Highlights Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Firm Overview & Office Listings:
Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, corporate, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to clients of all sizes—from global Fortune 100 companies to just-conceived startups—across all major industries. In every representation, Morgan Lewis attorneys are committed to knowing and fully understanding each client’s specific business, industry environment, and legal concerns, with a focus on both immediate and long-term goals.
Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis includes approximately 1,600 legal professionals—attorneys, patent agents, employee benefits advisors, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—in 24 offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s service philosophy is grounded in a disciplined approach to advancing our clients’ interests as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Our offices are located in Almaty, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Houston, Irvine, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, San Francisco, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.
Commitment to Diversity:
A team of top-tier lawyers with a variety of viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds is exponentially more creative, more apt to approach challenges from multiple perspectives—more powerful—than a group of equally high-caliber but homogenous attorneys. This principle reflects the core of Morgan Lewis’s position on diversity. When we assemble teams of lawyers to support our clients’ legal needs, we consider diversity equally with other such criteria as industry knowledge, cost-effective staffing, and personal chemistry.
We believe this not only enhances our ability to deliver optimal results for our clients but, more broadly, serves the entire legal community. Driven by firm Chair Francis M. Milone and supported by a full-time Director of Diversity and other Diversity Committee members, Morgan Lewis has established a number of internal and external programs aimed at continually promoting diversity among its ranks and across the profession. Within the firm we ensure that Morgan Lewis’s commitment to having an open, welcoming environment is communicated clearly and often. Some of our efforts outside the firm focus on educational programs that foster diversity in the profession at the earliest stage. We also have built recruiting and mentoring programs for attorneys and nonlegal staff, and we continually strive to maintain an atmosphere that allows for professional and personal balance.
Commitment to Pro Bono:
Morgan Lewis recognizes the great unmet need for pro bono legal services in the communities in which it practices and understands that the promise of equal justice can only be achieved if legal services are made available to those who are unable to afford them. The firm has a long history of service to traditionally underrepresented members of society, and prides itself on its clear institutional commitment to stimulating and supporting pro bono work by its attorneys. We recognize and endorse the basic responsibility and ethical obligation of each lawyer to provide public interest legal services and encourage the firm’s lawyers to fulfill that responsibility.
Accordingly, Morgan Lewis is a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge and has pledged to annually contribute, at a minimum, an amount of time equal to three percent of the firm’s total billable hours to pro bono work. In addition, Morgan Lewis has formalized an expectation that every firm attorney takes on a pro bono matter and contributes at least 20 hours to that matter during each calendar year. Further, Morgan Lewis is committed to providing pro bono clients representation that is—in all respects—on par with the representation provided to the firm’s other clients. Morgan Lewis does not distinguish between pro bono hours and other billable hours in assessing the performance of its attorneys, including for purposes of compensation.
The firm’s Pro Bono Practice is divided into five substantive practice areas: Immigration, Non-Profit, Families and Kids, Public Benefits, and Civil Liberties.