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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Address:
1000 Louisiana Street
Suite 4000
Houston
77002
Texas
USA
Tel:
+1 713 890 5000
Fax:
+1 713 890 5001

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Hartford, USA

One State Street

Houston, USA

1000 Louisiana Street

Philadelphia, USA

1701 Market Street

San Francisco, USA

One Market, Spear Street Tower

Washington, USA

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

San Francisco, USA

Three Embarcadero Center

Moscow, Russia

Legend Business Center

New York, USA

399 Park Avenue

Beijing, China

Beijing Kerry Centre South Tower

Los Angeles, USA

355 South Grand Avenue

Miami, USA

5300 Southeast Financial Center

Princeton, USA

502 Carnegie Center

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ken Dala Business Center, 5th Floor

Frankfurt, Germany

Guiollettstrasse 54

Boston, USA

One Federal Street

Washington, USA

2020 K Street NW

Chicago, USA

77 West Wacker Drive

New York, USA

101 Park Avenue

Los Angeles, USA

300 South Grand Avenue

Paris, France

68 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP - The Who's Who Legal 100 2014

What is the Who's Who Legal 100?

In July 2013, Morgan Lewis announced plans to open an office in Dubai providing services in energy, infrastructure, capital markets and M&A. The office will work closely with the full-service London team as well as the rest of the international network to provide clients with access to the full range of expertise on offer.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS
       
Business Crime Defence 2 Investigations 2
Capital Markets 1 Labour & Employment 15
Competition 2 Life Sciences 7
Corporate Immigration 3 Mining 1
Energy 18 Private Funds 5
Environment 3 Project Finance 2
Insolvency & Restructuring 1 Real Estate 3
Insurance & Reinsurance 1 Trademarks 2

This latest office opening comes a year after it launched in Moscow and Almaty, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to key growth markets. The new additions will also provide hubs for nearby emerging markets, thus enhancing the firm’s global capabilities across all major industries. With these strategically situated teams, Morgan Lewis is able to foster long-term client relationships and provide even more comprehensive advice in transactional, litigation, labour and employment, regulatory and intellectual property matters.

KEY FACTS
       
Total Listings in WWL 68 Established 1873
Home jurisdiction US Total size of firm 1,400
Number of partners 492 Number of offices 25

 

PEOPLE AND PRACTICES

Morgan Lewis boasts an experienced energy practice with specialists in electric, nuclear, oil and natural gas, renewable energy and water. Lawyers provide practical guidance on corporate, finance, transactional, regulatory and litigation matters for major domestic and international entities. In Houston, leader of the energy transactions practice David Asmus is a “top-tier” practitioner. His practice focuses on oil and gas development projects, acquisitions and divestitures and energy-based financings. Brian Bradshaw has a “wealth of experience” involving energy and infrastructure transactions. Jonathan Hines in Moscow is an “extremely talented” lawyer. He represents private and state-owned companies on matters involving large-scale oil and gas and mining development projects in the CIS region. Aset Shyngyssov is managing partner of the Almaty office and focuses on energy finance matters in Kazakhstan and throughout central Asia.

The labour and employment practice has helped clients for more than 50 years, assisting in devising solutions for issues including counselling, benefits litigation and collective bargaining. Mark Dichter is based in Philadelphia and chairs the labour and employment practice. He is a “dean” of the profession and represents and counsels major multinational employers in the full spectrum of employment law issues. In DC, Charles Cohen is an “outstanding” senior counsel. His practice focuses on representing senior management in complex matters in the private sector. Grace Speights chairs the systemic employment litigation practice and defends clients in connection with discrimination claims. She is a class action “expert” and an “excellent” litigator. Harry Rissetto is a “seasoned” practitioner and has particular expertise in the airline, railroad and trucking industries.

The life sciences practice group encompasses over 200 lawyers, scientists and other technical specialists. The team counts a number of the most successful pharmaceutical companies in the world among its clients. The wide-ranging practice covers all aspects of the life sciences product cycle. Kathleen Sanzo heads the firm’s FDA practice and is “sensational” on regulatory matters. On the transactional side, Randall Sunberg has been involved in numerous big-dollar transactions, including the representation of Eli Lilly in its negotiation of a co-development and co-commercialisation agreement with Pfizer. Jeffry Mann in San Francisco heads the office’s IP practice and is a “talented patent litigator”.

Morgan Lewis’s private equity team works on the buy and sell side, advising on multibillion-dollar acquisitions and related financings, as well as small and middle market deals. Louis Singer heads the private investment funds practice. He “excels” in his private funds practice and represents domestic and international clients in regard to virtually every type of private investment fund. Georgette Schaefer advises clients on private equity, venture and hedge funds among others and is “greatly admired” for her knowledge of investment programmes.

 

PRO BONO

In 2013 Morgan Lewis was presented with the exceptional service award for outstanding pro bono representation to prisoners on death row by the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project. As a signatory of the Pro Bono Institute’s law firm pro bono challenge, Morgan Lewis aims to spend at least three per cent of its total billable hours on pro bono matters and in 2013 it devoted 71,000 hours on pro bono representations, at a value of tens of millions of dollars.

 

DIVERSITY

Ara Tucker is Morgan Lewis’ director of diversity and supervises the execution of the firm’s diversity initiatives. As part of the annual Upward Review programme, partners are measured on their individual commitment to enhancing diversity. The firm also hosts an Attorney of Colour meeting which brings lawyers together to discuss diversity relating to the both the needs of the firm and its clients.

 

LOOKING FORWARD

The early part of 2014 saw Morgan Lewis announce the arrival of three renewable energy lawyers in the Chicago, New York and San Francisco offices. As a leader in the energy market, these hires highlight the firm’s desire to maintain its reputation of excellence in this field. It is expected that the year ahead will see many more strategic hires to strengthen Morgan Lewis’ breadth and scope.

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