct firms, in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report released last week by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 13, 2015

The following attorneys were selected for Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Professional Excellence Awards 2015

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 12, 2015

The Professional Excellence Awards for 2015 include finalists for Attorney of the Year, Legal Departments of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Exelon Corp.: Setting the Pro Bono Trend

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : May 12, 2015

Step into a half-day departmental meeting at most large companies and you might expect to find a few hours of business presentations and corporate speak, perhaps some pie charts and growth indicators. For Exelon Corp.'s legal department, those hours are instead filled with pro bono service, whether it means ordering birth certificates for clients or providing life-planning documents for senior citizens. The all-hands-on-deck meetings are just another opportunity for the company's legal department to strengthen its connection to the community it serves.

Dentons Shuttering Singapore Office on Heels of Dacheng Combination

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.

Jami Wintz McKeon: Morgan Lewis' New Chairwoman Quickly Proved Transformative

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 12, 2015

Before she took over as chairwoman of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius on Oct. 1, 2014, Jami Wintz McKeon was already in the throes of putting together a transformative mass lateral hire that would ultimately bring more than 500 attorneys to the firm and catapult it to the top of the list of largest law firms based on U.S. attorney head count.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Conversation With The Minister for Law in Singapore

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 11, 2015

Speaking with The Asian Lawyer, Minister K. Shanmugam outlines his vision of building the city state into the New York of Southeast Asia's legal services.

Chicago Suffers Setback in Painkiller Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 10, 2015

A Chicago federal judge on Friday dismissed most of the city's lawsuit, which alleges that several drug manufacturers concealed the true addiction risks of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers.

Legaltech People on the Move

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : May 08, 2015

A round-up of career moves from DSi, DTI, kCura, Epiq Systems, Everlaw, kCura and Kroll Ontrack.

Uber Legal Goes From Zero to 70 in Three Years

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 08, 2015

GC Salle Yoo has had to quickly assemble an in-house army to fend off a widening array of global regulatory and litigation challenges.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its 2015 Litigation Departments of the Year

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : May 06, 2015

As part of our annual Litigation Department of the Year awards, Texas Lawyer invited firms across the state to tell us about the great work their litigation department did this past year.

Employers Tackle Bias Claims by Spotlighting EEOC Policy

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 06, 2015

Facing allegations that they discriminated against black job applicants by using criminal background checks to vet potential hires, Dollar General and BMW both tried to shine a spotlight on the EEOC's own hiring policies, with differing results.

Morgan Lewis Adds Two More Laterals in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 05, 2015

Two government contracts lawyers move to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' Dallas office from K&L Gates.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jami McKeon

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Cybersecurity Lawyers Getting Plenty of Company

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 01, 2015

With demand booming, so too is the supply of attorneys claiming expertise in security and privacy matters.

Succession Planning a Weakness for Many Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 30, 2015

Add up all the time spent on the practice, firm management, securing new clients and keeping current one's law license, and there's not abundant time left to ponder the future. But it's something firms small and large need to improve upon, attorneys and legal consultants said.

Corporate Counsel Say Law Firms Are Becoming More Tech-Savvy

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : April 29, 2015

Inside counsel identify 9 percent more law firms using technology as a source of innovation in 2015, according to a new BTI Consulting report.

Fox Rothschild Joins Eight Other Pa. Firms in Am Law 100

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2015

One more Pennsylvania-based firm, Fox Rothschild, has joined the Am Law 100 after a year of significant revenue growth helped it to jump 10 spots in the rankings. The firm grew its revenue more than 10 percent to $331.5 million, making it one of 17 firms in the country to experience double-digit growth.