Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
|Main office||1701 Market Street, | Philadelphia | PA | 19103-2921|
|Year of establishment||1873|
|Number of offices||24|
|Number of attorneys||1361|
|Number of associates||745|
|Number of partners||486|
|Partner: associate ratio||0.70|
|Percent women attorneys||39.30|
|Percent minority attorneys||13.30|
|Percent gay attorneys||1.10|
Morgan Lewis was founded in Philadelphia on March 10, 1873 by Charles Eldridge Morgan, Jr., a Civil War veteran, and Francis Draper Lewis, the son of a successful cotton merchant. In 1883, Morgan & Lewis hired Morris Rex Bockius, who dominated the firm from the turn of the century until his death in 1939. He became a partner fifteen years after he joined the firm, which became Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. In 1882, the firm began to handle work for the United Gas Improvement Company, which became the largest gas and electric utility company in the United States, and (as UGI) is still a client today. That was the beginning of a boom: By the end of the 19th century and into the 20th, Morgan Lewis counseled many leading companies including Philadelphia’s largest newspaper, Pennsylvania’s largest railroad, a major paper manufacturer, banks and trust companies, and the largest manufacturer of steam locomotives in the world. Since those nascent days, Morgan Lewis has evolved into a global law firm with some 1,400 lawyers in 26 offices in major cities across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We are consistently ranked among the world’s leading law firms because we deliver effective solutions. Our clients rely on the firm to guide them through all of their legal needs, from significant business decisions to the most complex global deals and litigation.
Areas of practice
Awards and recognitions
Morgan Lewis has been recognized with numerous awards as a law firm. Also, its attorneys are no less, as they have been recognized by international awards.
The firm has been named top in Mid-Atlantic - 2012 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms.
More than 140 Morgan Lewis Lawyers have been included in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Three partners have received a 2012 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award.
Also, two of its partners have received California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award in 2004, 2005, 2006.
Morgan Lewis has been ranked as one of the "Most Prestigious Firms"- 2008 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms.
The firm has also been ranked highest in the Philadelphia region in Corporate Board Member survey of America's best corporate lawyers.
Morgan Lewis has been ranked among the top 10 US law firms with the best growth prospects in BTI Consulting Group's survey (2008).
Outstanding academic achievement, superior writing, initiative, client service skills, analytical ability, and an ability to succeed in a challenging, collaborative workplace are the qualities that Morgan Lewis seeks in its prospective employees. The firm encourages individuals coming from diverse cultural, economic, and personal backgrounds to join.
Despite its focus on credentials, especially law review and GPA, Morgan Lewis considers personality and fit in determining which candidates will get offers. Attorneys hoping to make a lateral move to the firm are in luck, as Morgan Lewis is looking to hire mid-level associates.
The firm recruits through campus interview and job fairs. The firm visited 9 law schools in 2011 and attended one job fair in the Philadelphia area.
Morgan Lewis has kept diverse team of attorneys as its core value. The firm draws upon the strengths of knowledgeable and skilled individuals who represent a variety of viewpoints, experiences and backgrounds.
Morgan Lewis has been recognized for its Diversity efforts by a number of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In 2012 and for the third year in a row, the firm was named one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality". Morgan Lewis attributes this success to its perfect score on the organization's Corporate Equality Index.
Summer associate program
The summer program comes with a unique Summer Associate Kickoff program where Morgan Lewis brings together firm leaders and summer associates from all domestic offices.
The kickoff provides opportunities for summer associates to interact with attorneys across offices and practice groups, and to meet with firm leaders. The program is also designed to introduce summer associates to firm operations, training initiatives, and to learn how to get engaged and succeed as a Morgan Lewis summer associate.
The associates get to learn about diverse practice, firm culture, and get to know people in the firm.
Salary & benefits
Morgan Lewis has been generous in pay packages to associates. The firm has offered $145,000 per year as compensation for entry-level lawyers in 2012. For the bonus, factors such as billed hours, quality of work, pro bono hours and overall contribution towards recruitment activities, firm's committees etc are taken into account.
Morgan Lewis has a long history of offering leave to its attorneys to care for a family care including for newborn or adopted child.
It is seen that Morgan Lewis associates enjoy their above-market bonuses, collegial work environment, and pro bono opportunities so much that they don't want to leave.
Morgan Lewis's starting salary ranges from $135,000 to $160,000, depending on the office. The New York office pays associates at the top of the market.Morgan Lewis's profits per equity partner in 2009 - the most recent year for which data are available - were $1,235,000, placing the firm in the 55th percentile.
PPO or HMO Health Insurance; Life & Business Travel Insurance; Vision, Dental, Medical Exp & Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan; 401(k) Plan; 4 weeks vacation; Emergency Child Care; Discounted Health Club Memberships; Business Casual Dress Code; Domestic Partner Benefits; Pre-Tax Transportation Plan; Employee Assistance Program; Work/Life Benefits; CitiGroup Private Banking; Health Advocate; Laptop, PDA; Bar Dues and Association Fees.
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