Morgan Lewis

Areas of Experience

Recent Publications

03/04/15 SEC Recommends “Localized” FCPA Controls For Foreign Subsidiaries
The internal controls fostered by the SEC to safeguard against corrupt payments advocate that Foreign Subsidiaries implement policies, procedures, and training translated in the local foreign language.
03/04/15 Supreme Court Ruling’s Implications for Healthcare Professions
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a state professional board controlled by active market participants must be supervised by a state to enjoy protection from federal antitrust laws.
03/03/15 Accessibility Standards for Equipment Covered By the Communications Act
New accessibility requirements could affect information and communications technology providers of computers, telecommunications equipment, software, and websites.

Upcoming Events

03/04/15-03/07/15 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar Tucson, AZ
David Cox, panelist
03/05/15 YieldCo Formation
Mark C. Williams and Heather L. Feingold, panelists
03/05/15-03/06/15 IAA Investment Adviser Compliance Conference Arlington, VA
Steven W. Stone, panelist

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Advertising, Consumer Protection, & Privacy

Morgan Lewis's Advertising, Consumer Protection, and Privacy Practice consists of more than 40 lawyers and legal professionals serving clients in a broad range of industries. Our team advises on and litigates U.S. federal and state false advertising and unfair competition investigations and claims brought not only by competitors and consumer classes but by state and federal enforcement agencies.


Morgan Lewis’s Antitrust Practice is one of the largest and most diversified in the world. Our Antitrust Practice is distinguished by its substantial scope and depth, our base of knowledge and experience, and our international capability. We provide the full spectrum of antitrust services, from preventive counseling to advice on complex issues, sensitive government investigations, and the defense of "bet the company" litigation.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Morgan Lewis represents secured and unsecured financial institutions, funds, private equity investors, landlords, developers, trade creditors, debtors, trustees, and official and unofficial committees in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings in the United States and abroad.

Business and Finance

Our Business and Finance Practice is composed of nearly 400 lawyers who focus on mergers and acquisitions—including joint ventures, spin-offs, and strategic alliances—private equity, private investment funds, finance, restructuring, capital markets, corporate governance, emerging business matters, outsourcing, and tax.


With the majority of corporate business information now in electronic form, many companies are struggling to manage increasingly large volumes of data. Morgan Lewis's eData Practice partners with clients' in-house legal and IT teams to create customized records-management systems that reduce regulatory and litigation risks, streamline discovery processes, and cost effectively serve each company's long-term business objectives. The overarching goal is to turn electronic data into an advantage, rather than a liability.

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

From qualified retirement plans to sophisticated equity compensation arrangements, and from executive employment agreements to broad-based health and welfare plans, the members of the Employee Benefits Practice combine a wealth of practice experience with cutting-edge knowledge management technology. We provide clients with high-quality and efficient services that lead to practical solutions.


For more than a century, major participants in every sector of the energy market—oil and gas, conventional electric, nuclear, renewable energy, and water—have turned to Morgan Lewis for a broad range of corporate, finance, transactional, regulatory, and litigation services.


Morgan Lewis’s Environmental Practice helps deliver creative solutions to help clients meet their legal needs in litigation, transactional, or regulatory matters. As one of the first major law firms in the country to establish an environmental practice, Morgan Lewis offers a depth of substantive industry knowledge, government access and professional credibility rivaled by few law firms. 

Government Contracting

Morgan Lewis' government contracts practice is composed of attorneys with decades of experience in diverse areas of the practice—defense, energy, healthcare, commercial item procurement, government relations and public policy, litigation, international trade, and labor and employment. Our knowledge of the legal, regulatory, and political workings of the $320 billion public procurement sector helps clients cut costs and risk—and gain the best possible advantage—in transactions, in disputes, and in strategic business planning related to government contracts.

Immigration & Nationality Services

The Immigration & Nationality Practice combines the legal talents of one of this country’s most experienced teams of business immigration attorneys and paraprofessionals with cutting-edge, web-based technology to provide clients with extraordinary service and advice. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide clients with both the international resources of a top-tier law firm and the highly specialized competency of a dedicated immigration team.

Industry Coverage

By organizing teams around our clients' business and legal needs, Morgan Lewis is uniquely situated to cover the full range of issues facing businesses in rapidly evolving and changing environments. Our multidisciplinary practice initiatives focus on the needs of specific industries.

International Trade & Economic Sanctions

We help clients untangle the web of international trade regulations and provide representation in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and anti-boycott laws; customs classification, valuation, reduction and elimination; export licensing and other export controls involving compliance under the Export Administration Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Trading with the Enemy Act and International Economic Emergency Powers Act; and antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings.

Latin America

International knowledge and experience are the two cornerstones of Morgan Lewis’s Latin America Team. Through our lawyers’ representation of clients in virtually every Latin American country, our Latin America Team has developed an in-depth understanding of the nuances of Latin American business practices, laws, and cultures.

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Morgan Lewis lawyers serve clients’ needs through one of the most comprehensive life sciences and healthcare practices in the world. Working on behalf of more than 1,100 clients, Morgan Lewis has the scale and scope of experience and capabilities to assist on all important aspects of our clients’ operations, from emerging business issues through IP protection; U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory approvals and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pricing and reimbursement, marketing and distribution; to litigation and counseling in all relevant areas, including fraud and abuse, compliance programs, product liability, IP, and labor; as well as transactions, including M&A, outsourcing, and collaboration agreements. Our ability to assist throughout the product lifecycle and in all aspects of interest to healthcare providers and payors allows us to assist effectively across industry issues.


Morgan Lewis Consulting

Morgan Lewis Consulting is a trusted adviser when business, law, government, and policy intersect. We bring experience—and years of public decisionmaking and judgment—to both business opportunities and the resolution of challenging controversies. In critical business situations, our work often means the difference between success and failure. The group helps clients to see issues from the viewpoint of policy makers, regulators, and government officials and to integrate sound public policy into legal and business strategies.

Morgan Lewis Resources Workplace Training

Morgan Lewis Resources Workplace Training offers highly interactive training programs that translate business and legal standards into practical guidelines for participants. Our training programs, led by experienced attorneys and dynamic trainers, provide supervisors, managers and human resource professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the challenges that govern today's workplace.

Personal Law

The Personal Law Practice addresses the legal and financial interests of individuals, family businesses and nonprofit organizations. The practice is devoted to the representation of individuals and family groups of substantial wealth in connection with estate and gift tax planning, family business succession planning, philanthropic planning and management of personal financial interests on a national and international scale.

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Privacy and cybersecurity are critical to companies across virtually every aspect of their operations—from customer interactions, marketing, and competitive intelligence to system operations, human resources, and finance. As businesses become more digitally driven, data breaches become more publicized and regulation continues to increase. Privacy and cybersecurity compliance measures have become a paramount consideration for company executives, boards of directors, employees, customers, and third-party providers.

Real Estate

Our Real Estate Practice covers both coasts and assists our clients across the country wherever their business needs may take them. Known for our efficiency in handling transactions of all sizes and degrees of complexity, we represent major corporations, regional and national developers, REITs, private equity funds, institutional lenders, investors, pension funds and advisers, and special servicers in connection with their ownership, use, and financing of real estate.

Social Media Law

Our lawyers understand the complexities and risks associated with online communications. We assist companies in capitalizing on the benefits of social media while controlling or eliminating a potentially negative impact on brand reputation, the erosion of attorney-client privilege, or the compromise of privileged company or personal data.


Morgan Lewis's Tax Practice is focused on helping our clients minimize the federal, state, and foreign taxes associated with their transactions and ongoing business operations, and resolve disputes with taxing authorities. We are well qualified to advise on the most complicated tax issues and offer practical and efficient solutions.

Washington Strategic Government Relations and Counseling

A diverse group of lawyers with senior-level executive branch and government regulatory agency backgrounds forms the core of Morgan Lewis's Washington, D.C. Strategic Government Relations and Counseling Practice. The group leverages its firsthand Washington knowledge and insight to craft and execute legal strategies for navigating complex legal, regulatory, and legislative challenges. Attorneys in this practice are particularly focused on helping clients anticipate—and succeed amid—legislative and regulatory change and heightened Congressional oversight.

At Morgan Lewis, we distinguish ourselves from other firms by offering our clients particularly strong resources in many disciplines. Our international breadth and depth of practice enable us to handle the most complex matters and solve our clients' problems as a seamless team.

  • Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers 725 partners and nearly 2,000 lawyers—as well as scores of patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—in 28 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
  • Clients include more than half of the Fortune 100 companies, including 9 of the top 10 and 16 of the top 20.
  • Lawyers and support staff fluent in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.