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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ranked as the 17th 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

In re ViroPharma Inc. Sec. Litig., PICS Case No. 16-0164 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 25, 2016) Jones II, J. (36 pages).

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2016

Although the median award for attorney fees for securities class-action settlements of a similar size was about 25 percent, the court possessed the power to approve a higher amount, based on the degree of success. District court approved an attorney fee award of 30 percent based on an "above-average recovery" of $8 million.

Drilling Company Can't Stop Subpoena of Consultant's Tests

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2016

Documents produced by an engineering firm hired by a natural gas drilling company to conduct air testing at its sites are not privileged, the Superior Court has ruled.

Presidential Politics: Lawyers Join Grassroot Contributors

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2016

Ted Cruz's campaign, which he proclaimed as financed by a grassroots movement, received 1,423 donations from contributors who identified themselves as lawyers or attorneys. The average amount of each of those contributions was $577, according to calculations based on the Federal Election Commission reports.

Samsung Ordered to Stop Using Employee Arbitration Agreement

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : February 05, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Samsung to stop using an arbitration agreement that requires employees to waive their class action rights as a hiring condition, upholding an administrative law judge's decision for a Florida field sales manager who alleged the company failed to pay overtime wages.

Chasing Lateral Growth, Big Law Leaders Lose Their Way

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2016

The evidence suggests that most managing partners are unable or unwilling to learn from their errors. Their firms pay the price.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: McDermott Sees Modest Revenue Decline

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

After four years of rising revenue, McDermott Will & Emery saw its gross revenue slip in 2015, while profits rose 3.3 percent for the firm's somewhat diminished equity partnership.

Female Lawyers' Suit Tests New Fair Pay Act

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 04, 2016

Attorney Lori Andrus invoked California's Fair Pay Act in a suit that accuses Farmers Insurance of paying female lawyers less than their male counterparts.

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Presto! Greenberg Traurig Preps $596 Million Stock Offering for Burger King Parent in Eight Days

Mary Hladky, Special to the Review : Daily Business Review : February 02, 2016

A Greenberg Traurig team quickly arranged the secondary offering for Burger King parent Restaurant Brands International, but the legal work normally should have taken about a month.

The Lateral Report: Moves Hit a Post-Recession High

: The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

It's been a boom year for hiring, our Lateral Survey shows. But can these new recruits really deliver?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

The Big Law Lateral Hiring Frenzy Continues

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Lateral activity at Am Law 200 firms continued to flourish in 2015, our Lateral Survey shows. Are firms and potential hires doing their due diligence?

Survey: Skadden Is Best-Known U.S. Legal Brand Among GCs

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Jones Day remains a stable second and DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis are moving up, according to a survey of general counsel by Acritas Research.

EEOC Can File Discrimination Suits on Behalf of Workers, Federal Judge Says

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may file a single suit to gain recovery for a group of workers who have been subjected to discriminatory employment practices, rather than file multiple individual suits, a federal judge has ruled.

New Jersey M&A Stays Active in 2015 as Megadeals Abound

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2016

After the much-awaited rebound in 2014, the mergers and acquisitions market in New Jersey stayed strong in 2015 with numerous strategic moves by corporations, the Law Journal's annual survey found.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Next Lawyer to Leave Dickstein Shapiro: Biz Van Gelder

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2016

White-collar lawyer Barbara Van Gelder—who goes by "Biz"—will leave Dickstein Shapiro for Cozen O'Connor Feb. 1, becoming the latest among a half-dozen departures from the struggling Washington law firm so far this year. Van Gelder is a senior counsel to Dickstein Shapiro and the head of its congressional investigations and white-collar defense practice.

Which Big Firms Are Supporting Ted Cruz?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 19, 2016

The Tea Party darling has friends in Big Law—even in New York City.

Having Led One Firm, Two Partners Now Seek to Advise Many

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2016

A pair of longtime Am Law 100 firm leaders, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' James Pagliaro and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's R. Bruce MacLean, recently retired from their respective firms to make the transition to the world of legal consulting.

What Ted Cruz the Lawyer Tells Us About Ted Cruz the Candidate

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2016

Think what you will about Ted Cruz the Republican presidential candidate. But Ted Cruz the appellate lawyer was undeniably impressive. It makes his rise from presidential long shot to one of the front-runners look like more than happenstance. It suggests a master plan, the product of a deeply shrewd mind.

Prime Examples of Wasteful Spending

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

The federal government makes thousands of payments every year to settle lawsuits. But to a taxpayer, few are more frustrating or costly than those involving the storage — or lack thereof — of spent nuclear fuel.

A Lawyer's Plan to Save Philadelphia's Newspapers

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016

The new quasi-nonprofit ownership structure for the Philadelphia Inquirer is the brainchild of Richard Fox, who leads the philanthropic practice at 100-lawyer Dilworth Paxson.

As California Gas Leak Spews, Suits Pile Up

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2016

As a massive natural gas leak just north of Los Angeles continues to surge, plaintiffs attorneys across the country are filing suit over medical problems and lost property values.

Feds Paid Energy Companies $4 Billion Over Five Years in Suits Over Nuclear Waste

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2016

The federal government makes thousands of payments every year to settle lawsuits. But to a taxpayer, few are more frustrating or costly than those involving the storage—or lack thereof—of spent nuclear fuel. The five-year tab tops $4 billion. It's a shameful public policy failure.

Law Firm Fights Disqualification in Oil Patch Patent Suit

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2016

Last year, Midland-based Finalrod IP, an oil field services company, had its law firm, Matthews Lawson McCutcheon & Joseph, disqualified by U.S. District Senior Judge David Alan Ezra in connection with patent litigation over oil field equipment against defendant John Crane Production Solutions Inc. and now Finalrod is seeking to have the firm reinstated as its counsel in the case.

Six Firms Advise on First Pharmaceutical Megadeal of 2016

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

Cravath, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Ropes & Gray, Slaughter and May and Skadden have grabbed roles on the proposed $32 billion merger between rare disease drug makers Shire plc and Baxalta Inc.

In-House Counsel Profile: New Jersey Resources Corp.'s Mariellen Dugan

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

"I want litigation counsel that is lean and mean and looking to get to the end game as quickly as possible."

What Does Ascertainability Really Mean for Class Actions?

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2016

In Pennsylvania federal court, a recent spate of decisions on whether class actions could move forward have hinged on the factor of ascertainability, which at a minimum requires a showing that prospective class members are readily identifiable.

Report: 2015 Was a Record Year for Cartel Fines

Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice's crackdown on rate-rigging by banks turned 2015 into a record-setting year for cartel fines, according to a report released on Thursday. And 2016 could be another big year for cartel enforcement, with the DOJ already pursuing several big cases and setting its sights on new industries.

Deal Watch: Record M&A Year Gives Way to More 2016 Transactions

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2016

With record-breaking M&A volume pushing past the $5 trillion mark in 2015, it's no surprise that deal-hungry Am Law 100 firms wasted little time scooping up market share to start 2016.