Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Headquarters 1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
No. of offices 29
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

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


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, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.[2] [3]

Shanghai office announcement

On September 1, 2016, Morgan Lewis announced the opening of a new office in Shanghai, the second in China. [4] [5]

Stamford Law announcement

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. [6][7]

Bingham McCutchen LLP announcement

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.[8]

The partners, other attorneys, and staff joined Morgan Lewis on November 24, 2014.[9][10]

Office locations

As of March 30, 2015, Morgan Lewis has 29 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

The law firm was the original holder of the web domain name In September 2000 they made an agreement to transfer the domain name to Major League Baseball.[11]

Notable alumni


  1. "The Am Law 100: Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue" Retrieved on 2014-11-17.
  2. "About Us"
  3. "Locations"
  4. "Morgan Lewis Picks Up 23 Lawyers in Shanghai"
  5. "Morgan Lewis Expands Commitment to Asia with New Shanghai Office"
  6. "Law firm Morgan Lewis opens Singapore office through Stamford deal"
  7. "Morgan Lewis to Combine with Stamford Law in Singapore to Establish Major Asian Hub"
  8. "Morgan Lewis Partnership Votes to Admit 227 Partners From Bingham McCutchen"
  9. "Morgan Lewis Welcomes More Than 750 Lawyers, Legal Professionals and Staff from Bingham McCutchen"
  10. "Done Deal: Most of Bingham McCutchen Now Officially Part of Morgan Lewis"
  11. "Morgan Lewis Pitches Web Address To Major League Baseball"
  12. Ted Cruz LinkedIn page
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