Here the people of Morgan Lewis share their stories, reflect on their histories, and embody the firm’s commitment to inclusion, innovation, collaboration, engagement, and well-being. While we celebrate what makes us unique, there is one thing that unites us all: We Are Morgan Lewis.
No matter the time zone or the language, the 10, 9, 8… countdown to “Happy New Year!” is an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s ending, the hopes for the next one, and the excitement in that shared moment of celebration. As we wrap up 2019, we’ve created a countdown of our own, highlighting moments throughout the year—from all over the world—that brought us together, spread joy, and illustrated what is important to us as a firm and as a family. From all of us, to all of you, Happy New Year!
There is something extra special about helping those who swore to defend their country, our veterans. We have provided more than 20,000 hours of pro bono legal services over the past five years to veterans and the organizations that help them. But sometimes the cases we work on leave a legacy far beyond anything expected. Find out how one case, more than a decade-long effort, continues to help our veterans.
This year’s national theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.” Here, a few of our people share the stories of their families and friends who helped build and continue to enrich the history and culture of the United States.
Five years ago, Morgan Lewis took its commitment to diversity and inclusion one step further by creating the Morgan Lewis Foundation, which awards academic scholarships to diverse second- and third-year law students. Each year, we are inspired by the stories and passion of the students who become Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholars. Regardless of the path they take, we know the legal profession is in good hands with this group of future leaders. Here, this year’s class reflects on what the scholarship means to their legal careers.
Morgan Lewis has a longstanding commitment to supporting the unmet needs of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work and the nonprofit organizations that aid them. As part of our 10th annual Community Impact Week, we partnered with more than 100 organizations around the world to complete 175-plus service and other activities to further the well-being of our communities.
At Morgan Lewis, mentorship is not a one-way street. When women share their perspectives, struggles, and advances with one another, we all grow stronger. As just one example, Firm Chair Jami McKeon hosted Lerato Thekiso of South Africa, founding director of Thekvest Legal Advisory Services, as part of an annual program led by the US State Department and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. In this video, they talk about the importance of the program, having visible women world leaders, and what mentoring brings to them.
Well-being is a central focus of our culture, and we are devoted to nurturing an environment that fosters our values. Here the leaders of our employee engagement and newly launched ML Well programs share how we plan to support our lawyers and professional staff’s intellectual, physical, emotional, and occupational health, through a focus on engagement and community.
During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Morgan Lewis lawyers and professional staff from across our global offices came together to support this year's International Women's Day’s campaign theme, #BalanceforBetter, which calls for supporters to strike a pose reflecting the day's call to action for accelerating gender balance.
Sharing what inspires them, the leaders of our African-American/Black Lawyer Network recommend several books about the people shaping today’s history.
“It’s the most important work I’ve ever done.” Our lawyers echo that sentiment again and again when talking about their work on pro bono matters, especially when it comes to reuniting families separated at the southern border. Here two women, lawyers, and moms share the stories of the people whose children were taken from them and the fight to get them back.
The holidays are a time to reflect on the things we hold most dear. For us at Morgan Lewis, that includes you, our friends and clients, and our people, who are the ones that make up the soul of the firm. Here, our office managing partners from around the world share a bit of their own hearts through their favorite holiday memories and traditions.
Morgan Lewis and our clients are enriched by the varied backgrounds and perspectives of our lawyers and professional staff. Here, our Hispanic/Latino lawyers talk about how the firm and their work are enhanced by their heritage.
Morgan Lewis lawyers contribute to the communities in which we practice through active volunteerism and service on boards of directors. Our goal is to participate in, support, and improve the communities where we live and work. Over the past two years, the firm has focused much of its efforts on helping children thrive. But for some, the commitment goes even deeper and becomes a part of who they are. Here, some of our people share their stories of what giving back has given them.
In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, we are spotlighting some of our partners who embody the firm’s spirit of inclusivity and service.
Our lawyers routinely help clients break boundaries for their businesses, but many of our lawyers are trailblazers in their own right. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are featuring important firsts some of our Asian-American lawyers have accomplished throughout their careers.
As a key part of Morgan Lewis culture, we learn from each other in a spirit of collaboration. So in the honor of Women’s History Month, our women lawyers from around the globe share one piece of advice that’s helped them in their career.
In celebration of Black History Month, a group of our Morgan Lewis lawyers shared personal stories and reflected on their respective career paths. Learn more about our lawyers, what shaped them, and why they are such an important part of Morgan Lewis. Their stories can be found in the videos below.