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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

Marketing Activities That Will Pay Off the Most in 2015

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2015

It's 2015. Are you ready to get to work and grow your firm's business? No matter the size of your firm, but particularly small to midsized firms, it is time to wake up and get energized to market effectively in 2015.

To Cut Expenses, More Firms Are Opening Back Offices

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2015

A stumbling block for some has been the up-front costs; it can take four years to see a return on investment.

INADMISSIBLE: 'Citizens United' Protest Disrupts Court

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Protesters disrupted a U.S. Supreme Court session last week, rising one after another to shout criticism of the court's campaign finance decision on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. Plus more in this week's column.

Morgan Lewis Brings Bingham Lawyers Into Leadership Fold

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2015

In the span of two days, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius made changes to leadership in nine of the firm's 28 offices, with many of the changes adding a recently hired Bingham McCutchen partner to co-lead with an existing Morgan Lewis managing partner.

Justices Rebuke Sixth Circuit on Retiree Health Benefits

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 26, 2015

Federal courts cannot presume from a collective bargaining agreement's silence that retiree health insurance benefits should continue for life, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Market for Patent Litigators Remains Strong Despite Troll Thrashing

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.

Morgan Lewis Shuffles Leadership in NY Office

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2015

After absorbing some partners from Bingham McCutchen, Morgan Lewis & Bockius has reshuffled its New York leadership while the former head of Bingham's Manhattan office has left the firm.

And the New Miami Managing Partner for Morgan Lewis is...Robert Brochin

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2015

Robert Brochin, co-leader of the firm's commercial litigation department, is the new Miami managing partner for Morgan Lewis & Brockius, replacing Mark Zelek.

Morgan Lewis Taps Former Bingham Lawyer to Co-Lead S.F. Office

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

Brian Rocca will help with the integration of the 70 or so lawyers absorbed from the ailing firm.

Uber Turns to Criminal Defender to Handle DA Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

Nanci Clarence will represent the company in civil actions over its airport fees and the claims it makes about the background checks it runs on drivers.

A Partner for Second Time, Lawyer Reflects on Diversity

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2015

Sally Rosenberg said she's always believed that if you want something in your career, you should ask for it. Last year, she asked McDermott leaders if they could consider her for the partnership a second time.

Morgan Lewis Taps New Silicon Valley Managing Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 20, 2015

Melinda Riechert, a labor and employment partner, was among several leadership shuffles at the firm.

Morgan Lewis Makes Former Bingham Partner Cohead of D.C. Office

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 20, 2015

Elizabeth Baird, formerly of Bingham McCutchen, will join Grace Speights in sharing the top job at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' D.C. office. The promotion is among the combined firm's first public moves in Washington to integrate recently acquired Bingham lawyers.

Two D.C. Judges Up for Reappointment

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 20, 2015

Judges Thomas Motley and John Mott of the District of Columbia Superior Court are seeking their second 15-year appointments to the bench. Also, the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission is looking for a new executive director.

International Arbitration Becomes the New Contract Standard

David J. Waldron and Richard Ellison : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2015

It remains traditional to refer to arbitration, together with mediation, as a form of alternative dispute resolution. This has, for some time, been a misnomer where international contracts are concerned.

Several Conn. Firms Announce Partnership Promotions

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 20, 2015

As always, the new year has brought changes to partership ranks in Connecticut law firms as well as national firms that have offices in the state.

At Some D.C. Firms, More Women Than Men Make Partner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The legal industry is one in which female lawyers have fewer opportunities than do their male colleagues. But despite industrywide setbacks, many law firms in Washing­ton exceeded the standard this year in promoting women.

In-House Profile: AlliedBarton Security Services LLC's David Buckman

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

"I take the laptop home, and my iPhone is always with me."

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

How Bingham Failed: The Inside Story

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2015

Three years ago, Bingham McCutchen was literally a case study in successful management. 
Now it's dead. A look at last days of a high flyer and the stumbles that sealed its fate.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

JPMorgan Inks Deal to End Bear Stearns Securities Class Action

David Bario : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 11, 2015

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has bowed out of another mortgage-backed securities lawsuit, agreeing to pay about $500 million to resolve class action claims stemming from Bear Stearns' sale of nearly $17.6 billion of the investments in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

JPMorgan Inks Deal to End Bear Stearns Securities Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2015

The bank agreed to pay about $500 million to resolve class action claims stemming from Bear Stearns' sale of nearly $17.6 billion of the securities prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

Conservation Dept. Granted Say Over State Land Oil and Gas Leases

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2015

An environmental advocacy group has failed in its constitutional challenge to the state government's use of funds from leasing state land for oil and gas development. However, a split en banc Commonwealth Court panel ultimately determined that, going forward, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and not the governor, should have direct authority to execute those leases.

Dentons Snags First Tie-Up of 2015 After Another Active Year for Firm Mergers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2015

The first law firm combination of the year belongs to RK Adler, a New York-based boutique founded by two former Skadden associates that will be absorbed by Dentons. A year-end analysis of U.S. law firm merger activity by Altman Weil reveals that while tie-ups between firms were off 7 percent from their record-setting mark in 2013, last year still saw the second-largest annual total to date.

Understanding Ethics and Obligations Regarding Global Big Data

Tara Lawler and Laura Kibbe : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2015

It is a basic tenet of professional responsibility that lawyers obtain sufficient proficiency to ensure competent representation of their clients. The challenge in today's world of Big Data and corporate globalization and outsourcing of IT infrastructure is that the level of technological proficiency required is not always clear. Understanding your obligations and establishing defensible processes will be necessary to fully demonstrate competence in discovery should an issue arise.

Last Bingham Hong Kong Partner Joins Mayer Brown JSM

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 06, 2015

Vincent Sum's departure means Morgan Lewis has not acquired any Bingham partners in Hong Kong despite the merger.

Action Alleging Fire-Prone Fax Machines Survives Motion

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2015

A proposed class action alleging that Hewlett-Packard Co. continued to sell fax machines it knew were a fire hazard has survived a motion to dismiss.

Business Groups Sue the NLRB Over New Union Election Rule

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2015

A coalition of business groups on Monday sued to block a massive new regulation by the National Labor Relations Board that speeds up and simplifies the process for holding union elections.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.