Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Headquarters 1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
No. of offices 25
No. of attorneys 1400+
Major practice areas General Practice
Key people

Francis M. "Fran" Milone, Firm Chair

Jami Wintz McKeon, Firm Chair-elect
Date founded 1873
Founder Charles Eldridge Morgan, Jr.; Francis Draper Lewis
Company type Limited liability partnership
Website
www.morganlewis.com

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a law firm that was founded as Morgan & Lewis on March 10, 1873.

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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.[1]

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.

The law firm was the original holder of the web domain name MLB.com. In September 2000 they made an agreement to transfer the domain name to Major League Baseball.

Today, Morgan Lewis is a global law firm with more than 1,400 lawyers in 25 offices around the world.[1] The firm is known for its regulatory and industry focused practices in areas such as; Labor Litigation, Antitrust, Energy, Life Sciences, and Securities. [2]

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