FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/12/2013

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Morgan Lewis Becomes Newest Boston Bar Sponsor Firm

The Boston office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm with more than 1,600 legal professionals, has signed on as a sponsor firm of the Boston Bar Association. The firm's Boston office has 28 lawyers representing its Business and Finance, Insurance Recovery, Labor and Employment, and Litigation practices. With 25 offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis provides transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to clients of all sizes across all major industries.

"Becoming a sponsor firm of the Boston Bar Association will allow us to participate in the BBA's ongoing work to serve the Greater Boston community," said Jonathan Bernstein, managing partner of Morgan Lewis's Boston office. "Our attorneys support the BBA's mission and look forward to enjoying the diverse programming that the BBA offers."

Founded in 1873 in Philadelphia, Morgan Lewis has expanded its reach far beyond Pennsylvania to establish sixteen offices throughout the United States – including their Boston office in 2003 – and nine international offices. Morgan Lewis is "known for their ability to handle suits with very high stakes," according to a report by BTI Consulting Group, and was named to the Client Service Hall of Fame by the same group – one of only three law firms in the U.S. to receive this honor.

About 75 percent of Morgan Lewis attorneys who practice out of the Boston office are engaged with the firm's pro bono program; as a group, these lawyers logged in more than 350 pro bono hours over the past year. The office has actively participated in the firm's Pro Bono & Community Service Week, celebrated in June, and pursues new community service opportunities each year. Three of the partners in the Boston office serve on the boards of five different local nonprofit organizations that address a range of issues within the community.

The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 11,000 attorneys drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States.