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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ranked as the 18th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, IL, London, MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, Paris, 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

Bank of America to Pay $16.6B to Settle Fraud Claims

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

In the largest-ever settlement between the U.S. government and a single company, Bank of America Corp. on Thursday agreed to pay $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities.

Four Firms Digging Into BHP Billiton Breakup

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, Herbert Smith Freehills, Slaughter and May and ENSafrica are advising on a proposed demerger by BHP Billiton of several noncore assets into a new global metals and mining company, effectively unwinding part of the 2001 megadeal that created the Anglo-Australian minerals and mining giant.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 18

: Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2014

Jim Moseley, who has served as a justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals, will join Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas on Sept. 2. He will chair the firm's appellate section.

The Morning Wrap

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

A round up of news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: The federal government is getting more involved in Ferguson, Mo., a Texas grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry, former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner Robert Manfred Jr. is named Major League Baseball's next commissioner and opponents to Comcast Corp.'s pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s $49 billion deal for DirecTV LLC are lawyering up.

People in the News - Aug. 18, 2014 - Alfano of Pietragallo Gordon Presents at PBI CLE

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

Gaetan J. Alfano, a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, presented at a CLE seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia.

MLB Calls Up In-house Counsel To Be Next Commissioner

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 15, 2014

Robert Manfred Jr., formerly the league's in-house counsel in charge of labor relations, will be the 10th commissioner in Major League Baseball history.

Ex-Morgan Lewis Partner Named New Baseball Commish

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Robert Manfred Jr., a former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius labor and employment partner currently serving as COO of Major League Baseball, beat out two rivals to emerge victorious in the race to replace Bud Selig as commissioner. Manfred, 55, will be the third former Am Law 100 lawyer to lead a major North American professional sports league. He and Morgan Lewis both have long-standing ties to America's favorite pastime.

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Budd Larner Awarded $37K for Work on Sony IP Case

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2014

New Jersey firm Budd Larner was awarded $37,000 in fees plus interest after already earning close to $200,000 for its work trying to upend a settlement on behalf of a client in an intellectual property suit against Sony.

People in the News - Aug. 12, 2014 - Jurewicz of Galfand Berger Speaks at PBI Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at Galfand Berger, was a course planner and speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's seminar, "The Pain Puzzle: How to Prove a Pain Case," held July 24.

The Legal's 2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

Earlier this summer, The Legal asked the Pennsylvania legal community to submit nominations for our annual Lawyers on the Fast Track. The nominations came pouring in, dozens upon dozens of them, all demonstrating the impressive work being done by young lawyers across the state. These are the 2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track.

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Former GE Atty Faces Ethics Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014

According to newly released ethics charges filed in Washington, a former in-house lawyer for General Electric Co. stands accused of disclosing confidential company documents to federal agencies and the press after she was fired.

Editor's Note

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

Two years ago we published for the first time our Litigation Departments of the Year supplement. Modeled after a contest conducted by our sibling publication The American Lawyer, it was an opportunity for us to devote a bit of extra attention to something we already knew well: Pennsylvania is home to a bevy of first-class litigators.

How To Govern Information in Law Firms

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 29, 2014

Iron Mountain publishes how-to guides to govern information in law firms.

Editor's Note:

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

Law Firm's Withdrawal from Gun Liability Lawsuit Upheld

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Morgan Lewis & Bockius was entitled to withdraw from representing a Turkish arms manufacturer that still owes $25 million on a three-decades-old products liability and civil contempt judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.

Litigation Departments of the Year

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The Litigation Departments of the Year supplement includes articles spotlighting the work of Pennsylvania's top litigation departments in a variety of practice areas.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

A Firm Focus: Morgan Lewis Keeps Its Eyes on Clients' Needs

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' attorneys understand that class-action litigation is not merely a legal issue but a business problem that could have severe repercussions on a company's bottom line.

Watching The Waves: Morgan Lewis Stays Ahead of the Curve to Succeed

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

Whether it be a nationwide class action over defective vehicles or a single-plaintiff lawsuit over the label on a bottle of water, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has shown its products liability practice has the national bench strength coupled with niche capabilities to beat back claims that its clients' products were defective or harmful.

Taking the Team Approach: Morgan Lewis Succeeds Through Practice Coordination

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

In the last two years, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has achieved a $101 million victory in a patent infringement case on behalf of a university, worked on a team representing Toyota in a multidistrict litigation related to sudden acceleration defects, got a shareholder derivative class action against a pharmaceutical client dismissed, resolved a seven-year litigation battle over environmental indemnity issues for a chemical company client and worked to get a whistleblower case against a medical device manufacturer client tossed, among other matters.

Firms Entrenched in Princeton Seeing Practice Areas Grow

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Princeton, N.J.—a unique market that began attracting large Philadelphia firms nearly 30 years ago—remains a desirable place to maintain an office, and business opportunities there are growing post-recession, according to firm leaders.

Breyer Sticks Named Plaintiff With HP's Legal Bill in Employment Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

After beating back claims the company failed to pay earned commissions and bonuses, HP went after a former sales associate for its attorney fees.

Fourth-Year Takes on HP Argument, Pro Bono Case and Motherhood

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

In the midst of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' representation of longtime client Hewlett-Packard in a securities fraud suit against the company and its former chairman, Mark Hurd, the federal judge in California overseeing the case issued what can only be described as a very unusual order.

The Next Decade of Pennsylvania Shale Development

Ken Komoroski : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Marcellus Shale oil and gas development began in 2004 with little fanfare except for the occasional 911 calls from local residents who saw fire burning from a flare stack in a farmer's field but didn't know why.

A Marketing Consultant's Argument for the End of 'Dress Casual'

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

My job as a law firm marketing consultant is to always give lawyers the best advice to help them get more business. I am going to give you my very best advice today that could make all the difference in your practice. It will be very short and sweet and I am sorry, but you may not like it.

Litigation Increasing Along With Need for Price Certainty

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Corporations are showing an increased willingness to enter into or fight litigation than they were a few years ago, but only if their law firms can be very specific when it comes to the cost, Pennsylvania litigators have said.

New Managing Partner for Morgan Lewis in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2014

Hugh Tanner led the Morgan Lewis team that won a federal court dismissal in 2013 for a subsidiary of Schlumberger Limited in environmental litigation stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

Bingham Headlines Latest Round of Merger Rumblings

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

After a spate of lateral departures following a tough financial year in 2013, Bingham McCutchen has reportedly sounded out several Am Law 100 firms for potential tie-up talks, which come at a record-setting time for law firm mergers.