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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 Legal Names Attorney of the Year Finalists

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 26, 2015

As part of The Legal's upcoming Professional Excellence Awards supplement, the three finalists for Attorney of the Year have been named.

Sports Leagues and Their Big Law Ties

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Here are prominent executives in various leagues and their previous employers in Big Law.

EEOC Suit Against FedEx Moves to Pittsburgh

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 26, 2015

A suit against FedEx claiming the company discriminates against deaf package handlers should be moved from Baltimore to Pittsburgh, a federal court has ruled.

Ballard Spahr's Revenue Up 4.3 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 26, 2015

For Ballard Spahr, after seeing a slight decline in revenue in 2013, 2014 was about discipline. And it seemed to pay off, with the firm posting healthy gains in revenue and profits per equity partner.

As the SEC Brings More Administrative Proceedings, Criticism Grows

David Bario : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

The SEC's administrative courts are seeing more cases of a size and complexity they weren't designed to handle. Are defendants getting a fair shake?

Big Suits

David Bario, Jenna Greene, Scott Flaherty, Mark Hamblett, Rebekah Mintzer, and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

U.S. v. Standard & Poor's; Fjarde AP-Fonden v. Morgan Stanley; In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Litigation; In Re Freeport-McMoRan Derivative Litigation

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Adds Litigator in SF

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 23, 2015

The firm's office in Shanghai was a draw, said lateral Howard Holderness.

Oil Shock for Law Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Energy lawyers are about to find out how well their practices run on cheap oil.

From 3L to In-house

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : February 23, 2015

Hewlett-Packard's general counsel says he's really pleased with his department's program to hire and train young lawyers. So why is he hoping he loses one?

Walgreens Allowed to Fire Pharmacist Over Vaccine Stance

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : February 23, 2015

Walgreens was within its rights to fire a pharmacist who had moral objections to administering flu vaccines, a federal judge has ruled.

Google Beats Back Antitrust Claims Over Exclusive Android Deals

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Hagens Berman's suit against Google didn't show how deals hurt consumers, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled Friday.

Nelson Brown's Big Drop in Head Count Raises Questions

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 18, 2015

In a little more than the past year, insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein has gone from roughly 75 attorneys to now around 25, leading to questions about the firm's long-term future.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Cost of Cybersecurity: Risks and Responses on the Rise

Gina Passarella and David Gialanella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third installment of a series on cybersecurity published in conjunction with Legal affiliate New Jersey Law Journal.

Best Buy Co. Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Handling the legal side of the nat­ion's largest electronics retailer is a big job, especially if you're also cutting departmental costs, implementing an innovative compliance program and focusing on diversity and pro bono work.

Attorney Is Returning to Bankruptcy Bench

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 13, 2015

James Garrity Jr., co-head of Morgan Lewis & Bockius' bankruptcy and restructuring practice, has been reappointed as a bankruptcy judge for the Southern District.

Kleiner Perkins Set to Fight $16 Million Sex Discrimination Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 13, 2015

Ellen Pao, who claims Kleiner Perkins passed her over for promotion because she's a woman, is expected to testify at the trial.

Clients Eye Law Firms as Security Weak Link

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 13, 2015

In-house lawyers are starting to ask questions about how sensitive data will be protected while in outside counsels' hands.

DBR Announces Lifetime Awards, Attorney of the Year Finalists

Review staff : Daily Business Review : February 10, 2015

The Daily Business Review announces its first Professional Excellence Awards winners.

Cybersecurity Practices Booming in Era of the Breach

Gina Passarella and David Gialanella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 10, 2015

Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series done by The Legal and affiliate New Jersey Law Journal on how general counsel and law firms are tackling the issue of cybersecurity.

Judge Adopts Report Calling for ERISA Counsel to Pay $246K

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : February 09, 2015

A federal judge in Newark has adopted a special master's report recommending that plaintiffs lawyers in a class action against Health Net Inc. be ordered to repay $246,224 for failing to properly supervise a claims administrator.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: For Sidley, It's Another Year of Growth

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2015

Sidley Austin's financials were up on all counts last year, with gross revenue climbing 9.5 percent, to $1.753 billion, and revenue per lawyer increasing 5.3 percent, to $995,000. Profit per partner improved 6.1 percent, to $1.99 million, while net income rose 11.2 percent, to $608 million.

Sarbanes-Oxley Claim Sticks to Merck

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2015

Merck & Co. couldn't shake a suit brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by a former employee with a motion to dismiss in federal court.

Securities Lawyers Flocking to Delaware

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 06, 2015

Wilmington is the venue of choice for plaintiffs lawyers drawn by the prospect of fat fees, and defense lawyers who like its consistent and corporate-friendly legal climate.

Client Cybersecurity Demands Drive Burgeoning Practices

David Gialanella and Gina Passarella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 06, 2015

Firms that developed specialized practices in advance of last year's barrage of data breach headlines said they're feeling the increase in demand for cybersecurity counsel.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Advise on Pfizer's Bid for Hospira

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms working on a $15.2 billion pharmaceutical transaction between Pfizer and Hospira; a $10.54 billion telecom deal between Frontier and Verizon; a $7.3 billion asset sale by building material manufacturers Holcim and Lafarge; and a $6.3 billion merger between Staples and Office Depot.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : February 04, 2015

Washington, D.C.-based litigation firm Zuckerman Spaeder has completed the final touches to its new midtown Manhattan offices at 399 Park Ave. Also, one of the country's largest accounting firms, CohnReznick LLP, has signed a long-term lease for a new location for its national headquarters.

Uber Adds Irell to Law Firm Roster

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 04, 2015

The transportation network company is lining up litigation counsel to defend a surge of suits.

Obama's Focus on FMLA Raises Labor Lawyers' Expectations

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

Even if the Republican-controlled Congress has no appetite for beefing up of law, employment lawyers predict FMLA inquiries will keep rolling in.