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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ranked as the 18th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, IL, London, MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, Paris, 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

Justices Won't Hear Case on Rights for Online Impersonators

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 02, 2014

The state Supreme Court has declined to hear argument on whether online commenters have a constitutional right to falsely attribute nonsatirical postings to someone with direct connection to the subject matter.

Associate Morale Is High, But So Is Angst

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The results of the 2014 Associates Survey expose high anxiety over workplace demands and partnership prospects.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Judge Orders Merck to Comply With Hedge Fund's Subpoena

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : August 28, 2014

Merck must hand over internal documents related to its valuation of an osteoporosis drug it developed, thanks to a New Jersey federal judge's decision.

Bingham Pays Price for Legacy Pay Guarantees

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

To cement a merger, Bingham offered three years of pay guarantees to McKee Nelson partners.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Amaya Gaming / Rational Group; Auxilium / QLT; Harlequin Sale; BlackBerry Asset Sale

2014 Associate Survey: Bay Area Report

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

What associates are saying about the best—and worst—workplaces in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Survey: New Firm Leaders Differ from Their Predecessors

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Incoming leaders are older than their predecessors and less interested in managing full time.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Competition Spurs Firms to Eye Starting Salary Increases

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 26, 2014

First-year associate salaries are on the rise at some Pennsylvania firms with at least one firm with a presence in the state paying out $160,000 to new associates this year.

The Windy City Winners

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

We asked top litigation practices in Chicago to tell us about their operations — head counts and revenues, biggest wins and even their losses. The NLJ staff then pored over the information and selected the nine firms you'll read about here.

Orbitz Defenses in $12M Contract Spat Fail to Lift Off

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 25, 2014

Travel and hotel booking site Orbitz must pay more than $12 million to marketing firm Trilegiant for ending an agreement that provided for a type of online marketing later rendered illegal by Congress, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos has ruled.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

New York to Get $800M From Bank of America Accord

Jenna Greene and Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 22, 2014

In the largest-ever settlement between the U.S. government and a single company, Bank of America Corp. on Thursday agreed to pay $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities—a sum that will include approximately $800 million in cash payments and relief for New York consumers.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Bank of America to Pay $16.6B to Settle Fraud Claims

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

In the largest-ever settlement between the U.S. government and a single company, Bank of America Corp. on Thursday agreed to pay $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities.

Bank of America to Pay $16.6B to Settle Fraud Claims

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

In the largest-ever settlement between the U.S. government and a single company, Bank of America Corp. on Thursday agreed to pay $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities.

Four Firms Digging Into BHP Billiton Breakup

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, Herbert Smith Freehills, Slaughter and May and ENSafrica are advising on a proposed demerger by BHP Billiton of several noncore assets into a new global metals and mining company, effectively unwinding part of the 2001 megadeal that created the Anglo-Australian minerals and mining giant.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 18

: Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

Jim Moseley, who has served as a justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals, will join Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas on Sept. 2. He will chair the firm's appellate section.

The Morning Wrap

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : August 18, 2014

A round up of news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: The federal government is getting more involved in Ferguson, Mo., a Texas grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry, former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner Robert Manfred Jr. is named Major League Baseball's next commissioner and opponents to Comcast Corp.'s pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s $49 billion deal for DirecTV LLC are lawyering up.

People in the News - Aug. 18, 2014 - Alfano of Pietragallo Gordon Presents at PBI CLE

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 18, 2014

Gaetan J. Alfano, a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, presented at a CLE seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia.

MLB Calls Up In-house Counsel To Be Next Commissioner

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : August 15, 2014

Robert Manfred Jr., formerly the league's in-house counsel in charge of labor relations, will be the 10th commissioner in Major League Baseball history.

Ex-Morgan Lewis Partner Named New Baseball Commish

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Robert Manfred Jr., a former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius labor and employment partner currently serving as COO of Major League Baseball, beat out two rivals to emerge victorious in the race to replace Bud Selig as commissioner. Manfred, 55, will be the third former Am Law 100 lawyer to lead a major North American professional sports league. He and Morgan Lewis both have long-standing ties to America's favorite pastime.

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Budd Larner Awarded $37K for Work on Sony IP Case

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : August 15, 2014

New Jersey firm Budd Larner was awarded $37,000 in fees plus interest after already earning close to $200,000 for its work trying to upend a settlement on behalf of a client in an intellectual property suit against Sony.

People in the News - Aug. 12, 2014 - Jurewicz of Galfand Berger Speaks at PBI Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2014

Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at Galfand Berger, was a course planner and speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's seminar, "The Pain Puzzle: How to Prove a Pain Case," held July 24.

The Legal's 2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 08, 2014

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. These are the 2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track.

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Former GE Atty Faces Ethics Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

According to newly released ethics charges filed in Washington, a former in-house lawyer for General Electric Co. stands accused of disclosing confidential company documents to federal agencies and the press after she was fired.

Editor's Note

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : July 29, 2014

Two years ago we published for the first time our Litigation Departments of the Year supplement. Modeled after a contest conducted by our sibling publication The American Lawyer, it was an opportunity for us to devote a bit of extra attention to something we already knew well: Pennsylvania is home to a bevy of first-class litigators.