Press Release

Morgan Lewis Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Los Angeles Office

March 01, 2016

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2016: Morgan Lewis today celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Los Angeles office, the firm’s first on the West Coast and now one of five California offices serving clients.

Opened on March 1, 1976, with a single labor and employment lawyer, Morgan Lewis’s Los Angeles office is now home to more than 80 lawyers—including a former governor of California and a former mayor of Los Angeles—and some of the firm’s most recognized work. Los Angeles-based Morgan Lewis teams have advised clients in multimillion-dollar deals in the energy, finance, and banking industries, and have scored significant litigation wins in recent years on behalf of Gap, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, and Toyota, among other international clients.

“Over four decades, our Los Angeles office has been instrumental in numerous matters that reach far beyond the borders of Southern California,” said Morgan Lewis Chair Jami McKeon. “Our Los Angeles team has collaborated with lawyers and other offices across the firm to deliver outstanding service and results for our clients worldwide.”

Morgan Lewis has always been active in the community, and southern California is no different. The firm has regularly given back and in 2015 received the Law Firm Pro Bono Award from Public Counsel for its ongoing efforts. During Morgan Lewis’s Pro Bono and Community Service Week, held annually in June, lawyers and staff from the Los Angeles office worked with 826LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that supports students ages 6–18 with their writing skills and helps teachers inspire their students to write.

“From major litigation wins to the addition of our colleagues from Bingham, the LA office has had an exciting 15 months,” said David Schrader, the office’s co-managing partner. “California remains a hotbed of legal work and a bellweather for many important legal issues. We are proud to be playing such a crucial role in the success of Morgan Lewis and our clients.”