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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

The Morning Wrap

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : November 24, 2014

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration reform, a new home for about 750 Bingham McCutchen lawyers and staffers, lobbying in the Republican-controlled Congress and the incoming chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Morgan Lewis Finalizes Bingham McCutchen Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 24, 2014

Roughly 750 lawyers and staffers from Bingham McCutchen will join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius under the terms of an agreement finalized Sunday night between the Am Law 100 firms.

BAR-ometer: Alsup on Attack

: The Recorder : November 21, 2014

Morning Wrap: Obama Moves on Immigration Plan, First Lawsuit Filed

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 21, 2014

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Obama unveils his immigration plan, law enforcement drug-house stings face scrutiny, Uber hires Hogan to quiet privacy uproar, New York prosecutors probe payday lenders.

Corporate Lawyers in High Demand

Susan Postlewaite : Global Lawyer News : November 21, 2014

Mexican corporate lawyers are in high demand as international law firms recruit attorneys and open offices to handle the expected work that will come from Mexico's opening of key economic sectors to foreign investment.

Morgan Lewis Offers 300 Bingham Professionals Full-Time Jobs

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 21, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has extended offers of full-time employment to more than 300 legal professionals at Bingham McCutchen, a source close to Morgan Lewis said.

Global Energy Lawyers Eying Mexico

Susan Postlewaite : Global Lawyer News : November 21, 2014

Global energy lawyers have their sights set on Mexico in 2015, where historic energy reforms signed by that country's president are expected to create a huge investment opportunity for clients in energy and other sectors.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bingham Lawyers Absorbed in Merger

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : November 21, 2014

Nearly all of the attorneys in Bingham McCutchen's Hartford office will be absorbed by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius by the end of November, with more than 25 lawyers making the move to Morgan Lewis.

Big Defense Win in Environmental Pollution Case

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 20, 2014

Winn Carter took his client International Paper Co. in front a civil jury, hours after his codefendants settled with the plaintiff, and got a victory in a water pollution case.

Big Defense Win in Environmental Pollution Case

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 20, 2014

Winn Carter took his client International Paper Co. in front a civil jury, hours after his codefendants settled with the plaintiff, and got a victory in a water pollution case.

Bingham Disappears From Conn. As International Firm Swoops In

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : November 20, 2014

Nearly all of the Hartford office of Bingham McCutchen will be absorbed by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius by the end of the month, with more than 25 lawyers making the move to Morgan Lewis.

Securities Firm Fined $2.4 Million for Foreign Customer Lapses

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 20, 2014

L.A.'s Wedbush Securities admitted that its systems allowed thousands of foreign traders to access U.S. markets with near anonymity.

Bingham's Kentucky Staffers Face Layoffs, Uncertain Future

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Bingham McCutchen employees in its Lexington, Ky., back offices have received a mix of termination letters and offer letters from Morgan Lewis, which last week agreed to absorb 226 of the firm's partners, along with other staff. Come Friday, as many as 30 marketing and document review employees in Kentucky could be let go, according to two sources, and the remainder must decide whether to accept Morgan Lewis' offers or potentially forgo severance.

Litigator of the Week: Winn Carter of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 20, 2014

After two codefendants fled a billion-dollar trial over catastrophic pollution with a last-minute settlement, Carter and his client faced the jury alone and walked away with a take-nothing verdict.

Morgan Lewis Offers 300 Bingham Professionals Full-Time Jobs

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has extended offers of full-time employment to more than 300 legal professionals at Bingham McCutchen, a source close to Morgan Lewis said.

Sushi Restaurant Class Award Comes With Fees Admonition

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 19, 2014

A federal judge has approved a $2.4 million wage-and-hour settlement between plaintiffs and a toney New York sushi restaurant, but only after the class counsels' fees were cut nearly in half and a caution about rubber-stamped proposed orders to plaintiffs' attorneys and judges.

Alienage Discrimination Suit Against Northwestern Mutual Continues

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 19, 2014

A New York federal judge has refused to dismiss a proposed class action alleging Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. engaged in alienage discrimination when it rejected a Mexican-born accounting ma-jor for a job even though he is legally allowed to work in the United States.

Two Bingham Lawyers Join Blank Rome in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 18, 2014

With most Bingham partners slated to join Morgan Lewis, litigators Frank Kaplan and Ken Meyer found a different home.

The Morning Wrap: AT&T Amicus Brief on Cell Tracking, and Morgan Lewis' 'Hybrid' Approach to Growth

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : November 18, 2014

A roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications, including: AT&T's data privacy amicus brief in the Eleventh Circuit; a Baltimore judge gets irked over surveillance, and Morgan Lewis' growth strategy.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Lewis Takes 'Hybrid' Approach in Growing Law Firm

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 18, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has grown over the years to one of the largest law firms in the world in terms of both revenue and attorney head count and has done so without adopting the merger-focused strategy of some of its fellow global brethren.

Bingham McCutchen May Be Playing the Bluegrass Blues

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to take on 226 partners from Bingham McCutchen, but uncertainty looms for the latter's back office in Kentucky, opened two years ago.

The Morning Wrap

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : November 17, 2014

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Loretta Lynch's past, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner additions, the effects of a 1996 death-penalty appeals law and surprise Drug Enforcement Administration inspections for the National Football League.

Morgan Lewis Votes to Admit 227 Bingham McCutchen Partners

Brian Baxter and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 17, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partners voted in the early afternoon of Nov. 14 to admit 227 Bingham McCutchen partners into their partnership. The firm confirmed the mass lateral move, which a trio of sources briefed on the matter say is not a merger, in a press release.

IN BRIEF: Marathon Bomb Witnesses

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's ­lawyers are having trouble lining up defense witnesses. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : November 17, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "2014 IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest," "Mediation in Securities Arbitration Cases: Regain Control," "New York's International Arbitration Judge, One Year Later," "'Arbitration' Definition Under the FAA: The Unsettled Law," and "Consolidation: Limited Consent Trumps Endless Controversy."

As Bingham Partners Prepare for Exodus, Some Find Themselves 'Frozen'

Brian Baxter and Patience Haggin : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is gearing up to absorb 226 partners from Bingham McCutchen by month's end. But some partners from the latter not making the move are finding themselves stuck until Dec. 1. Meanwhile, The Am Law Daily has also identified the top Bingham McCutchen rainmakers headed to Morgan Lewis.

As Bingham Partners Prepare for Exodus, Some Find Themselves 'Frozen'

Brian Baxter and Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is gearing up to absorb 226 partners from Bingham McCutchen by month's end. But some partners from the latter not making the move are finding themselves locked in until Dec. 1. Meanwhile, The Am Law Daily has also identified the top Bingham McCutchen rainmakers headed to Morgan Lewis.

As Bingham Partners Prepare for Exodus, Some Find Themselves 'Frozen'

Brian Baxter and Patience Haggin : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is gearing up to absorb 226 partners from Bingham McCutchen by month's end. But some partners from the latter not making the move are finding themselves locked in until Dec. 1. Meanwhile, The Am Law Daily has also identified the top Bingham McCutchen rainmakers headed to Morgan Lewis.