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Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 510
  • Gross Revenues: $373,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $735,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $875,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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Pepper Hamilton is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Pepper Hamilton has 510 attorneys and is the 83rd largest firm in the United States.  With $373,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 81st on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, London, MA, MI, NJ, NY, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 81 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 81 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 83 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 45 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 134 3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 88 1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 15 -14 Summer programs

In the News

Discovery Battles in McCaffery Defamation Case Persist

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

The discovery battles in a defamation lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, against the owners of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers have shed light on a number of topics raised by the papers' publications at issue.

People in the News - Sept. 18, 2014 - Palmer Joins Pepper Hamilton

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

J. Bryan Tuk of Eastburn and Gray is set to speak at the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce seminar from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Health and Wellness Center in Warrington, Pa.

Public's Trust May Prove Elusive in NFL Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : New York Law Journal : September 15, 2014

The NFL announced Wednesday it has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller III, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, to investigate its handling of the caught-on-video assault by former player Ray Rice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Paterno Suit Pared but Survives Objections

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 12, 2014

A Centre County judge said he will allow to proceed the lawsuit by the estate of Joe Paterno against the NCAA, but with 16 former plaintiffs stripped from the case.

NFL Investigation Leads to Questions on Law Firm Choice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 11, 2014

Clients often hire firms with whom they have a business connection, as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr does with the NFL. But those choices must gain the trust of a scrutinizing public that seeks independent answers, such as in the Ray Rice investigation.

Proskauer Helps Keep Bills in Buffalo

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

In what could be the largest-ever sale of a National Football League team, Proskauer Rose is advising the estate of the late Ralph Wilson Jr. on its agreement to sell the Buffalo Bills to shale gas industry billionaire Terrence Pegula for a reported $1.4 billion. A handful of other regional and Am Law 100 firms also have roles related to the sale.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Only Debtor's Intent Relevant in Fraudulent Conveyance Claim

Francis J. Lawall and Michael J. Custer : The Legal Intelligencer : September 05, 2014

Fraudulent conveyance litigation, whether filed in federal or state court, is typically designed to recover assets intentionally transferred to a third party as part of a debtor's scheme to avoid the claims of its creditors. What is often misunderstood in such litigation is whether a defendant's lack of knowledge regarding the debtor's fraudulent intent warrants a motion to dismiss. Unfair as it may seem, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has recently confirmed that only the debtor's intent is relevant in SB Liquidation Trust v. Preferred Bank (In re Syntax-Brillian), 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 15359 (3d Cir. Aug. 11, 2014). This decision sends a clear message to defendants facing intentional fraudulent-transfer actions that, although their lack of knowledge may provide an affirmative defense, it does not prevent such claims from going forward.

In McCaffery Lawsuit, Judge OKs Subpoenas of Law Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 04, 2014

The judge overseeing the defamation suit filed by state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial aide, Lise Rapaport, has dismissed the couple's objections to subpoenas of seven law firms that paid Rapaport referral fees.

Chancery Court Could Weigh in on Fee-Shifting

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 03, 2014

Shareholders in a derivative action against a biopharmaceutical company are seeking to amend their Delaware Court of Chancery lawsuit so they can challenge the corporation's fee-shifting bylaw requiring stockholders to bear the cost of unsuccessful litigation.

Non-U.S. Whistleblower's Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim Rejected

Robert L. Hickok, Gay Parks Rainville and William A. Liess : The Legal Intelligencer : September 02, 2014

On Aug. 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision that helps clarify the territorial reach of the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 15 USC Section 78u-6(h). In , No. 13-4385 (2d. Cir. Aug. 14, 2014), the court held that Congress did not intend the provision to apply extraterritorially to claims by a foreign whistleblower employed abroad by a foreign corporation where all events related to the whistleblower's disclosures occurred outside the United States. After affirming the district court's dismissal of Liu Meng-Lin's retaliation claim against Siemens AG on this ground, the court declined to address the additional argument advanced by Siemens that the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision does not protect whistleblowers, like Liu, who fail to report potential securities violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) before the alleged retaliation.

IN BRIEF: Freeh Injured in Crash

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Pepper Hamilton chairman Louis Freeh, a former judge and ­director of the FBI, was hospitalized in New Hampshire with serious injuries following a one-car accident. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps Into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

People in the News - Aug. 29, 2014 - La Ratta Reappointed ABA Chair

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 29, 2014

Anthony R. La Ratta, a partner with Archer & Greiner, was reappointed as chair of the probate and fiduciary litigation committee of the American Bar Association.

Freeh's Accident Highlights Need for Leadership Depth

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 27, 2014

Pepper Hamilton Chairman Louis J. Freeh, a former judge and director of the FBI, was in a New Hampshire hospital Tuesday after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident in Vermont.

Freeh's Accident Highlights Need for Leadership Depth

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 27, 2014

Pepper Hamilton Chairman Louis J. Freeh, a former judge and director of the FBI, was in a New Hampshire hospital Tuesday after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident in Vermont.

McCaffery Responds to Papers' Subpoena Request

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 25, 2014

In response to The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News' bid to subpoena law firms for information on referral fees paid to his wife, state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery in a court filing called the papers' bid "improper."

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Dougherty Video Deposition Compelled in Defamation Suit

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 18, 2014

Despite his claims a videotaped deposition containing potentially embarrassing information could be disseminated by the media, the state Superior Court has ruled that union leader John J. Dougherty's deposition will not be sealed.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Freeh Asked to Show Cause to Move Suit by Spanier to U.S. Ct.

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 18, 2014

The federal judge presiding over Louis J. Freeh's attempts to remove a possible defamation case against him from state to federal court has ordered Freeh to show why the federal court has jurisdiction to take the case.

Newspapers Make Bid to Subpoena Firms in McCaffery Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 15, 2014

and have argued in court papers that they have a right to subpoena law firms to determine whether Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery's claims that he and his wife always acted ethically in regard to his wife's acceptance of referral fees are accurate.

McCaffery Seeks to Enjoin Papers' Publication of Personal Info

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial aide, Lise Rapaport, have filed a motion for a mandatory injunction seeking to prohibit Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers from publishing any personal information about the couple.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News - Aug. 12, 2014 - Jurewicz of Galfand Berger Speaks at PBI Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2014

Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at Galfand Berger, was a course planner and speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's seminar, "The Pain Puzzle: How to Prove a Pain Case," held July 24.

Four Firms Contort to Lululemon Stake Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2014

Choate Hall, DLA Piper, Weil and Vancouver's McCullough O'Connor Irwin are advising on an $845 million deal that sees Dennis "Chip" Wilson, the billionaire founder of Lululemon Athletica, sell half of his 27.7 percent stake in the yoga apparel retailer to private equity firm Advent International. The move averts a potential proxy fight at Lululemon and comes nine months after Wilson made controversial comments about the body size of the company's predominantly female customers.

White Collar Litigator Tapped as NYPD Counsel

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 08, 2014

Lawrence Byrne, a Pepper Hamilton partner whose father and brother were police officers, has been tapped as the police department's deputy commissioner for legal matters.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.