Firm profile submitted by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Firm Chair: Jami Wintz McKeon
Number of partners: 762
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 1181
Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
From *30 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, labour and employment, and intellectual property legal services to clients of all sizes across all major industries. The firm’s regulatory and industry focused practices help clients address legal, government, and public policy challenges. Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis comprises more than 2,000 legal professionals: lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists.
Firm Accolades Include:
■ 300+ partners recognised, Chambers and Partners, all publications (2016)
■ 250+ partners recognised, The Legal 500, all publications (2016)
■ 23 Band 1 Practice Rankings, Chambers Global–Latin America, Middle East, USA, UK, Singapore, Russia, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, and Japan (2016)
■ Most Recognised for Client Service, BTI Client Service A-Team (2002–2017) One of only three firms on the list for each of the last 15 years
■ Most Recognised by General Counsel, BTI Client Brand Elite (2011-2016)
■ Most Recognised for Superior Client Relationship, Clientopia 24, BTI Power Rankings (2016)
■ Shortlisted, International Firm of the Year, The Lawyer (2017)
■ Top 5, Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies, Corporate Counsel (2010-2016)
■ Top 10, Acritas US Law Firm Brand Index (2013–2016), No. 6 (2016)
■ Top 10, Am Law 100, The American Lawyer (2016), Ranked #12 (2015)
■ Top 15, Global 200, The Lawyer (2016)
■ No. 2, Global 100-Largest Revenue Increase, The American Lawyer (2016)
■ Top Three, Largest Firms in the US, Law360 (2016)
■ Most Lateral Growth among Am Law 200 Firms, ALM Lateral Reports (2016)
■ 250 lawyers recognised, Best Lawyers in America (2016-2017); 16 named Lawyer of the Year
■ Clients include three-quarters of the Fortune 100 companies, including seven of the Top 10, 15 of the Top 20, and 290 Fortune 500 clients
■ Seven partners named as Trailblazers, The National Law Journal (2016-17)
■ Five partners named BTI Client All-Stars (2017)
*The Beijing and Shanghai offices operate as representative offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis operates through Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm operating in association with Luk & Partners.
Morgan Lewis lawyers practise before antitrust enforcement agencies and courts around the world and bring critical insight to the strategic handling of complex transactions and bet-the-company litigation.
Corporate, Finance & Investment Management:
Serving virtually every industry and type of business, members of the firm’s corporate and business transactions focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, fund formation, finance, restructuring, securities, emerging business and technology, outsourcing, energy transactions and tax matters.
Major domestic and international entities in the electric, nuclear, oil and natural gas, water and renewable energy sectors turn to Morgan Lewis for their corporate, finance, transactional, regulatory and litigation needs.
Morgan Lewis intellectual property lawyers and professionals, many with advanced science or engineering degrees, handle patent prosecution, trademark and copyright protection, counselling and opinions, transactions and due diligence and litigation across the United States, before the International Trade Commission and in arbitrations.
The international trade and economic sanctions practice advises companies across all industries regarding the worldwide application of international trade laws. The practice’s lawyers assist in maintaining compliance with laws and regulations and in anticipating and addressing enforcement issues. They also work with companies in such areas as export controls, economic sanctions and embargoes and free trade agreements.
Labour & Employment:
The international employment team counsels domestic European companies, as well as US companies, with operations overseas, on matters such as workforce expansions or reductions and on litigation involving everything from hiring and dismissal practices to unions and regulatory or compliance matters.
Morgan Lewis lawyers serve clients’ needs through one of the most comprehensive life sciences and healthcare practices in the world. Services include advice on transactions and litigation; regulatory strategies, approvals and compliance; protection of intellectual property; labour and employment matters; immigration; and antitrust. Litigation: Litigators at the firm handle cases in virtually every jurisdiction globally and in the US. Morgan Lewis serves as national and international trial and co-ordinating counsel in large, complex matters. The practice also focuses on risk avoidance counselling and aggressive negotiation of disputes.
With offices in London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Moscow, Morgan Lewis provides clients with seamless, integrated services across the entire European platform. These services include both domestic and cross-border transactions and matters covering corporate, investment funds, tax, labour, intellectual property, antitrust, litigation and real estate issues with particular experience in the energy, financial services, life sciences, and technology sectors.
The China practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, regulatory issues, private equity and venture capital transactions, and IP counselling and litigation in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In Tokyo, the firm advises Japanese on corporate securities, employment, pension, intellectual property and environmental matters. In Singapore, the combined Morgan Lewis Stamford created the first – and thus far the only – fully integrated law firm in Singapore.
With clients in virtually every Latin American country, the firm has an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the region’s business practices, laws and cultures. Lawyers on the Latin America team assist clients across many industries on international tax matters, real estate, capital markets, labour and employment, immigration, litigation and international arbitration, intellectual property, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental concerns, energy regulations, investment management and antitrust issues.
Russia & CIS Practice:
The firm’s attorneys in Moscow, Russia and Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan represent international and domestic clients across the Russian Federation, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including Central Asia and the Caspian. The combined team of more than 45 lawyers is led by partners who have practised for decades in the region and are fluent in English, Russian, Kazakh and a variety of other languages.
Middle East & Africa:
Morgan Lewis lawyers regularly advise regional and international clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region across multiple practice areas and industry sectors. The team includes lawyers who have deep knowledge of the region’s distinct legal, business and regulatory structures and a strong track record of advising on successful and innovative transactions.