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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 1,338
  • Gross Revenues: $1,317,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,610,000
  • 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

Fox Rothschild Joins Eight Other Pa. Firms in Am Law 100

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2015

One more Pennsylvania-based firm, Fox Rothschild, has joined the Am Law 100 after a year of significant revenue growth helped it to jump 10 spots in the rankings. The firm grew its revenue more than 10 percent to $331.5 million, making it one of 17 firms in the country to experience double-digit growth.

Facebook Turns to Morgan Lewis to Fight Sex Bias Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

Partner Melinda Riechert will lead Facebook's defense.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmaker of the Week: Steven Browne of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 24, 2015

Steven Browne of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is named Dealmaker of the Week for his role advising Raytheon Co. in its $1.9 billion acquisition of cybersecurity company Websense. Browne was managing partner at Bingham McCutchen until the firm was absorbed into Morgan Lewis earlier this year.

Shining a Light on the Potential Dangers of Dark Data

Johan T. Widjaja : The Legal Intelligencer : April 23, 2015

There is a danger lurking in the dark within your firm. Nobody is monitoring this danger, and it is multiplying rampantly. Not only is this danger increasing rapidly, the number of different places where this danger is hiding is also spreading.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 23, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: Big Firm Pharma Deal Flow Continues With Teva's Mylan Bid

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

Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.

INADMISSIBLE: Women of Supreme Court Honor the First

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's three female justices came together in Washington on April 15 to pay tribute to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her legacy in the law, her work with women judges and her push to improve civic education. Plus more in this week's column.

Life After Bingham for Hideyuki Sakai

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 20, 2015

The former Bingham McCutchen Tokyo managing partner discusses his move to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and why he didn't follow his former colleagues to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Gas Drilling Company Must Disclose Chemicals Used at Site

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 20, 2015

A natural-gas exploration company does not have standing to appeal a trial court's order compelling it to disclose proprietary ingredients of chemicals used on a drill site, the state Superior Court has ruled.

BAR-ometer: Uber's Counsel Shuffle

: The Recorder : April 17, 2015

Plus, Big Law pay and a win for MoFo.

After a Setback, Uber Hails Gibson in String of Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

The company seems to be consolidating high-stakes cases with Gibson Dunn.

In Google-Apple Rivalry, a Conflict Not Easily Waived

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

Both companies spread out their work and demand loyalty, which can wall out would-be laterals.

Sidley Austin Adds Shanghai Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 16, 2015

Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O'Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.

Cleary Gottlieb, Allen & Overy Get Google's Antitrust Call

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

The two firms are divvying up the task of advising Google on antitrust claims leveled at the technology giant this week by the European Union.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

People in the News - April 15, 2015 - Homans to Speak at PBI Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 15, 2015

Michael D. Homans, a shareholder in the labor and employment practice group at Flaster Greenberg, was selected by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to participate as a panelist at the "Understanding Damages and Indemnities in Commercial Contracts" seminar.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Elisa D'Amico Named Attorney of the Year

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2015

K&L Gates partner Elisa D'Amico is named Attorney of the Year by the Daily Business Review, recognizing her work against revenge porn.

Morning Wrap: Uber Hires Gibson Dunn | Deval Patrick Joins Bain

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 14, 2015

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, whose name came up for U.S. attorney general, is joining the investment firm Bain Capital. Uber picks up a Gibson Dunn team. The feds are sued for information about the SG's apology in 2011 about mistakes in high-court Indian law cases. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Pa. Big-Firm Associate Salaries in Flux

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2015

The associate compensation landscape in Pennsylvania is slowly evolving and, in the wake of Dechert's local salary bump, could see more changes as a number of law firms say they are evaluating their compensation programs.

Brian McManus

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

Guidant Financial Group Inc. counts on outside tax attorney Brian McManus to steer the company and its clients away from some of the potential perils of "ROBS," a financing method that has nothing to do with stickups.

Trial Looming, Uber Drops Morgan, Adds Gibson

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 13, 2015

A month after losing its argument that drivers are contractors, not employers, the ride-hailing company has hired a team from Gibson Dunn that includes Theodore Boutrous Jr.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baylson Rules on Privilege Dispute Among Brothers

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 10, 2015

A dispute among brothers who are in the precious-metals business together has called on a federal judge to sort out where the privilege with their three lawyers falls.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

Baker & McKenzie Recruits Stamford Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 09, 2015

Min-tze Lean was most recently a director at the former Stamford Law Corp.