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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 1,880
  • Gross Revenues: $1,844,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $980,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,530,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has 1839 attorneys and is the 10th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,317,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 12th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ranked as the 17th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, KY, MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 8 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 8 4 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

Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

Tom Brady may have added Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson to his Deflategate appellate litigation team, but his own NFL franchise, the New England Patriots, saw its outside firm Morgan Lewis recently land an in-house lawyer who had worked for its star quarterback's father.

Cozen O'Connor Launches Website, Expands Startup Community Ties

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 29, 2016

With the launch of a new website and expansion of its partnership with a local accelerator, Cozen O'Connor is looking to grow its recognition within the startup community.

Morgan Lewis Denied Access to Dilworth Docs in Newspaper Row

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 29, 2016

A Philadelphia judge has denied Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' bid to obtain documents from Dilworth Paxson to aid in the former firm's defense of a suit filed against it by the publishers of Philadelphia's major daily newspapers.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2016

The Legal will be presenting a group of Pennsylvania luminaries with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Top U.K. Firms Still Must Bridge a Big Gulf with The Am Law 100

Georgina Stanley : Legal Week : April 27, 2016

Despite one of their most challenging years since the early 1990s, the leading U.S. law firms continue to dwarf their U.K. counterparts in revenues and profits.

Hit With Defections, K&L Gates Stays the Course

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2016

K&L Gates has expanded well beyond its Pittsburgh roots. The firm says it's on the verge of greatness. Others disagree.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, Latham & Watkins holds the top position on our gross revenue rankings, while three new firms moved onto the Am Law 100. Twenty-seven firms posted gross revenue of $1 billion or more.

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

5 Big Texas Firms on Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Five large Texas firms were among the 100 highest-grossing firms in 2015, as reported in the Am Law 100 list.

In-House Counsel Profile: Frank Jimenez

Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

"Don't be afraid to take calculated risks. In my career, I've taken voluntary pay cuts and moved in and out of the law in order to pursue my goals."

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Firms With NJ Branches Perform (Mostly) Well in Am Law 100

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 25, 2016

As in years past, there are no New Jersey homegrown firms among the 100 highest-grossing in the U.S. But of list, released April 25 by Law Journal affiliate The American Lawyer, includes numerous firms with significant number of "boots on the ground" in the state.

Pa. Firms Make Waves in Am Law 100 Rankings

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 22, 2016

Amid the slowest rate of revenue growth the Am Law 100 has seen in two decades save the Great Recession, Pennsylvania firms made strong gains in core financial metrics and great waves on this year's Am Law 100 rankings by Legal affiliate The American Lawyer.

Morgan Lewis and Skadden Look to Shed D.C. Office Space

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

The time has come for two law firms to shrink their Washington digs. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hopes to rid itself of the former Bingham McCutchen offices next summer. All or most of its Washington lawyers will move to Pennsylvania Avenue if the firm can find subtenants for its offices at 2020 K Street.

Benefits of the Creation of Certain Trusts

Sara A. Wells and Caleb S. Sainsbury : The Legal Intelligencer : April 21, 2016

Trusts are flexible legal documents which can be used in a myriad of situations. Practitioners often use trusts to preserve wealth within families and across generations. However, a trust can also be a helpful vehicle to collect and manage assets for non-family members. The case of Strider and Gallagher illustrates how powerful this estate planning tool can be.

Morgan Lewis, Dilworth Dispute Meaning of Privilege in Doc Fight

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 19, 2016

Lawyers for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius urged a Philadelphia judge Tuesday to reject "Hail Mary" attempts by Dilworth Paxson and Philadelphia Media Network to explain why documents Dilworth has related to the sale of the media company are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Former Morgan Lewis Tokyo Head Joins Hogan Lovells

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 19, 2016

Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss' office in the Japanese capital.

Holland & Knight, Choate Hall Latest Firms Tapped for Sex Abuse Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

The two Am Law 200 firms have been hired by Phillips Exeter Academy to probe sexual abuse allegations roiling the elite New Hampshire-based boarding school.

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

Milbank, Latham, Davis Polk Advise on BATS, Big Casino IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2016

After a slow start to 2016, capital markets in the U.S. are finally warming up with a bevy of high-profile public listings for a pair of big casino companies, as well as an electronic exchange operator, all of whom are sending millions in legal fees to Am Law 100 coffers.

Meet the 2016 Litigation Department and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : April 16, 2016

The Recorder is celebrating the California lawyers who won big last year and highlighting the departments, litigators and in-house lawyers who delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.

Will Reed Smith-Pepper Hamilton Merger Leave Some Behind?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2016

By all accounts, Reed Smith is in the driver's seat when it comes to merger discussions with Pepper Hamilton, but the former head of Pepper Hamilton's lucrative health effects litigation practice is said to hold the keys to her colleagues' future in a combined firm.

Court Sides With Lenders in Prolonged Foreclosure Case

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2016

The full Third District Court of Appeal in Miami sides with lenders on the time allowed to file a second foreclosure lawsuit on the same mortgage.

Litigation Department of the Year, Consumer Class Actions: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : April 13, 2016

Firm litigators sewed up a spate of class actions targeting outlet pricing and made the most of oral argument.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

IP Bar Loses Two Firm Leaders

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

Charles Townsend Jr., who founded Townsend and Townsend, and Thomas Herbert, name partner in Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, died last week.

John Schultz

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Lewis Seeks Docs From Dilworth Paxson in Newspaper Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 08, 2016

While Philadelphia Media Network's suit against Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is in the midst of a six-month hiatus, the parties have been at odds over some discovery issues that all have a connection to Dilworth Paxson.

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  • - Billing Rates
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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Morgan Lewis & Bockius is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

Tom Brady may have added Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson to his Deflategate appellate litigation team, but his own NFL franchise, the New England Patriots, saw its outside firm Morgan Lewis recently land an in-house lawyer who had worked for its star quarterback's father.

Cozen O'Connor Launches Website, Expands Startup Community Ties

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 29, 2016

With the launch of a new website and expansion of its partnership with a local accelerator, Cozen O'Connor is looking to grow its recognition within the startup community.

Morgan Lewis Denied Access to Dilworth Docs in Newspaper Row

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 29, 2016

A Philadelphia judge has denied Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' bid to obtain documents from Dilworth Paxson to aid in the former firm's defense of a suit filed against it by the publishers of Philadelphia's major daily newspapers.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2016

The Legal will be presenting a group of Pennsylvania luminaries with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Top U.K. Firms Still Must Bridge a Big Gulf with The Am Law 100

Georgina Stanley : Legal Week : April 27, 2016

Despite one of their most challenging years since the early 1990s, the leading U.S. law firms continue to dwarf their U.K. counterparts in revenues and profits.

Hit With Defections, K&L Gates Stays the Course

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2016

K&L Gates has expanded well beyond its Pittsburgh roots. The firm says it's on the verge of greatness. Others disagree.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, Latham & Watkins holds the top position on our gross revenue rankings, while three new firms moved onto the Am Law 100. Twenty-seven firms posted gross revenue of $1 billion or more.

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

5 Big Texas Firms on Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Five large Texas firms were among the 100 highest-grossing firms in 2015, as reported in the Am Law 100 list.

In-House Counsel Profile: Frank Jimenez

Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

"Don't be afraid to take calculated risks. In my career, I've taken voluntary pay cuts and moved in and out of the law in order to pursue my goals."

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Firms With NJ Branches Perform (Mostly) Well in Am Law 100

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 25, 2016

As in years past, there are no New Jersey homegrown firms among the 100 highest-grossing in the U.S. But of list, released April 25 by Law Journal affiliate The American Lawyer, includes numerous firms with significant number of "boots on the ground" in the state.

Pa. Firms Make Waves in Am Law 100 Rankings

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 22, 2016

Amid the slowest rate of revenue growth the Am Law 100 has seen in two decades save the Great Recession, Pennsylvania firms made strong gains in core financial metrics and great waves on this year's Am Law 100 rankings by Legal affiliate The American Lawyer.

Morgan Lewis and Skadden Look to Shed D.C. Office Space

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

The time has come for two law firms to shrink their Washington digs. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hopes to rid itself of the former Bingham McCutchen offices next summer. All or most of its Washington lawyers will move to Pennsylvania Avenue if the firm can find subtenants for its offices at 2020 K Street.

Benefits of the Creation of Certain Trusts

Sara A. Wells and Caleb S. Sainsbury : The Legal Intelligencer : April 21, 2016

Trusts are flexible legal documents which can be used in a myriad of situations. Practitioners often use trusts to preserve wealth within families and across generations. However, a trust can also be a helpful vehicle to collect and manage assets for non-family members. The case of Strider and Gallagher illustrates how powerful this estate planning tool can be.

Morgan Lewis, Dilworth Dispute Meaning of Privilege in Doc Fight

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 19, 2016

Lawyers for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius urged a Philadelphia judge Tuesday to reject "Hail Mary" attempts by Dilworth Paxson and Philadelphia Media Network to explain why documents Dilworth has related to the sale of the media company are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Former Morgan Lewis Tokyo Head Joins Hogan Lovells

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 19, 2016

Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss' office in the Japanese capital.

Holland & Knight, Choate Hall Latest Firms Tapped for Sex Abuse Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

The two Am Law 200 firms have been hired by Phillips Exeter Academy to probe sexual abuse allegations roiling the elite New Hampshire-based boarding school.

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

Milbank, Latham, Davis Polk Advise on BATS, Big Casino IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2016

After a slow start to 2016, capital markets in the U.S. are finally warming up with a bevy of high-profile public listings for a pair of big casino companies, as well as an electronic exchange operator, all of whom are sending millions in legal fees to Am Law 100 coffers.

Meet the 2016 Litigation Department and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : April 16, 2016

The Recorder is celebrating the California lawyers who won big last year and highlighting the departments, litigators and in-house lawyers who delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.

Will Reed Smith-Pepper Hamilton Merger Leave Some Behind?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2016

By all accounts, Reed Smith is in the driver's seat when it comes to merger discussions with Pepper Hamilton, but the former head of Pepper Hamilton's lucrative health effects litigation practice is said to hold the keys to her colleagues' future in a combined firm.

Court Sides With Lenders in Prolonged Foreclosure Case

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2016

The full Third District Court of Appeal in Miami sides with lenders on the time allowed to file a second foreclosure lawsuit on the same mortgage.

Litigation Department of the Year, Consumer Class Actions: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : April 13, 2016

Firm litigators sewed up a spate of class actions targeting outlet pricing and made the most of oral argument.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

IP Bar Loses Two Firm Leaders

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

Charles Townsend Jr., who founded Townsend and Townsend, and Thomas Herbert, name partner in Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, died last week.

John Schultz

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Lewis Seeks Docs From Dilworth Paxson in Newspaper Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 08, 2016

While Philadelphia Media Network's suit against Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is in the midst of a six-month hiatus, the parties have been at odds over some discovery issues that all have a connection to Dilworth Paxson.