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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

Conn. Firm Bolsters Insurance Practice with Former Bingham Partner

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : December 18, 2014

The merger between Bingham McCutchen and a Philadelphia-based firm continues to make ripples in the Connecticut legal market, as a former Bingham partner is joining Robinson & Cole.

Challenge Made to Trustees' Approval of $4 Billion JPMorgan RMBS Settlement

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 18, 2014

A $4 billion-plus settlement to resolve JPMorgan Chase's liability for more than 300 pools of home loans has raised objections from a number of entities, including the government-chartered agency that liquidated several credit unions and a residential mortgage-backed securities insurer on the hook to pay more than $500 million for the failed trusts.

Bingham Pro Bono Cases Find New Home in Morgan Lewis

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius will assume nearly 500 pro bono cases from Bingham McCutchen as part of its absorption of the firm, bringing the combined total of pro bono cases from both firms to as many as 1,500.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Large Conn. Firm Adds Partners to Trust and Estates Practice

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : December 15, 2014

Day Pitney has elevated seven attorneys to partner. It's the second big personnel move for the 300-lawyer firm in recent weeks, as Day Pitney also added four attorneys from Bingham McCutchen.

Goodwin Nabs IP Partner from Morgan

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 15, 2014

Brett Schuman, who led Morgan Lewis' San Francisco litigation practice, is Goodwin Procter's second IP partner in the Bay Area.

Upon Leaving AJ Post, Herron Discloses Calls From McCaffery

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : December 15, 2014

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge John W. Herron, the outgoing administrative judge widely known for revamping the court's mass tort system, said former state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery interfered with the operations of the court and even lobbied to have Herron fired.

Law Firm Mergers Leave Some Clients With Pitch Fatigue

David Ruiz and Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Jawbone's GC Samuel Fleischmann says he's no fan of the cross-selling that often follows law firm tie-ups.

Women Still Less Than One-Third Of Lawyers at Pa.'s Largest Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014

In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

FINRA Fines Banks for Mixing Research, Investment Banking Biz

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.

Merger Fallout Enables Day Pitney to Add Four Partners

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : December 09, 2014

As the dust settles from several large law firm mergers, one Connecticut beneficiary has emerged with the acquisition of four new partners.

Firms See Strong Revenue, PPP in 'Investment' Year

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Several firm leaders referred to 2013 as a year of investment, and that characterization is borne out by the numbers, with gross revenue generally outpacing profits per equity partner (PPP) and the majority of firms seeing significant increases in head count.

Attorneys Say Shale Work Still Strong Despite Low Oil Prices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Declining prices at the gas pump are good for consumers, but they can also potentially reduce demand for shale-based products.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Paul Weiss Helps Ex-Partner Unload Stake in High-Speed Trader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.

Bingham Deal Is Done, But Morgan Lewis' Asia Plans Still Unclear

Tom Brennan and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 08, 2014

The Philadelphia-based firm has added lawyers in Beijing and Tokyo and gained a Hong Kong office to boot. The lingering question, however, is what role the region will play in a new firm that's so heavily focused on U.S. work.

A Supreme Month: Lawyer Credits Preparedness in Ability to Argue Two U.S. High Court Cases in Three Weeks

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

Allyson Ho, a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Dallas and Houston, argued two appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court within 21 days.

Morgan Lewis' Mark Krotoski

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 08, 2014

A member of the Northern District's original cybersecurity squad in San Jose, Krotoski is rooting for passage of federal data breach and trade secret laws.

Saveri Wants to Prove Cartels Can't Out-Muscle Small Antitrust Firm

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 05, 2014

Two years after leaving Lieff Cabraser, Joseph Saveri is finding his footing as lead counsel in a component class action.

GCs ID Outside Firms With the Best Client Service

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 04, 2014

General counsel are looking for more attention from senior partners and in-depth discussions around business strategy and impact.

From Offshore to Onshore, Law Firm Merger Boom Continues

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Locke Lord Edwards and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius aren't the only two firms making merger-type moves. Maine's Verrill Dana, which became one of the largest 350 firms in the U.S. this summer, is poised to hit the 140-lawyer mark after absorbing Connecticut's Levett Rockwood. The Am Law Daily examines that deal and others in a globetrotting look at some recent legal tie-ups of note.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Apple, Oracle GC Joins DLA Piper

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 02, 2014

Daniel Cooperman was most recently of counsel at Bingham McCutchen.

Two Law Firm Mergers Will Affect Conn.'s Legal Landscape

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : December 02, 2014

The whirlwind of change in the legal industry is being felt in Connecticut, with announcements of two separate moves to combine established firms.

People in the News - Dec. 1, 2014 - Bertin Presents at VIP Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : December 01, 2014

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra announced the appointment of Zachary M. Johns as a board member.

GCs Find Rolling Out Global Compliance Programs Tricky

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 01, 2014

General counsel of companies undergoing international expansion are finding implementation of global ethics and compliance programs presents an array of challenges that law firms and compliance consulting firms can't always solve.

Despite Bingham's Demise, Tina Brozman Foundation Lives On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has supported The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation, a nonprofit named in honor of a former bankruptcy partner at the firm who died of ovarian cancer at 54, since its inception in 2008. And while Bingham McCutchen itself appears to have avoided bankruptcy, the foundation expects to remain unaffected by the deal struck last week between the firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Morgan-Bingham Deal Takes Hold in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 01, 2014

Morgan Lewis took on approximately 130 lawyers in the state, including more than 60 in the Bay Area.

Morgan Lewis Sued by Newspapers' Parent Co. Over Fees

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 01, 2014

The parent company of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers has sued Morgan, Lewis & Bockius over the firm's alleged "disloyalty" in siding with one faction of two feuding ownership groups while the firm was supposed to be acting more neutrally as counsel for the parent entity.