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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

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.

Morning Wrap: Tsarnaev Verdict Reaction | Dentons and McKenna Long Tie Up

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 09, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country, focused on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ted Cruz, West Virginia's attorney general and the major merger law firms.

Paul Weiss Once Again Handles Ex-Partner's High-Speed IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

Virtu Financial, a high-frequency trader led by former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison corporate partner Douglas Cifu that called off an initial public offering last year, restarted its plans for a public listing that it expects will raise $313.5 million next week. An SEC filing shows how much Paul Weiss and Davis Polk & Wardwell stand to benefit from the future float.

People in the News - April 8, 2015 - 'Taste of Law' at Drexel University

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 08, 2015

Philadelphia VIP hosted its signature volunteer appreciation event March 16 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia to honor volunteer attorneys who provided pro bono services to low-income Philadelphians in 2014.

Firms Respond to Dechert Salary Increases

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 08, 2015

Dechert took the Philadelphia market-high for associate compensation to a new level for dozens of junior lawyers when it announced Monday that it would increase salaries to between $160,000 and $280,000 for first- through eighth-year associates.

Dechert Raises Associate Pay in Phila., Princeton

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 07, 2015

Competition among law firms for market share is fierce, and so too, it seems, is the competition for associates. In the past two years, Pennsylvania law firms have been bumping up, sometimes quietly, associate salaries.

People in the News - April 7, 2015 - Shannon to Speak at Philly I-Day

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 07, 2015

David J. Shannon, co-chair of the privacy and data security practice group at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, is set to be a featured speaker at the Philly I-Day conference Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Rajah & Tann Scores Senior Counsel From Stamford Law

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 06, 2015

International arbitration specialist Tan Chuan Thye joins the Singaporean firm as a partner.

Law Firm Mergers Set New Record in First Quarter

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

Mergers among U.S. law firms continued at their rapid clip in the first quarter, with 29 announced combinations, according to legal management consultancy Altman Weil Inc.

Feds' Spend on Lawsuits Up

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

The federal government paid more than $3 billion last year to resolve lawsuits, almost twice as much as it did the year before, according to an analysis by The National Law Journal of hundreds of payment records.

Judgment Fund: Feds Paid $87M in Patent Cases

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

The U.S. government paid more than $87 million to settle patent infringement suits last year — a sharp uptick after a decade of mostly negligible payments in a handful of cases.

BAR-ometer: Haag in the Hot Seat

: The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Plus, Downey Brand makes a play in the Valley. And Morgan Lewis doesn't like what it's hearing.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.