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Francis M. Milone

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Chair
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Francis M. Milone

Francis M. Milone is chair of the firm and a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. He has served as chair since 1999 and, in April 2009, was re-elected to an additional five-year term commencing October 1, 2009. Under Mr. Milone's leadership, the firm has significantly expanded its national and global presence and redoubled its commitment to client service, pro bono, and diversity-three hallmarks of its history and culture.

Over the past decade, Morgan Lewis has grown to more than 1,400 attorneys, building depth on both the East and West Coasts, expanding its presence in Texas and the Central United States, and continuing its commitment to Europe and Asia. Mr. Milone joined the firm in 1977 as an associate and was elected to the partnership in 1981. He is a nationally known labor and employment lawyer with experience handling jury and nonjury trials. He served as manager of the Labor and Employment Practice from 1995 to 1997, served on the firm's Governing Board, and served as the firm's Managing Partner from 1997 until his election as chair in 1999.

Mr. Milone has represented corporate clients in jury and nonjury trials involving claims arising in the employment context, including age, race, sex, and handicap discrimination; wrongful termination; breach of contract; defamation; and claims under collective bargaining agreements, as well as in complex ERISA and other employee benefits litigation. Mr. Milone lectures frequently on a variety of labor and employment law issues, as well as on topics relating to law firm management.

Mr. Milone is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of Connecticut.

Labor & Employment
The American Litigation of the Year - Labor and Employment Law Winner 2006, Finalist 2008

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2009

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2008 Associate Survey

Education
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1974, J.D.
Pennsylvania State University, 1971, M.S.
LaSalle College, 1969, BA

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania

Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court

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