Comprising nearly 2,000 lawyers, firm serves clients via 28 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, with an enhanced presence along the East and West coasts of the United States
NEW YORK, November 24, 2014: Positioning itself to better serve its corporate clients, Morgan Lewis today welcomed 226 partners and more than 525 other lawyers, legal professionals, and staff from Bingham McCutchen.
With almost 2,000 lawyers in 28 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis offers clients global access to broad capabilities across a comprehensive spectrum of services and industries addressing virtually every aspect of corporate, financial, and asset management operations. With the addition of its new lawyers, the firm has a dominant presence along the East and West coasts of the United States and opens new offices in Santa Monica, California, and Hartford, Connecticut.
“Our strategic decisions have always been driven, first and foremost, by our clients’ needs,” said Morgan Lewis Chair Jami McKeon. “In welcoming more than 750 talented lawyers and staff from Bingham today, we continue to build a firm that is capable of mobilizing teams to partner with clients on their most pressing legal and business challenges wherever they arise around the globe.”
“In Morgan Lewis, we have found a perfect new home,” said Steve Browne, managing partner of Bingham McCutchen. “We already serve many of the same clients, but we will now have the added resources to assist them in new ways and in new markets, including in Europe and Latin America, and in the center of the United States. This is a very exciting day for our clients and us.”
McKeon noted that the two firms have a large number of clients in common, and in many areas have complementary practices and industries of focus. Clients will find in the expanded firm added resources to assist them in new ways and in new markets.
Bingham clients gain access to deeper services in areas where Morgan Lewis is highly regarded, such as white collar, high-stakes litigation, corporate transactions, labor and employment, energy, FDA, immigration and healthcare, as well as offices in Houston, Chicago and international markets.
Morgan Lewis gains new or expanded capabilities by welcoming top-tier lawyers who counsel clients in areas including telecommunications, structured transactions, environmental litigation, securities enforcement, global asset management, project finance, restructuring, institutional investor finance, tax planning and tax controversy, intellectual property, antitrust, and a broader presence in Asia.
“We are delighted that our new colleagues have today joined our efforts to create a new global powerhouse that delivers the highest quality results and advances our clients’ legal and business interests – from New York to Tokyo, London to San Francisco, Silicon Valley to Moscow, and points in between,” said McKeon.
About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes—from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups. For more information about Morgan Lewis or its practices, please visit us online at www.morganlewis.com.