Investigate The International White House Firm

Morgan Lewis & Bockius does not plan on giving back space at its planned new headquarters at 2222 Market St. in Philadelphia despite Covid-19 causing many businesses to think about reducing real estate commitments as remote working has become more accepted.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius does not plan on giving back space at its planned new headquarters at 2222 Market St. in Philadelphia despite Covid-19 causing many businesses to think about reducing real estate commitments as remote working has become more accepted.

Donald Trump — Morgan, Lewis & Bockius represented United States President Donald Trump, advising him and the Trump Organization from 2005 to January 2021.[52] Critics have accused Morgan Lewis of aiding Trump in using his Presidential office for personal gain.[52] The Wallace Global Fund fired Morgan Lewis over its ties to Trump.[53] Morgan Lewis issued a letter in May 2017 stating they had examined Trump’s tax returns and found no significant financial connection to Russia.[54] Sheri Dillon, a member of the firm, is Donald Trump’s former tax attorney.

Look at the people Donald Trump has been represented by. They represented Hillary Clinton. How about Obama? I suspect The Firm hated our Black President because he was not a No Pay Taxes Player. The Firm believed in investing all your money with – other members of The International Firm. Trump owned a International Hotel Chain, and the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant. What changed? Russia struck it rich with oil. They wanted to be Big Players in The Firm. Hillary and Obama opposed Putin. Putin hated Hillary. Did some members of The Firm suggest they run Trump because he was a TV. Star with a hit program? He would be the President of the United States – in proxy! The Firm would like to see him in the White House – till he drops dead! Then, there are his children. The Dynastic Firm?

Trump is a International kind of guy. He married foreign wives and has foreign-like children. Ivanka is a Euro-Princess. They know the Morgon Lewis portfolio -by heart! They get to take their pick of International Attorneys that will make life very easy for them. No worry about being illegal, A Trump-Tower Moscow is mentioned in the video. If things go wrong in America, like the outbreak of another Civil War, the Trump Euro-brats will flee to the Moscow safe-rooms. They can watch on TV like they did the Jan. 6th. Insurrection.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Tower_Moscow

By itself, The Firm is very powerful. You needed a ruthless guy that would go along with it. The Firm – played Trump – with Putin’s help. The Firm probably gave Donald carte blanche to do all he needed to do to strengthen THEIR BASE. They did not care if he was racist as hell. The Good White American Consumers needed to be – BEEFED UP – made whole and brave again. Being White – is great! What a perfect plan! What could go wrong? Trump is a Narcissist who believes he own the BEST IDEAS, and wanted a chance to prove it. He did not want to go down in history as….

THE GREATEST NEW CAR SALESMAN THE FIRM HAS EVER KNOWN!

Did he try to make a side deal with Putin – and really be somebody? Who needs The Firm when your best buddy is the Premiere of Russia!

Bingo!

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Since 2008, Morgan Lewis has been named annually as among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).[59]

The firm’s Moscow office was recognized by Chambers & Partners’ 2016 Chambers Europe guide as the “Russia Law Firm of the Year” for excellence in client service, preeminence in the Russian relevant market, notable achievements and wins during 2016, outstanding work, and strategic growth.[60]

GIOVANNA M. CINELLI

PARTNER

Giovanna M. Cinelli is the leader of the international trade and national security practice. As a practitioner for more than 30 years, she counsels clients in the defense and high-technology sectors on a broad range of issues affecting national security and export controls, including complex export compliance matters, audits, cross-border due diligence, and export enforcement, both classified and unclassified.

ALEXEY CHERTOV

PARTNER

Alexey Chertov represents both lenders and borrowers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa in connection with the full spectrum of international banking and finance matters, from traditional bank financings to complex workouts, including prepayment finance, project finance, pre-export finance, acquisition finance, and syndicated lending. Alexey concentrates his practice on international commodity finance transactions, particularly in the oil and gas and metals and mining sectors. He also frequently advises clients on complex project finance transactions. Alexey speaks Russian and English. He is eligible to practice in the Russian Federation.

JOANNA CHRISTOFOROU

PARTNER

Joanna Christoforou focuses on EU and UK competition law and antitrust, including competition law litigation in the European and English Courts. Joanna defends clients in complex, high-value cartel or abuse of dominance investigations and court proceedings, damages actions, competition disputes, dawn raids, director disqualification orders, merger control (including restructurings, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances), foreign direct investment filings (FDI), and advises clients on a range of compliance and competition law matters. She represents clients before the European Commission, European Courts, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Financial Conduct Authority, Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and antitrust authorities in other jurisdictions.

BRUCE JOHNSTON

PARTNER

Bruce Johnston advises both lenders and borrowers on banking and finance transactions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, project finance, structured finance, trade finance, asset-backed lending, private placements and asset finance. He also handles energy and infrastructure transactions and workouts and restructurings. A client notes in Chambers Global that “His ability to synthesise an argument and ensure your case is put forward to the other side is second to no lawyer that I have worked with. He brings an excellent commercial acumen to any legal negotiation.”

GRIGORY MARINICHEV

PARTNER

Grigory Marinichev represents international lenders and borrowers in structured finance, syndicated lending, debt restructuring transactions, and insolvency issues. Grigory advises clients in the metals, mining, telecommunications, oil and gas, and power generation industries on a range of financial transactions – from syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, refinancing, and bond issues, to export financing, loans, and loan restructurings. He also represents and advises project sponsors, export credit agencies, and multilateral financial institutions. Grigory is qualified to practice in the Russian Federation only.

MICHAEL MASLING

PARTNER

Michael Masling advises clients on all aspects of EU and German competition law. Michael obtains merger clearances from national and international competition authorities in complex transactions, defends clients in government and private investigations and cross-border litigation, provides antitrust counseling including on distribution systems and compliance systems. In addition, he counsels on European and German foreign direct investment rules. 

KENNETH J. NUNNENKAMP

PARTNER

Ken Nunnenkamp represents clients in international trade and national security matters before United States federal courts and government agencies, including the US departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense, and Treasury. His practice involves internal investigations and disclosures, including voluntary disclosures and responding to government demands, as well as federal court defense against government actions. He also advises on compliance counseling and training, transactional due diligence–including both domestic and cross-border transactions–and statutory submissions to US government agencies.

DR. AXEL SPIES

SPECIAL LEGAL CONSULTANT

Dr. Axel Spies has advised clients for many years on various international issues, including licensing, competition, corporate issues, and new technologies such as cloud computing and international telecommunications licensing. He counsels on international data protection (EU General Data Protection Regulation), international data transfers and compliance, healthcare, technology licensing, e-discovery, and equity purchases. A member of the Sedona Conference on Electronic Discovery, Dr. Spies is frequently quoted in the media for his telecommunications and privacy knowledge.

Giovanna M. Cinelli
Alexey Chertov
Joanna Christoforou
Bruce Johnston
Grigory Marinichev
Michael Masling
Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp
Georgia M. Quenby
Christina Renner
Melanie Ryan
Vasilisa Strizh
Carl A. Valenstein
Dr. Axel Spies
Abaigael R. Clifford
Jiazhen (Ivon) Guo
Katelyn M. Hilferty
Nicola Kelly
Christian Kozlowski
Charles C. Rush
Eli Rymland-Kelly

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is an American multinational law firm with approximately 2,200 legal professionals in 31 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Mergers with other law firms stimulated global growth and led to a ranking of eighth on American Lawyer’s 2018 top 100 firms by gross revenue list.[2] It is also the largest law firm chaired by a woman, and represents “three-quarters of the Fortune 100 companies.”[3] The firm served as tax Counsel to former US President Donald Trump, and the Trump Organization, from 2005 to 2021.[4] Morgan Lewis is known for high-profile pro bono representations and for filing a historic amicus brief in the US Supreme Court in 2015 on behalf of 379 companies, stating a business case for legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.

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History[edit]

Morgan Lewis was founded in Philadelphia on March 10, 1873, by Civil War veteran Charles Eldridge Morgan, Jr., later Vice-President of the Philadelphia Law Academy,[5][6] and Francis Draper Lewis, son of a wholesale dry goods merchant, whose esteemed first cousin, William Draper Lewis,[7] in 1896, became Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

In 1883, Morgan & Lewis hired Morris Rex Bockius, who had graduated in June of that year with Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.[8] He became a partner fifteen years after he joined the firm, which he then led until his death in 1939. The firm became Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in 1908, though is still commonly referred to by its sobriquet, “Morgan Lewis.”[9][10]

The firm began representing the United Gas Improvement Company, later UGI, in 1882, which became the largest gas and electric utility company in the United States and which, well over a century later, remained a client of the firm. From the early 20th century, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius represented many other companies, including Philadelphia’s largest daily newspaper, Philadelphia Bulletin; Pennsylvania’s largest railroad, Baldwin Locomotive Works; Scott Paper; and several major banks and trust companies.[11][12]

In 1963, Morgan Lewis hired its first female law associate, Gail McKnight Beckman (daughter of Deputy Secretary of Banking of Pennsylvania Irland McKnight Beckman and family psychology author Elizabeth B. Hurlock)[13] and, in 1980, Stephanie Abramson, became its first female law partner; she is now Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Law and Business Experiential Classes at New York University School of Law.[14]

Following the chairmanships of Thomas Lefevre,[15] then Francis “Fran” Milone[16] in 2014, Jami Wintz McKeon– who had started with the firm in 1981 –was elected to chair the firm, distinguishing her as leading the largest female-chaired law firm in the world. Re-elected in 2018;[17] McKeon is a proponent of work flexibility, such as remote work,[18] and has received numerous professional awards, including, in 2017, being named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTT Consulting Group and a “Business Hall of Fame Icon” by The Philadelphia Inquirer.[19] During McKeon’s tenure, the firm has continued to scale its national and international presence, growing into one of the largest law firms in the world.[20] Under her leadership, the firm has also been recognized annually with Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).[21]

In 2015, Morgan Lewis filed a historic amicus brief for the definitive Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges, on behalf of 379 companies, including AppleGoogleMicrosoftAmazonWalmartJPMorgan Chase, and the New England Patriots,[22] which argued “a business case for legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.”[23][24] Partner Susan Baker Manning, who authored the brief,[25] in 2018, was added as a full-time senior trial lawyer to the firm’s pro bono group led by senior counsel Rachel Strong, with focus remaining primarily on refugee and civil rights,[26] and “issue-based litigation”, according to firm chair Jami McKeon.[27] The firm is an affiliate firm of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).[28]

In 2018, former Morgan Lewis partner John Ring was confirmed by the National Labor Relations Board, one of several firm partners who have served on its board, including Harry Johnson and senior counsel Charles Cohen.[29]

In 2018, Morgan Lewis published findings of its investigation into sexual harassment at NPR, led by the head the firm’s labor and employment group, partner Grace Speights, with partner Margaret Rodgers Schmidt and associate Jocelyn Cuttino; which precipitated the apologetic resignation of NPR’s senior vice-president of News, Michael Oreskes.[30] Morgan Lewis recommendations were noted as offering “broad guidance for companies that are taking fresh looks at their own practices.”[31] In February 2018, former Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle also resigned amid similar allegations, while under investigation by the firm; The National Law Journal referenced Morgan Lewis as working on the “front lines” in representing cases central to “long-overdue reforms in workplaces toxic to women.”[32]

In March 2019, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission member and lead drafter of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Chai Feldblum, whose term had expired January 4,[33] became a partner of the firm, then stating to Bloomberg Law that the move from public service to a “Big Law management-side firm”, considered unusual, was the best way to help employers implement the workplace harassment guidelines outlined by herself and Victoria Lipnic at the EEOC, describing the firm as “the place from which to help make that institutional change”, of preventing harassment from happening in the workplace.[34]

Mergers and office locations[edit]

Morgan Lewis was among the avant garde of multinational law firms when its first international office opened in London in 1981[35] and, today, includes more than 2000 legal professionals worldwide,[36] with offices in Abu Dhabi; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Century City, California; Chicago; Costa Mesa, California; Dallas; Dubai; Frankfurt; Hartford, Connecticut; Hong Kong; Houston; Almaty and Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Moscow; New York; Palo Alto (Silicon Valley), California; Paris; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton, New Jersey; San Francisco; Shanghai; Singapore; Tokyo; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, Delaware.[37]

On November 14, 2014, Morgan Lewis’s partnership voted to admit 227 partners from Bingham McCutchen LLP into the firm as partners, scaling Morgan Lewis into one of the largest law firms in the world, with the addition of 750 partners, attorneys, and staff joining Morgan Lewis on November 24, 2014.[38][39] Bingham McCutchen, in turn, was the product in part of an acquisition in 2006 of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, which at its height employed some 300 attorneys with offices in Washington D.C. and New York, was known for its strength in the regulatory, telecommunications, and insurance sectors. On March 15, 2015, Morgan Lewis and Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation announced a combination that created a fully integrated law firm in Singapore. The combination established a business transactions, litigation, and arbitration practice to serve clients with interests in Singapore and across the expanding Asian marketplace.[40][41]

As of 1 March 2019, Morgan Lewis has 31 offices in the United StatesBelgiumChinaFranceGermanyJapanKazakhstanRussiaHong KongSingapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.[42]

Client representation[edit]

Morgan Lewis & Bockius clients include 75 per cent of all Fortune 100 companies, nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies, 65 Fortune Global 100 companies, and nearly half of all Fortune Global 500 companies. Morgan Lewis has also been named among the top 10 BigLaw firm ranked by pro bono hours,[43] with over 1800 pro bono clients,[27] and 117,000 hours contributed to 2,234 pro bono matters by firm attorneys in 2018.[26]

Notable pro bono clients include John Thompson (1963 – 2017), represented by Michael L. Banks and J. Gordon Cooney Jr., whose execution was stayed in 1999 based on forensic evidence which had been “deliberately hidden” by a former assistant prosecutor; Thompson was finally freed in 2003.[44] A book based on Thompson’s legal misfortunes, Killing Time: An 18-year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom, by John Hollway and Ronald M. Gauthier, was optioned for a film by Touchstone Pictures in 2009.[45] Attorneys Christina K. Harper and George Cumming waged a successful 11-year pro bono legal battle gained freedom for Kelly Savage, whose sentence for a 1995 murder conviction was commuted in 2017 by California Governor Jerry Brown.[46][47][48]

Represented pro bono by Morgan Lewis & Bockius, with Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality;[49] in October 2020, the United States Department of State withdrew its appeal of the verdict in Kiviti v. Pompeo, and declined to appeal Mize-Gregg v. Pompeo.[50] Federal district courts ruled the State Department’s refusal to recognize children born oversees to married same-sex, American citizen couples as U.S. citizens to be unlawful in both cases.[49][51] Morgan Lewis partner Susan Baker Manning argued both cases, successfully challenging the State Department’s policy of denying children born outside of the U.S. to some American same-sex, married couples birthright citizenship.[49]

US presidents and presidential candidates[edit]

Morgan Lewis has represented several prominent politicians in various venues, including:

  • Donald Trump — Morgan, Lewis & Bockius represented United States President Donald Trump, advising him and the Trump Organization from 2005 to January 2021.[52] Critics have accused Morgan Lewis of aiding Trump in using his Presidential office for personal gain.[52] The Wallace Global Fund fired Morgan Lewis over its ties to Trump.[53] Morgan Lewis issued a letter in May 2017 stating they had examined Trump’s tax returns and found no significant financial connection to Russia.[54] Sheri Dillon, a member of the firm, is Donald Trump’s former tax attorney.

Morgan Lewis partner James “Jim” Hamilton was one of three assistant chief counsellors of the United States Senate Watergate Committee during 1973 – 1974,[55] the findings of which prompted the impeachment process against Richard Nixon that led to Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974. Hamilton was reported by the Washingtonian, in 2016, as the “go-to guy for Democratic nominees in search of a vice-presidential pick;” he has vetted running mates for:[56]

Sale of web domain to Major League Baseball[edit]

The law firm was the original holder of the web domain name MLB.com. In September 2000, they agreed to transfer the domain name to Major League Baseball.[57] Elected in 2015, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is an alumnus of the Morgan, Lewis law firm.[58]

Awards and honors[edit]

Since 2008, Morgan Lewis has been named annually as among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).[59]

The firm’s Moscow office was recognized by Chambers & Partners’ 2016 Chambers Europe guide as the “Russia Law Firm of the Year” for excellence in client service, preeminence in the Russian relevant market, notable achievements and wins during 2016, outstanding work, and strategic growth.[60]

In 2016 and 2017, Morgan Lewis was named among “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” by the NYSE Governance Service and FTI Consulting, Inc.[61][62]

In 2018, the Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) awarded Morgan Lewis its “Outstanding Law Firm in Public Service Award” for exceptional pro bono of JDC Legal Services and Diversity programs.[63]

In August 2018, Morgan Lewis was named among the 41 law firms to receive the first Mansfield Certifications, awarded for diversity hiring practices.[64]

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