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Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 508
  • Gross Revenues: $384,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $755,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $945,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Pepper Hamilton is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Pepper Hamilton has 508 attorneys and is the 80th largest firm in the United States.  With $384,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 80th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, MA, MI, NJ, NY, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 80 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 80 1 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

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Hospital CMO's Malpractice Case Against Duane Morris Settles

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 27, 2015

Duane Morris has settled a legal malpractice case filed against it by the former chief medical officer of Aria Health, who argued the firm's representation of him in an underlying suit caused his termination.

Who's Winning Pay-for-Delay Suits Against Drugmakers?

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 21, 2015

Huge potential damages make these suits a tempting new target for plaintiffs lawyers. But they shouldn't expect easy victories.

K. Robert Conrad, Co-Founder of Conrad O'Brien, Dies at 87

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 17, 2015

K. Robert Conrad, a founding member and former chairman of Conrad O'Brien, died Tuesday at the age of 87.

Casino Tenants Revel in Victory Enforcing Section 365(h) Rights

Francis J. Lawall and Michael J. Custer : The Legal Intelligencer : July 17, 2015

The ill-fated Revel Casino bankruptcy has presented a spectacle worthy of a television miniseries. From the very public destruction of a multibillion-dollar investment to the ongoing dispute with its adjoining power supplier, this case has managed to stay in the news for several years. It has also helped further develop several important legal issues that arise in contested Chapter 11 sales, one of which involves the ongoing rights of a tenant who is party to a rejected lease of property sold pursuant to Section 363.

More Shake-Up Among 'Second 20' Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 10, 2015

As in past years, the margin for making or missing the second installment of the Law Journal's Top 40 was slim, and there was a greater degree of shake-up than in the first installment earlier this year.

Adjusters Could Face Negligence Claims in Pa., Judge Rules

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 10, 2015

Predicting that Pennsylvania courts may allow for negligence claims against individual insurance adjusters, a federal judge has found a couple did not fraudulently join adjusters as defendants in their bad-faith case to destroy federal diversity jurisdiction.

Pa. Firms' Pro Bono Stats Buck National Trend

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 10, 2015

While pro bono work appears to have declined slightly last year at Am Law 200 firms nationwide, large Pennsylvania firms are showing improvements in pro bono participation.

The 2015 New Jersey Top 40: 21-40

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 10, 2015

In this year's survey, the has ranked firms based on head counts and revenue from New Jersey offices and lawyers only, even for firms headquartered in the state.

How an Equipment Upgrade Led to Spoliation Charges

James G. McMillan III and Joseph A. Tate Jr. : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 01, 2015

Discovery missteps often lead to costly and time-consuming motion practice, and may result in charges of spoliation, whether unintentional or otherwise. Unfortunately, spoliation of evidence in e-discovery has become a recurring theme in the Court of Chancery.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Third Circuit Expands Actavis Ruling to Non-Cash Settlements

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 26, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the Supreme Court's 2013 ruling in FTC v. Actavis, which allowed antitrust suits over reverse cash payments by drug manufacturers to keep generic versions of their products off the market, also applies to non-cash settlements of such disputes.

Sidley Hires Again in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Longtime Prosecutor to Head Dilworth White-Collar Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 18, 2015

Linda Dale Hoffa, a longtime prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the state Attorney General's Office, will soon join Dilworth Paxson to co-lead the firm's corporate investigations and white-collar practice.

Venue Unlikely to Impact Menendez Case, Observers Say

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 17, 2015

A federal judge's ruling denying a motion by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to relocate his corruption trial from Newark to Washington, D.C. isn't a major setback for the lawmaker, several observers said.

Defense Counsel Retained, Motions Filed in Amtrak Cases

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 17, 2015

As new lawsuits continue to emerge over the May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, motions have begun to surface and a firm representing Amtrak has entered its appearance.

PetroTiger Ex-CEO Gets Probation After GC Recants Testimony

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 16, 2015

A former oil company executive who had faced 20 years in prison for bribing a Colombian government official has been sentenced to probation after a co-defendant who testified for the prosecution admitted giving false testimony.

Nonequity Departures Driving Declines in Pa. Head Count

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015

Attorney head count among Pennsylvania's largest firms has fluctuated in the first six months of the year from as much as a 9.3 percent increase to an 11.2 percent decline, according to a review of statistics tracked by ALM's RivalEdge.

Third Circuit Rejects Punitive Damages in Bad-Faith Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 15, 2015

Punitive damages could not be awarded in a bad-faith case against Allstate Insurance Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in an opinion predicting Pennsylvania state law.

Cozen, McKenna Long at Opposite Ends of Growth Spectrum

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

With the NLJ 350 inspiring law firms to size up their competitors this week, we took a look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their legal ranks fluctuate the most through the first six months of 2015.

Pa. Firms Rank High for Head Count Shifts in Both Directions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2015

Mergers and group departures had significant impacts on Pennsylvania firms' head count numbers—in both growth and decline—in 2014, according to data reported by Legal affiliate The National Law Journal.

Shareholders Allowed to Look at Books Despite Privilege

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 10, 2015

Two former professional hockey players and a dozen other shareholders in a Mexican oceanside development property are entitled to access documents protected by attorney-client privilege after being left in the dark about the management of the company, a Delaware Court of Chancery master has recommended.

Pa. Law Weekly - People in the News - June 9, 2015 - Leah Elected to Allegheny Judiciary Committee

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

Tucker Arensberg attorney Scott R. Leah was elected by the membership of the Allegheny County Bar Association for a three-year term to the Judiciary Committee.

Judge Handling Amtrak Cases Known for Intellect, Empathy

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania—who has been tapped to preside over cases stemming from last month's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia—is the right person for the job of handling the complexity of disaster litigation, according to those who know him.

In-House Counsel Profile: Arista Networks Inc.'s Marc Taxay

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Asked what part of the job he likes best, he said, "Feeling like I'm a part of the team that's building a great company."


: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

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

In Bribery and FCPA Trial of CEO, GC Says They Did It

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : June 05, 2015

Gregory Weisman, the former general counsel of PetroTiger, has testified that he participated in a secret deal with sellers of a company who offered kickbacks to Weisman and PetroTiger's then-CEO.

Justices Affirm Bankruptcy Court Authority Over 'Stern' Claims

Francis J. Lawall and Lesley S. Welwarth : The Legal Intelligencer : June 05, 2015

Over the last few years, bankruptcy attorneys and constitutional scholars have anxiously waited for clarification as to the scope of a bankruptcy court's authority to adjudicate certain state law claims. Now, restructuring practitioners are breathing a sigh of relief after last week's U.S. Supreme Court's decision in , 575 U.S. __ (2015), which, subject to litigant consent, allows a non-Article III bankruptcy judge to issue a final judgment on a claim that otherwise could only have been resolved in the district court.

In Pennsylvania Firms, Rankings Show Minority Attorneys Underrepresented

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

Only two of the 17 Pennsylvania-based law firms included in Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's rankings of firms based on minority attorneys came in above the national average of 14.4 percent and none could be found in the top 50 of the rankings.

Chancery Permits Nonmember to Seek Dissolution of Delaware LLC

James H.S. Levine, Joanna J. Cline and Christopher B. Chuff : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 03, 2015

Section 18-802 of the Delaware LLC Act provides that a member or manager may petition the Court of Chancery for dissolution of a Delaware LLC "whenever it is not reasonably practicable to carry on the business in conformity with a limited liability company agreement." But does a nonmember assignee have a right to seek to dissolve an LLC despite being neither a member nor a manager?

The Legal's Diverse Attorneys of the Year—2015

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Earlier this year, The Legal's editorial staff set out to select our latest group of Diverse Attorneys of the Year, our attempt to shine a light on the outstanding work being done by minority attorneys across Pennsylvania, whose work is sometimes overlooked by a profession still catching up when it comes to diversity.