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December 1997 Ethical Issues Arising in Reduction in Force and Related Litigation, American Corporate Counsel Association , Greater Houston Metropolitan Chapter
11/18/96 Ethical Issues Arising in Labor and Employment Law, presented at ML&B Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Philadelphia
December 1995 Fiduciary Duty Under ERISA, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
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Related News

10/01/14 Jami Wintz McKeon Becomes Chair of Morgan Lewis
Jami Wintz McKeon today begins a five-year term as Chair of global law firm Morgan Lewis.
04/09/09 Morgan Lewis Partners Re-Elect Francis M. Milone Chair of the Firm
Morgan Lewis today announced that the firm's partners have re-elected Francis M. Milone, chair of the firm, for another five-year term, commencing on October 1, 2009.
07/25/07 Starting at the Top, The American Lawyer
Francis Milone is featured with the firm's pro bono commitment in The American Lawyer .
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practice areas

practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Named Employment Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014)

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Member, American Bar Association, Labor Section

Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section

Member, American Bar Association, Labor Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (1995–2011)

Recipient, award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine

Listed, Who's Who Legal (2005) – Labour and Employment

Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Francis M. Milone

1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States
Phone: +1.215.963.5670
Fax: +1.215.963.5001

Francis M. Milone is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Milone served as chair of the firm from 1999 to 2014. Under his leadership, the firm significantly expanded its presence across the United States and globally and redoubled its commitment to client service, pro bono, and diversity—three hallmarks of its history and culture.

Mr. Milone is a recognized leader in the legal industry, as well as a nationally known labor and employment lawyer. He joined the firm in 1977 as an associate and was elected to the partnership in 1981. He is known throughout the United States as a labor and employment lawyer with experience handling jury and nonjury trials. Mr. Milone held various leadership positions in the firm, serving as manager of the Labor and Employment Practice from 1995 to 1997, on the firm’s Governing Board, and as the firm’s Managing Partner from 1997 until his election as chair.

Mr. Milone has represented corporate clients in jury and nonjury trials involving claims arising in the employment context; wrongful termination; breach of contract; defamation; and claims under collective bargaining agreements, as well as in complex ERISA and other employee benefits litigation. Mr. Milone lectures frequently on a variety of labor and employment law issues, as well as on topics relating to law firm management.

Mr. Milone is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of Connecticut.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1974, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1971, M.S.
  • LaSalle College, 1969, B.A.