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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, 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

The Law Journal Names 2015 Litigation Departments of the Year

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 31, 2015

Earlier this year, we asked law firms across the state to tell us what makes their litigation departments the best: the big victories and important cases that demonstrate why clients choose them when litigation is on the table.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

In-House Counsel Profile: California Public Employees' Retirement System's Matthew Jacobs

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

General counsel Matthew Jacobs oversees 32 attorneys split into three groups: the advice team, which handles tax matters and helps interpret pension law; the investments group; and the litigation group.

Location, Location, Location: It Matters in Litigation Too

Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky : New York Law Journal : March 26, 2015

In their International Litigation column, Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky look at two recent cases in which location was the key element: one involving whether 28 U.S.C. §1782 can be used to obtain evidence located outside the United States, the other, one that answers the question, "when is a U.S. citizen not a citizen?"

No Class Action in Suit Against Cephalon for Actiq

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : March 26, 2015

Cephalon won't have to face a nationwide class-action suit over its heavy-duty painkiller for cancer patients, Actiq, since a federal judge in Philadelphia denied class status in the case this week.

Heinz-Kraft Deal Bottles Legal Work for Dozens

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 26, 2015

Two of the country's largest food companies have agreed to merge in a deal put into place with the help of dozens of lawyers across four law firms.

Lyft Adds Keker to Defense in Driver Classification Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

The transportation network company bulked up its defense team after a judge ruled a jury should decide if drivers are contractors or employees.

Court Tosses $15 Million Verdict, Saying It Contradicts Agreement

Lizzy McLellan : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 25, 2015

The Delaware Supreme Court has reversed a $15.1 million award to NorthPointe Capital, ruling that the Superior Court improperly interpreted and reformed a contract between the plaintiff and its former majority owner.

Little Direct Impact Expected From Federal Fracking Rules

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 25, 2015

A new set of rules governing hydraulic fracturing on public and tribal lands likely will not impact Pennsylvania directly, observers said, but it does set the stage for future regulation at the state level.

Ideas to Get Credentialed and Develop Your Own Reputation

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : March 24, 2015

In many law firms, senior partners with well-known practices and reputations can overshadow the business development efforts of younger partners and associates. Their reputations can loom extremely large. This can cause younger lawyers great frustration in jumpstarting their own marketing efforts. However, there are easy tried-and-true ways for a junior lawyer to slowly, yet predictably, get out of the shadow of a senior lawyer and develop his or her own reputation and client roster.

Does Morgan-Stamford Merger Signal New Model for Singapore?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Fifteen years after the city-state first allowed foreign law firms to partner with local ones, Singapore's lawyers are still looking for the best way to internationalize their practice. The Morgan Lewis-Stamford merger is just the latest in a long line of, often times, unsuccessful attempts.

Faegre Baker Grows Chicago Office With Nine Lateral Hires

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2015

The Minneapolis-based firm has hired nine partners from four firms, including Locke Lord Edwards, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Seyfarth Shaw and Ulmer & Berne. With the new additions, Faegre Baker's Chicago office will grow to almost 60 lawyers.

Uber Taps Gibson Team to Fight Liability for Alleged Rape by Driver

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Gibson Dunn partner Michael Wong, a former federal prosecutor, was hired to fend off a suit filed by a Delhi woman who claims stronger background checks could have prevented her attack.

Cruz Highlights Anti-Obama Litigation in Announcing White House Bid

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : March 23, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid Monday in a speech that spotlighted suits against the Obama administration's health care legislation. Cruz, a former clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, formerly was an appellate litigation partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Mintz Levin Holds Flat Amid Partner Moves

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2015

For Mintz Levin, 2014 was a relatively flat year financially amid notable changes in the partnership ranks. Gross revenue inched up by 1.9 percent, to $316 million, while revenue per lawyer and profits per partner each increased by less than a percent to $760,000 and $955,000, respectively.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

You Don't Have to Take Your Mini to a Dealer for Service, FTC Says

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : March 19, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission put the brakes on a bid by BMW of North America to force Mini owners to take their cars to the dealer for work or lose warranty coverage.

PepsiCo Defeats Contract Breach Claim in $30M Energy Deal

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 19, 2015

PepsiCo Inc. won summary judgment in a Pennsylvania federal court over claims it reneged on a $30 million oral agreement for the installation of energy efficiency equipment in 100 of its facilities worldwide.

Goodwin Procter Slashes 2 Percent of Workforce

Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 18, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm announced Wednesday that it would let go off 21 lawyers and 17 professional staffers from its litigation department.

New South Florida Managing Partners: A More Diverse Group

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 18, 2015

South Florida's new managing partners are a more diverse group than in the past and include several women and one African-American.

California Cab Companies Sue Uber Over Safety Claims

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 18, 2015

The taxi services contend Uber has no right touting that it has the "safest rides on the road."

Morgan Lewis Hires Eight Laterals in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius picks up group of lawyers who do government enforcement and white-collar criminal defense work and commercial litigation.

Stroock & Stroock, Cozen O'Connor Expand Miami Offices

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 16, 2015

The two national firms have expanded their leases at the Southeast Financial Center, further cementing the downtown Miami tower as the premier office building for law firms.

Morning Wrap: Lynch Vote Stalls | Abbe Lowell's Letter to DOJ

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : March 16, 2015

Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general faces a new hurdle in the Senate. Police agencies are not too eager to talk about a powerful new surveillance tool. McKenna partners will vote on merging with Dentons. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 16, 2015

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union on Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

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

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Morgan Lewis Hires Eight Laterals in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 11, 2015

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius picks up group of lawyers who do government enforcement and white-collar criminal defense work and commercial litigation.