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Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 494
  • Gross Revenues: $388,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $785,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,025,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Pepper Hamilton is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Pepper Hamilton has 494 attorneys and is the 87th largest firm in the United States.  With $388,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 82nd on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Pepper Hamilton ranked as the 100th highest grossing law firm in the world.  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 82 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 82 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 80 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 54 -9 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 134 -11 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 88 1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 15 -14 Summer programs

In the News

As Merger Fever Continues, Phila. Market Is Hot

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 07, 2016

As law firms nationwide experience a record pace for mergers and acquisitions, Philadelphia-area firms have accounted for a significant share of the activity.

U.S. Supreme Court's Bribery Decision: A Gift for the Menendez Defense?

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 01, 2016

How directly the decision may impact any particular political corruption case, including that of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in New Jersey, is unclear. Criminal lawyers offer differing opinions.

From Golden Girls to Tracing Lincoln's Footsteps: How These Pa. Lawyers Survived the Bar Exam

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 30, 2016

We asked several prominent Pennsylvania lawyers how they managed the stress of studying for the bar exam.

Haynes and Boone Tie-Up Breaks Trans-Atlantic Merger Drought

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

New data on law firm mergers this year shows fewer international deals and a slowdown in major combinations.

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Women Sue Baylor Over School's Alleged Failure to Respond to Rape Complaints

John Council : Texas Lawyer : June 16, 2016

Three women have filed a federal lawsuit against Baylor University in a Waco U.S. District Court, alleging that the university ignored their allegations of sexual assault while they were students.

After Dechert's Pay Hike, Pa. Firms Watch and Wait, for Now

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Dechert has raised its associate salaries across the country, starting at $180,000 for first-year associates.According to a memo obtained by The Legal, the new salary scale will be effective July 1. It includes salary increases for each class of associates, up to $315,000 for eighth-year associates and above.

List of Winners 2016

The Legal Intelligencer : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Here are the 2016 Lawyers on the Fast Track.

Justices Open Door to Labor Leader's Video Deposition

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 15, 2016

Labor leader John Dougherty will have to sit for a videotaped deposition under a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in which five of the seven partiicipants are temporary members of the high court because of recusals.

Mother Who Lost Custody After Row With Father Requires Hearing

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 14, 2016

A mother who lost custody of her children after she broke windows at their father's house and set fire to his clothes in the driveway should have received an evidentiary hearing, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

Nonmember Ex-Judge Blocked From Heading LLC Litigation Committees

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 13, 2016

The Delaware Court of Chancery has disqualified a retired federal judge from serving as the sole member of parallel special litigation committees assessing derivative claims on behalf of two limited liability companies because he is not a manager of either entity.

Phila. Bar 5K Event Returns to Raise Money for Children

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : June 03, 2016

The 37th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run/Walk took place May 15 with 1,300 participants either running or walking the 5K course. The race annually benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates' efforts to combat child abuse and to defend its ­unfortunate victims in Philadelphia.

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere: Big Law Brew Pros Form Guild

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2016

With Anheuser-Busch/InBev and SABMiller poised to create a beer industry giant, lawyers from several Am Law 200 firms have become founding members of a new nonprofit trade group for the craft beer industry.

Situational and Structural Conflicts Inherent in Proxy Contests

Christopher B. Chuff, Joanna J. Cline, Douglas D. Herrmann and James H.S. Levine : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 01, 2016

On May 19, in Pell v. Kill, C.A. No. 12251-VCL, the Delaware Court of Chancery preliminarily enjoined certain directors of Cogentix Medical Inc. from completing a board reduction plan, under which such directors sought to reduce the size of the board from eight to five members.

Ken Starr Resigns Position as Baylor's Chancellor

John Council : Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

After being demoted last week from his job as Baylor University's president for not doing enough to stop rape on campus, Ken Starr has now announced that he's also leaving his job as the school's chancellor.

Firms Face Big Risks in High-Profile Internal Investigations

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016

From lawsuits alleging defamation to threats of physical violence from ­disgruntled employees, attorneys who conduct high-profile internal investigations face a bevy of risks as they delicately balance the needs of the client with what the public may come to learn.

Pa. Firms See Big Boost in Minority Partner Numbers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016

It would take a long trip down Legal ­affiliate The American Lawyer's diversity rankings to find a Pennsylvania-based law firm, but of the 16 firms in the state that were ranked based on percentages of minority attorneys, many saw notable improvements while a handful slid further down the ranks.

Am Law 100 Firms' Delaware Presence Stresses State's Strategic Importance

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : May 27, 2016

Of the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms, 21 operate offices in Wilmington, highlighting both the prominence of Delaware's legal market and the influence national firms have been able to exert in the First State.

Ken Starr Demoted as Baylor's President

JOHN COUNCIL : Texas Lawyer : May 26, 2016

Baylor University President Ken Starr, who is best known as the special prosecutor for investigating former President Bill Clinton's affair with an intern, was demoted from his job as president after the school's governing board found he didn't do enough to stop rape on campus.

Prominent Baylor Law School Alumni Shocked by Ken Starr's Reported Dismissal

John Council : Texas Lawyer : May 24, 2016

Baylor University President Ken Starr, who is best known as the special prosecutor for investigating former President Bill Clinton's affair with an intern, has reportedly been dismissed from his post by the school's Board of Regents—a move that shocked many prominent alumni of the school.

Local Rental Ordinances Used to Banish Residents

Sara J. Rose : The Legal Intelligencer : May 23, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court called it "a form of punishment more primitive than torture," but banishment, a government action that bars someone from living in a given area, is having a resurgence in Pennsylvania. Municipalities that want to keep out certain kinds of residents are ­turning to their rental ordinances to restrict who can live in their communities.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Labor Leader Seeks New Privacy Rule for Video Depositions

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 10, 2016

In a case where the appeal itself has ­become the source of questions over recusals and quorum, an attorney for labor union leader John Dougherty argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for new law to keep video depositions confidential, so they are not used for purposes other than litigation.

People in the News—May 4, 2016—Rawle & Henderson

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2016

Jamie L. Augustinsky joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson.