Morgan Lewis Bockius, founded in 1873, is the 9th largest law firm and currently has over 1400 attorneys.

Clients include more than half of the Fortune 100 companies including 15 of the top 20 and 9 of the top 10. More than 2,000 clients have been with the firm for over five years.

16 of their 22 worldwide offices are located in the U.S.

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Harrisburg, PA
Houston, Tx
Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Princeton, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC

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David Ackerman, Esq.

David Ackerman, in Morgan Lewis’ Chicago office, co-chairs the firm’s ESOP practice and is, arguably, the top-ranked ESOP attorney. The firm’s ESOP practice group consists of over 50 attorneys and is the largest and most accomplished such practice in the nation. David is at the apex of the ESOP profession, chairing and serving on all of the relevant professional boards and committees of various bar associations, the ESOP Association, the National Center for Employee Ownership, the AICPA, and others. He has led the way and been instrumental in getting new legislation passed to facilitate ESOPs, including the recent legislation allowing Sub S ESOP ownership. He is both highly published and a frequent speaker concerning ESOPs. David and his team have crafted over 1200 ESOPs including the present ESOP acquisition of The Tribune Company by Sam Zell for $8.6 billion.

David received his A.B. from Princeton in 1971 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974.

David and Morgan Lewis are our lead ESOP attorneys.

Morgan Lewis

David Ackerman, Esq.

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