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Jami Wintz McKeon, chair of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has proved to be a trendsetter when it comes to bringing on large groups of laterals, often taking significant chunks of lawyers from failing law firms, a tactic adopted by several of its Am Law 100 compatriots since Morgan Lewis first did it back in 2003.


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But the similarities often end there, with Morgan Lewis eschewing the ever-popular mantra of the Am Law elite, which as a group say they only want to do high-end work for high-end clients. Morgan Lewis has set itself apart when it comes to the type of work its growing roster of attorneys handles, at times sacrificing profitability for deeper relationships with clients.

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Lizzy McLellan

Lizzy McLellan writes about the Pennsylvania legal community and the business of law at firms of all sizes. Contact her at lmclellan@alm.com. On Twitter: @LizzyMcLell

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