Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Lewis
Headquarters 1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
No. of offices 28
No. of attorneys 2000
No. of employees 1700
Major practice areas General Practice, Corporate Law
Key people Jami Wintz McKeon, Firm Chair
Revenue Increase US $1.291 billion (2013)[1]
Date founded 1873
Company type Limited liability partnership
Website
www.morganlewis.com

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a global law firm.

History[edit]

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.

Currently Morgan Lewis has more than 2000 legal professionals, providing services from locations in Almaty, Astana, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hartford, Houston, Irvine/Orange County, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto/Silicon Valley, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.[2] [3]

Stamford Law announcement[edit]

On March 15, 2015, Morgan Lewis and Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation announced a combination that created a fully integrated law firm in Singapore. The combination established a business transactions, litigation, and arbitration practice to serve clients with interests in Singapore and across the expanding Asian marketplace. [4][5]

Bingham McCutchen LLP announcement[edit]

On November 14, 2014, Morgan Lewis's partnership voted to admit 227 partners from Bingham McCutchen LLP as partners in Morgan Lewis. With the addition of these partners, Morgan Lewis was anticipated to be one of the largest law firms in the world.[6]

The partners, other attorneys, and staff joined Morgan Lewis on November 24, 2014.[7][8]

Office locations[edit]

As of March 30, 2015, Morgan Lewis has 28 offices in the following countries:

United States of America, China, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Sale of web domain to Major League Baseball[edit]

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.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Ted Cruz - former partner in its Houston office; U.S. Senator and 2016 candidate for President of the United States.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Am Law 100: Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue" http://www.americanlawyer.com/id=1202651156795. Retrieved on 2014-11-17.
  2. ^ "About Us" https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/about-us
  3. ^ "Locations" https://www.morganlewis.com/locations
  4. ^ "Law firm Morgan Lewis opens Singapore office through Stamford deal" http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/15/us-morganlewis-m-a-singapore-idUSKBN0MB12L20150315
  5. ^ "Morgan Lewis to Combine with Stamford Law in Singapore to Establish Major Asian Hub" https://www.morganlewis.com/news/morgan-lewis-to-combine-with-stamford-law-in-singapore-to-establish-major-asian-hubnews/
  6. ^ "Morgan Lewis Partnership Votes to Admit 227 Partners From Bingham McCutchen" https://finance.yahoo.com/news/morgan-lewis-partnership-votes-admit-192000438.html
  7. ^ "Morgan Lewis Welcomes More Than 750 Lawyers, Legal Professionals and Staff from Bingham McCutchen" http://www.morganlewis.com/news/PR_MLwelcomesNewLawyers_24nov2014
  8. ^ "Done Deal: Most of Bingham McCutchen Now Officially Part of Morgan Lewis" http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/11/24/done-deal-most-of-bingham-mccutchen-now-officially-part-of-morgan-lewis/
  9. ^ "Morgan Lewis Pitches Web Address To Major League Baseball" http://www.morganlewis.com/pubs/A78B64B1-9A01-4FB2-B4F5CE4D7A7132B1_Publication.pdf
  10. ^ Ted Cruz LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/cruzted

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