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; his final five-year term commenced on October 1, 2009. Under Mr. Milone's leadership, the firm has significantly expanded its presence across the United States and globally and redoubled its commitment to client service, pro bono, and diversity—three hallmarks of its history and culture.

Over the last decade, Morgan Lewis has grown to some 1,400 attorneys, building its offices on the East and West coasts of the United States, expanding its presence in Texas and the Central United States, and enhancing its capabilities throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Mr. Milone joined the firm in 1977 as an associate and was elected to the partnership in 1981. He is known throughout the United States as a 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, on the firm’s Governing Board, and as the firm’s Managing Partner from 1997 until his election as chair.

Mr. Milone has represented corporate clients in jury and nonjury trials involving claims arising in the employment context; 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. He is a registered foreign lawyer with the Law Society of England & Wales.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment
Law School University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn Law
Education LaSalle College, 1969, B.A. , Pennsylvania State University, 1971, M.S.
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Pennsylvania
Most recent firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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