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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, 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 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

First-Year Salaries Hit $160K Mark at More Pa. Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 27, 2015

The average starting pay for first-year associates in Pennsylvania will be noticeably higher for this fall's class, with several firms increasing pay to $160,000 or just below, according to the National Association for Law Placement and data submitted by the firms.

Law Firms Partner with DocSolid to Go Paperless

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 26, 2015

DocSolid is working with Morgan Lewis, Stinson Leonard Street and Lindquist & Vennum—among others—to institute paperless solutions.

People in the News - Aug. 25, 2015 - Kleinbard LLC Adds Valane

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 25, 2015

Kate Campbell, a partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, participated in a panel on "EPA Vapor Intrusion Guidance: Analysis and Application" on Aug. 19.

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

After Bingham Bolt-On, Morgan Lewis Subleases Unused Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015

Less than a year after agreeing to absorb the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to sublease space in Boston that it agreed to move into last year, before its combination with the former was finalized in January.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

ACC Leader Lays Out Goals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 24, 2015

What's on Darcy Manning's agenda? More training for young lawyers, greater diversity in the profession and outside counsel who understand in-house pressures.

Texas Lawyer Announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : August 21, 2015

This list recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State. In addition, we have named three nominees for Attorney of the Year. The winner of that award will be announced at an event in Houston on Nov. 2.

People in the News - Aug. 20, 2015 - Fogdall Named Pro Bono Chair

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 20, 2015

Stephen Fogdall of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis was named the new chair of the firm's pro bono committee.

The Legal Names 2015 Lawyers on the Fast Track

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 19, 2015

Earlier this summer, The Legal asked the Pennsylvania legal community to submit nominations for our annual Lawyers on the Fast Track. The nominations came pouring in, dozens upon dozens of them, all demonstrating the impressive work being done by young lawyers across the state. The nomination forms and any letters of recommendation accompanying them were sent to a six-member judging panel composed of evaluators from all corners of the legal profession and the state. After reviewing their results, the following 40 attorneys have been selected as the 2015 Lawyers on the Fast Track.

Remembering White House Rejects Who Shaped Big Law

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 18, 2015

One thing is certain about the 2016 presidential race: It's going to leave a lot of former Republican candidates looking for something to do. Luckily they've got some role models.

Arab Bank, Terrorism Plaintiffs Reach Settlement

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 17, 2015

Lawyers for Arab Bank and terrorism victims reached an agreement to settle the case after 11 years of vigorous litigation, just three days before the start of a damages trial in the Eastern District of New York.

Spate of Succession Plans at Firms Driven by Age, Innovation

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 14, 2015

Reading the legal press over the last two or so years could lead to the natural assumption that law firms are getting better at succession planning, particularly the planning part. A growing number of firms have announced new firm leadership and many have done so upward of a year in advance.

Beneath Google's Fight With Orrick, a Big Business

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 14, 2015

Emails surfaced by the search giant show relationsihp between partner hired by Microsoft and the Mississippi AG probing Google's practices.

Newsmakers: Week of August 17

: Texas Lawyer : August 14, 2015

Maureen F. "Mo" Moore, former vice president of corporate labor relations at Xerox Corp. in Dallas, has joined the recently opened Fort Worth office of Dowell Pham Harrison as of counsel.

Bank of America Claims Akin Gump's Legal Fees Excessive

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : August 14, 2015

In the application, the law firm is seeking total compensation of $973,628 for its work on the case during this period. In addition, the firm is seeking $20,000 for expense reimbursement.

Morgan Lewis Hires Ex-Head of US Attorney's Office in Trenton

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2015

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has been focused on deepening its white-collar defense bench over the past several months, most recently adding Harvey Bartle IV as a partner in the firm's Philadelphia and Princeton, New Jersey, offices.

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2015

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dismissal of Insurers' Suit Against Cephalon Upheld

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 11, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a suit against Cephalon filed by several workers' compensation insurance companies that alleged the drugmaker engaged in off-label marketing of two of its painkillers.

Morgan Lewis Wants Arb Award Confirmed in Ex-Partner Beef

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 07, 2015

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is seeking confirmation of an arbitration award in a dispute between the firm and a former partner who had previously been alleged to have assisted a plaintiff in an intellectual property case against longtime Morgan Lewis client Apple.

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

Where Have All the K&L Gates Partners Gone?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 05, 2015

Large law firms have been quietly trimming partners, and many of those attorneys are not able to find new or similar positions given the premium placed on books of business, consultants have repeatedly said in recent months.

Firm Partnership Ranks at K&L Gates Being Trimmed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 04, 2015

When more than 90 partners in seven months leave a law firm, no matter how large, eyebrows are raised and at least 91 different stories can be had about the cause. For K&L Gates, those stories have played out publicly across legal media in recent weeks as former partners and the firm's chairman offer up their explanations for departures across the 2,000-lawyer firm's increasingly global platform.

The 2015 Legal Times 150 and D.C. 25

: The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

A by-the-numbers look at law firm head count and revenue in the D.C. area.

Mergers Shake Up List of Largest D.C. Law Offices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Covington & Burling, at the top of The National Law Journal's list of Wash­ington's largest firms for the second consecutive year, added about 15 total lawyers last year in a time when elite firms, especially ones that focus on litigation, find the most ability to expand in Washington.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Getting Extreme Mileage Out of Your Speaking, Writing Efforts

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015

My clients know that I love the phrase "four bangs for the buck." For decades I have been preaching that every expenditure of non-billable marketing time spent writing an article or preparing a speech should be repurposed at least four times to get maximum exposure and reap the most possible opportunities. Now I am here to say that my new expression should be 13 bangs for the buck.

Boies Schiller to Abandon Suburbs for Downtown D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 28, 2015

One of the few Am Law 100 law firms in Washington located far from the central business district is moving. Boies, Schiller & Flexner, whose D.C. lawyers work in a building near the Maryland border, plans to move to New York Avenue and 14th Street downtown in the late summer or fall next year.