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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 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 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

Life on the Inside: Advice on How to Succeed In-House

Lisa Goldstein : The Legal Intelligencer : October 07, 2015

Many lawyers who have spent their careers with law firms are enthralled by the prospect of switching to an in-house lawyer role. The advantages of the demise of the billable hour, focusing on only one client, and the prospect of a better work-life balance all sound appealing. But what does it really take for a lawyer to succeed in-house? Several general counsel have provided a glimpse into their world, including success factors for in-house counsel, challenges of the role, team selection process, and work-life balance.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : October 05, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

People in the News - Oct. 5, 2015 - Reger Rizzo Adds Two Lawyers

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 05, 2015

Craig A. Doll joined Reger Rizzo & Darnall's Philadelphia office as of counsel and Bradley P. Lehman joined the Wilmington, Delaware, office as an associate.

Ninth Circuit Finds Timing Suspect in Release of Transgender Prisoner

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 05, 2015

Michelle Norsworthy, who prevailed on her plea for sex-reassignment surgery in the lower court, was granted parole early, while the state's appeal was pending.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 05, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Drexel Law Student's ADA Claims Against Firms Dismissed

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 05, 2015

A federal judge has tossed three complaints filed against Pepper Hamilton, Blank Rome and Dechert filed by a law student who claimed the firms' decision not to hire him for a summer position violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The World's Best Known Law Firms

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : September 30, 2015

Vereins improve their position in the latest iteration of a client-awareness survey.

R. Brendan Fee

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015

Day After Pope's Visit a 'Nonevent' for Many Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015

Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia this past weekend meant law firm closures and, for some, more hype than proved necessary.

Summer Associates Give Pa. Firms High Marks for Places to Work

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 28, 2015

Pennsylvania law firms were split down the middle when it came to how well received their summer associate programs were this year as compared to last year.

The Public Interest Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 28, 2015

On Tuesday, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is scheduled to host its annual event, "In Pursuit of the Promise: Education for All," from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at La Peg, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia. For more information, visit

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 28, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

In-House Counsel, Firms, HAP Work to Help Homeless

Marsha Cohen : The Legal Intelligencer : September 28, 2015

Since its founding in 1990, the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) has partnered with area law firms and law schools from around Philadelphia to conduct legal clinics in shelters, soup kitchens, transitional housing facilities and drop-in day sites located in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Global Legal Awards, Grand Prize Winner (Corporate): The Cement Deal That Broke the Mold

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Merging the world's two largest cement companies, Holcim and Lafarge, required drastic steps, creative thinking and a lot of stamina.

Kleiner Lawyers See Pao Business Bump

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 25, 2015

Orrick's Lynne Hermle has stepped in for Twitter, Broadcom and other technology clients since winning the case.

Big-Name Clients Engaging NJ Firms for Litigation Work

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : September 25, 2015

New Jersey firms once again have a presence in an annual survey of which firms are getting the call to advise the country's top-earning corporations in litigation matters.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.

New York Law Firms, Courts Take Papal Visit in Stride

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : September 24, 2015

While several courts and law firms in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are shutting down for the visit by Pope Francis, legal institutions in New York City, which routinely plays host to world leaders and major events, have taken a comparatively business-as-usual approach to His Holiness' tour.

The National Law Journal, Connecticut Law Tribune Announce Boston Rising Stars

: The National Law Journal : September 23, 2015

Earlier this summer, the National Law Journal, collaborating with the Connecticut Law Tribune, solicited nominations for our Boston Rising Stars supplement, which features exemplary young lawyers in the Boston area.

More Firms Make Room for Women through OnRamp Fellowship

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

Six more Am Law firms, along with Amazon's legal department and Barclays' compliance team, plan to reap the untapped benefits of hiring women with resume gaps.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The American Lawyer : September 22, 2015

The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards in finance recognize the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects.

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

First-Year Hiring in Pa. Offices Plummets, Salaries Rise

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2015

First-year associate class sizes shrunk across the firmwide offices of many Pennsylvania firms, which also reported a sharp dive in the number of first-years hired within the state, according to results from The Legal's First-Year Associates Survey.

10 Marketing Activities Small, Midsized Firms Should Engage in Now

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2015

I am sad to say this but many small to midsized law firms are seeing flat revenues. This trend can be reversed if law firm leaders encourage their colleagues to do the following right away.

In Speech, Breyer Stresses Global Approach to Jurisprudence

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 21, 2015

An understanding of the world outside of the United States is critical for courts in a rapidly globalizing society, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Sept. 17 at a speech in Philadelphia.

Newsmakers: Week of September 21

: Texas Lawyer : September 18, 2015

Esmeralda Tinajero has joined the Dallas office of Winstead as an associate in the firm's real estate development and investment practice.

The E-Discovery Institute Announces Leadership Summit and New Judges' Training Symposium

Robert D. Owen : Legaltech News : September 18, 2015

The new one-day program will explore the proposed amendments to the FRCP.

Appeals Court Nixes 'Borgata Babes' Discrimination Claims

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : September 17, 2015

The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City did not discriminate against its scantily clad "Borgata Babes" when it adopted a policy mandating they stay within a certain weight, but it could be held liable for damages if claims that some of the women who became ill or pregnant were sexually harassed prove to be true, a New Jersey appeals court ruled Sept. 17.

Firms Still Weighing Whether to Close Monday After Papal Visit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 17, 2015

With less than a week before the World Meeting of Families kicks off the pope's visit to Philadelphia, law firms are still making decisions on whether and when to close down in a Center City that will largely be barricaded from Sept. 25-28.

Rising Stars: Alison Tanchyk

: Daily Business Review : September 16, 2015

If a U.S. corporation ever finds itself in trouble in another country, Alison Tanchyk is the lawyer to call.