July 16, 2009 |
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P. of Center City, citing downward pressure on rates and reduced demand in some practice areas, said that it would not conduct on-campus interviews this year and that it had canceled next year's summer internship program. Summer internships typically lead to job offers, and students interview for those positions in the summer following their second year of law school. The Center City law firm had already announced that it would defer start dates by one year for first-year lawyers scheduled to join the firm in the fall.
January 14, 1987 |
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia's largest law firm, is increasing its presence in Southern California through the acquisition of a law firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Diego. The firm, Hahn Cazier & Smaltz, has 46 lawyers. Morgan Lewis said Monday that most of the lawyers would move to the Morgan Lewis office in Los Angeles, increasing that office to 100 lawyers. Morgan Lewis also will take over Hahn Cazier's 11-lawyer office in San Diego. The acquisition, effective Feb. 1, will make the Los Angeles office Morgan Lewis' third-largest, behind the Philadelphia and Washington offices.
July 24, 2014 |
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., of Center City, is reportedly among a handful of firms in merger talks with Boston-based Bingham McCutchen. Morgan Lewis, already one of the nation's largest firms, with 1,400 lawyers, would grow to well over 2,000 if the firms combined. Both firms declined to comment Tuesday. News of the discussion first emerged in a report by Reuters. In the last year, Bingham McCutchen, with 850 lawyers, has gone through a leadership change and a decline in revenue.
September 25, 2014 |
Philadelphia's Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P. is moving closer to an acquisition of Boston-based Bingham McCutchen L.L.P., a combination that would create one of the largest law firms in the world. People familiar with the negotiations said leaders of the firms reached a tentative agreement over the weekend, but stressed that it had many conditions and that discussing the terms would take weeks. Both firms have been tight-lipped about the talks, which began this year, acknowledging only that a possible acquisition was in the works.
February 17, 2003 |
Philadelphia's largest law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, is expanding onto the West Coast by adding 125 lawyers from a Silicon Valley firm that was crushed by debt and ravaged by defections. Brobeck, Phlegar & Harrison, which boomed by providing legal services to technology companies, collapsed on Jan. 30. At the height of the tech craze in early 2000, the firm employed 1,000 lawyers, and believed it could dominate the legal landscape in venture capital and emerging technologies.
September 5, 1998 |
Even before the National Constitution Center had time to extend its tin cup, a Philadelphia law firm has stepped forward with the first major private contribution. Mayor Rendell, the Constitution Center chairman, had not planned to solicit money for the proposed $130 million center until after federal funds were lined up. But Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the nation's fourth-largest law firm, with offices in Philadelphia and worldwide, beat him to the punch. It plans to announce Tuesday that it will donate a total of $600,000 in cash and law-firm time as a way to commemorate the firm's 125th anniversary.
October 17, 1996 |
A month after the city's largest law firm announced it was moving out of One Logan Square, another major law office said yesterday that it was moving in. Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley worked out a "dream deal" for eight floors in the Class A office tower at a lower rate initially than it pays at 4 Penn Center, the Class B space it has occupied for 34 years, said the firm's managing partner, David. F. Girard-diCarlo. The move to One Logan Square, at 18th and Cherry Streets, will be completed by September.
January 17, 1998 |
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the Philadelphia law giant, has snagged five real estate partners from Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz - two from the firm's Philadelphia headquarters and three from its Washington office. Morgan Lewis' move, announced yesterday, cuts the number of partners in Pepper Hamilton's real estate department in half. Among those departing was the head of that practice, Robert D. Lane Jr. "It's not something I'm happy about," said James Murray, executive partner at Pepper Hamilton.
September 18, 1996 |
Philadelphia's Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the nation's fourth-largest law firm and one of the city's preeminent legal practices, is leaving its prestigious offices at One Logan Square and moving into a vacant building at 17th and Market Streets. The lure is lower rent, more floor space, and an 18-story building that will be all its own. The move, announced yesterday afternoon, is scheduled to be completed in September 1998, after the new location, Six Penn Center, undergoes a multimillion-dollar renovation to bring it up to the standards of a firm with 800 lawyers in seven nations.
December 14, 1998 |
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the city's largest law firm, has turned a dirty-gray eyesore in the shadow of Liberty Place into a gleaming window into how big-time law will be practiced in the 21st century. It moved late last month from One Logan Square, next to the Four Seasons Hotel, with its handsome views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, to far more functional quarters that Conrail, the freight railroad, left in 1993. The ugly porthole windows have been replaced with strips of glass, and an attractive entrance off the courtyard it shares with the 53-story Mellon Bank Center is taking shape, part of a complete renovation that cost in excess of $50 million.