Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
|Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP|
|Headquarters||1701 Market Street
|No. of offices||25|
|No. of attorneys||1400+|
|Major practice areas||General Practice|
Francis M. "Fran" Milone, Firm ChairJami Wintz McKeon, Firm Chair-elect
|Founder||Charles Eldridge Morgan, Jr.; Francis Draper Lewis|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a law firm that was founded as Morgan & Lewis on March 10, 1873.
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.
Today, Morgan Lewis is a global law firm with more than 1,400 lawyers in 25 offices around the world. The firm is known for its regulatory and industry focused practices in areas such as; Labor Litigation, Antitrust, Energy, Life Sciences, and Securities.