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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

Pepper Hamilton is a Philadelphia-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, MA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, SC 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

Pleading Standards Alive and Well in Court of Chancery

James H.S. Levine : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 03, 2015

Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard recently eliminated any doubt that properly pleading all elements of a cause of action remains a fundamental aspect of stating a claim under Delaware law, reiterating that a party must plead all elements to survive a motion to dismiss even under Delaware's comparatively lenient reasonable-conceivability standard.

Nvidia Investor Petitions Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split

Robert L. Hickok and Gay Parks Rainville : The Legal Intelligencer : March 03, 2015

On Feb. 9, one of the plaintiffs in the federal securities class action against Nvidia Corp., Roberto Cohen, filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's Oct. 2, 2014, decision affirming dismissal of the action, specifically, the court's holding that Item 303 of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulation S-K does not create a duty to disclose for purposes of an omission actionable under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and SEC Rule 10b-5. Cohen's petition (, Petition No. 14-975) argues that this holding by the Ninth Circuit in , 768 F.3d 1046 (9th Cir. 2014), conflicts with the Second Circuit's recent holding in , No. 13-0627, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 428 (2d Cir. Jan. 12, 2015), and the Third Circuit's 15-year-old decision in , 226 F.3d 275 (3d Cir. 2000). Although the Ninth Circuit's opinion states that its holding regarding Item 303 disclosures is consistent, not in conflict, with , a split among these circuits exists nonetheless.


: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Sheppard Mullin, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Paul Hastings, Baker & McKenzie, and Anderson Kill announce promotions, among other news.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.

People in the News - Feb. 26, 2015 - Phila. Bar Meeting

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 26, 2015

This month's Philadelphia Bar Association's board of governors meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. today in the 10th-floor boardroom at the bar association.

Calendar: March 2, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : February 26, 2015

Calendar of events for the week of March 2.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Calendar: February 23, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : February 20, 2015

Calendar of events.

Legal Mal Suit Against Fox Rothschild Revived by NJ Court

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 19, 2015

A legal malpractice suit against Fox Rothschild, claiming the firm either fraudulently or negligently abetted a convicted real estate scammer, was reinstated by a New Jersey appeals court.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Cost of Cybersecurity: Risks and Responses on the Rise

Gina Passarella and David Gialanella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third installment of a series on cybersecurity published in conjunction with Legal affiliate New Jersey Law Journal.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to

Third Circuit Rejects Dougherty's Bid to Reseal FBI Affidavit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 13, 2015

The Third Circuit has denied the appeal of labor-union leader John Dougherty, who sought to reseal a years-old FBI affidavit of probable cause to search his home that has been made public in state litigation and the press.

Calendar: February 16, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : February 13, 2015

Calendar of events.

Calendar: February 9, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : February 06, 2015

Calendar of events for the week of Feb. 9.

Client Cybersecurity Demands Drive Burgeoning Practices

David Gialanella and Gina Passarella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 06, 2015

Firms that developed specialized practices in advance of last year's barrage of data breach headlines said they're feeling the increase in demand for cybersecurity counsel.

Am Law 100 Firms Tune In For RadioShack Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015

The music finally stopped at RadioShack late Thursday, as Jones Day grabbed a lead role for the 94-year-old consumer electronics retailer as it began bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware. The Fort Worth-based company has agreed to sell 1,500 stores to Sprint and hedge fund shareholder Standard General in a Chapter 11 case that's also yielded roles for Debevoise & Plimpton and Pepper Hamilton.

Pa. Supreme Court Takes Up Dougherty's Videotaped Deposition Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2015

The state Supreme Court has granted the appeal of union leader John Dougherty over his concerns that a videotaped deposition in his defamation case against a former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist will reach the public domain before being entered into evidence.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Arneson Suit: Wolf Violated Separation of Powers

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : February 03, 2015

Recently removed Office of Open Records Director Erik Arneson alleges his dismissal from that post without cause is a direct challenge to the office's independence.

Calendar: February 2, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2015

Events scheduled for the week of Feb. 2 and beyond.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

$137.5M Derivative Accord Contained 'Unprecedented' Terms

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 21, 2015

The parties in several shareholder derivative suits filed over a Phoenix company's $19 billion acquisition of two copper and gold mining operations have jointly settled for $137.5 million, according to a settlement agreement signed by the parties.

Chapter 11 Plan Assumes Medicare, Medicaid Provider Agreements

Francis J. Lawall and John Henry Schanne II : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2015

Nearly every assisted living and nursing facility in the country depends heavily upon its Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements to fund the cost of caring for their residents. Termination by the government of either or both typically results in closure or sale of the affected facility.

On The Move: Geri Landau Squire Joins Cohn Lifland

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Geri Landau Squire joins Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf in Saddle Brook, N.J., effective Jan. 1. She previously had a solo practice in Hackensack, N.J.

Credit Suisse in Plaintiffs' Sights After Freeport-McMoRan Deal

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2015

There was plenty about this week's $137.5 million Freeport-McMoRan settlement to fire up the shareholder M&A litigation bar. But the next chapter in the Freeport case could be even more interesting.

Jon A. Baughman, Former Chairman of Pepper Hamilton, Dies

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2015

Jon A. Baughman, a trial lawyer who served as chairman of Pepper Hamilton's executive committee from 1992-94, died Monday following a long illness.

Pa. Inmate Sues Over Denial of Eye Surgery

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2015

A Pennsylvania inmate has lodged a proposed class action alleging the state prison system is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying eye surgery for inmates who have at least “one good eye.”

People in the News - Jan. 14, 2015 - Gallinaro Named Conrad O'Brien Partner

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2015

Andrew S. Gallinaro was named partner of Conrad O'Brien.