Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

5 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:
1701 Market St., | Philadelphia | PA | 19103-2921
Phone: 215-963-5000  | Fax: 215-963-5001 

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Year of establishment 1891 Number of Partners 432
Number of offices 15 Partner:associate ratio 0.80
Biggest office Philadelphia Percentage of women attorneys 28.70
Number of attorneys 922 Percentage of minority attorneys 18.40
Number of associates 514 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.50
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
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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.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on August 19, 2016

Completely rethink how the firm handles lateral recruiting. The process is managed in Philadelphia and local offices have little input or control. The firm should be more aggressive in pursuing candidates, engaging headhunters and paying market compensation.

Pros : The quality of the attorneys and the emphasis on great client service at MLB are outstanding. The nature of the work is incredible. MLB handles some of the biggest disputes, most difficult transactions and regulatory matters for its clients. Its clients are the leading companies in technology, financial services, energy and retail. The firm spends a tremendous amount of time on associate development, training, mentoring and evaluation.
Cons : Although the firm pays market compensation, it has a reputation for being "cheap". Part of that spills over into its lateral partner recruiting where the firm's approach and processes are poor.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee
Job type : Full time

Notable cases

  • n May 2012, Bingham successfully represented Andarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) in obtaining a decision to dismiss it from a fraudulent transfer litigation, which was associated with the bankruptcy of Tronox Incorporated. This decision was successfully obtained along with co-counsel from Weil Gotshal & Manges. In April 2012, Bingham's multi office international team represented Olympus, which is the leading camera and medical device maker as lead counsel. This is in relation with a matter related to the company's high profile matter involving $ 1.7 billion in accounting irregularities. In February 2012, a Bingham team successfully represented Intel, wherein the latter reached an agreement with the New York attorney general to terminate a law suit that alleged violation of U.S. and state anti-trust laws.

Awards and recognitions

Bingham McCutchen has consistently received awards and accolades repeatedly for its top performance in the legal arena. This list details some of the best awards that the company has received over time: Other awards include: Named one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For". Received the Legal Standard for Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association in 2007 and 2008. "Webby" award in the law category in 2008, for its innovative website design and function. Nominated for three Chambers USA 2011 Awards for Excellence. Won the SharePoint Innovator of the Year Award at the International Legal Technology Association's (ILTA) 2011 Distinguished Peer Awards program in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2011, ranked as one of MultiCultural Law Magazine's 2011 "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity". Recognized on the "Top 50 Law Firms for Partners" and "Top 100 Law Firms for Women" lists. In 2011, Bingham scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index. This was based on its treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors. For eight years running (2005-2012) FORTUNE magazine named Bingham as one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For.


Bingham truly believes in diversity and recognizes it as a power that brings together women and men of diverse races, religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. The diversity program that Bingham follows is a critical element of the company's culture and reflects upon its business and values. The company has achieved and sustained high-level recognition by recruiting stronger, more energetic, dynamic and creative individuals from diverse backgrounds. As further commitment to diversity at the workplace, the company established the diversity taskforce in 2002, which evolved into a permanent firm committee, the diversity committee, in 2006. The diversity committee works companywide to accomplish the diversity action plan. Additionally, the firm has created a Thurgood Marshall Fellowship, which honors the first American justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The company also participates in the Boston Lawyers Group and the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. These programs are structured to encourage minority participation at law schools, so that students from the minority community can study at law school and explore private practice.

Summer associate program

Offering a 10-week summer program in all its domestic offices, the company's summer associate program was ranked third nationally in the 2011 American Lawyer Summer Associates Survey. The summer associates typically receive their work assignments from an attorney summer coordinator. They are expected to complete about 11 to 15 summer assignments during their tenure as a summer associate. Advantages include unlimited attorney lunches as well as weekly social events for summer associates such as tequila tastings and a Top Chef Competition. 67% of the firm's summer associates received offers in 2009, while 88% of the 43 summer associates received offers in 2010.

Working for the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Bingham McCutchen relies on its ability to deliver global intelligence in the form of legal services through its global network of more than 1,000 lawyers on three continents. Aspirants benefit from experience, on the ground knowledge, broader analysis and end-to-end solutions across the world. Bingham McCutchen believes that in the areas where they practice, they practice with the best. Lawyers at Bingham play key roles in matters of worldwide importance. The management at this company has built a unique work environment - one that is a tipping point for many budding aspirants in the company's favor. The company has great opportunities for staff. It has a clear strategic vision, financial strength and stability to make it an exceptional place to build a career. In addition to its cutting edge legal work,it is also consistently recognized for the quality of its culture and working environment. The company's hiring philosophy puts a strong emphasis on excellence. Bingham is financially strong, globally agile, and values driven. It continues to attract top tier lawyers who want to build a successful career in the legal field. Bingham strongly believes in diversity and has been consistently awarded as the one of the best companies to work for. Several paths exist for a budding aspirant to work for the company. Bingham offers summer associate programs, avenues as a lateral lawyer, career after judicial clerkship, or a career as a staff attorney. Part-time careers are allowed, for which a written policy exists for part timers. For full-time work, the company expects 2,100 billable hours. The company also allows telecommuting and flextime schedules to suit individual preferences and circumstances.


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