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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

Insurer Fails in Bid for Class Certification in Avandia MDL

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 26, 2014

The federal judge handling the multidistrict litigation against GlaxoSmithKline over its drug Avandia denied the bid for class certification made by an insurer trying to recoup the costs it paid to cover the illnesses allegedly caused by Avandia.

Managing Partner Confidence Inching Up, in NJ and Beyond

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : November 26, 2014

It seems just about any firm leader, pressed for projections, will peg his or her outlook as "cautiously optimistic."

Pepper Hamilton CEO Leaving the Firm

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 25, 2014

Scott Green, one of the first nonlawyer CEOs of an Am Law 100 or 200 firm, is leaving Pepper Hamilton to "pursue other interests," the firm said in a brief statement.

Retaliation Case Against School District on Track for Trial

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 25, 2014

The Philadelphia School District can't dodge a First Amendment case with qualified immunity, the Third Circuit has ruled.

People in the News - Nov. 24, 2014 - Ashery Becomes Partner at Caesar Rivise

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2014

Lawrence E. Ashery joined Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow as a partner.

'The New Jim Crow' to Be Explored at Annual CLE Day

Su Ming Yeh : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2014

The Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is set to present its Annual Public Interest Law Day CLE Program on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia. This CLE program will offer six substantive and two ethics CLE credits and will present a wide array of hot topics in public interest law. It will be followed by the Public Interest Section's Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Marriott at 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, in the Independence Ballroom, where the Hon. Louis H. Pollak Award will be presented to retired Judge Edmund Spaeth. The Andrew Hamilton Award will also be presented.

Judge Denies Pepper Hamilton's Bid to Preclude Freeh Documents

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

A Potter County judge has denied Pepper Hamilton's motion to preclude documents related to the creation of the Freeh report from the suit between the family of Joe Paterno and the NCAA.

Third Circuit Mulls Whether Reverse Payment Means Cash

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

The Third Circuit grappled Wednesday with whether pharmaceutical companies that settle patent litigation for terms other than cash payments can still fall under the specter of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in FTC v. Actavis that allowed for antitrust scrutiny of large reverse-payment settlements.

New Hires Boost Ranks at Conn. U.S. Attorney's Office

Isaac Avilucea : The Connecticut Law Tribune : November 17, 2014

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut has hired seven attorneys, including the newest arrival, U.S. Assistant Attorney Avi Perry, since lifting an employment freeze earlier this year. Avi, a former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, started working in the office's financial fraud and public corruption unit on Nov. 17.

Ballard Spahr Fills Chief Marketing Role With Wilmer Hire

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 11, 2014

Ballard Spahr's chief marketing position, which had been vacant for more than a year, has been filled by Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Director of Business Development Timothy John H. Delaney.

Post-Recession, Firms Try to Teach the Art of Rainmaking

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : November 03, 2014

Distilled to its essence, it's a philosophical question: Is the ability to generate business a gift or a learnable skill? Leaders of New Jersey firms and offices say it's the latter, and are employing a variety of tactics to make it so.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Public Interest Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 27, 2014

On Thursday, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law is set to present the symposium, "Women's Rights and the Supreme Court: After Hobby Lobby and McCullen," from 2:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 140 in the Kline School of Law, 3320 Market St., Philadelphia. Slate Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick will deliver the keynote address. For more information or to register online, visit


: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

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

Cadwalader Leads Probe Behind UNC's Grading Scandal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2014

Kenneth Wainstein, a former U.S. Justice Department official and chair of the white-collar defense and investigations practice at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, headed an eight-month investigation that revealed nearly two decades of academic fraud involving thousands of students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, many of whom were college athletes.

NJ Fed. Court, Among the Nation's Busiest, Faces Vacancies

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : October 23, 2014

The workloads shouldered by New Jersey's federal judges are among the heaviest in the country, according to a new report. And with one lingering vacancy and more retirements looming, judges and lawyers said it will be crucial to fill those openings promptly.

McCaffery, Rapaport Drop Defamation Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, have dropped their defamation lawsuit against The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News over articles about referral fees Rapaport was paid, the parties confirmed.

Pa. Firms Use Global Footprints to Get Fortune 500 Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

While there are only a few Pennsylvania firms among those most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest corporations in the world call on Pennsylvania firms of all sizes for a variety of legal needs.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Associates Class of 2014: M-Q

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

2014 Pro Bono Award Winners

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

NJSBA honors two attorneys and a practice group for dedication to pro bono cases.

A New Trend in Reducing Pension Obligations in Chapter 9?

Francis J. Lawall and Lesley S. Welwarth : The Legal Intelligencer : October 17, 2014

Many municipalities across the United States remain under severe fiscal distress as a result of financial promises made that no longer can be honored. One of the largest of those obligations often arises from unfunded or underfunded pension benefits accrued over decades of employee service.

Include White Men in the Conversations About Diversity

Naomi K. McLaurin : The Legal Intelligencer : October 13, 2014

Too often, white men are not included in conversations about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. In order to advance diversity and inclusion, everyone should be included in the conversation, especially white men. Given their power and authority, white men are in the best position to effect change and influence others.

Largest Law Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Largest Law Firms

Allstate Settles Accident-Related Bad-Faith Claim

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 07, 2014

A bad-faith suit against Allstate Insurance Co. stemming from an auto-accident case that produced a $19.1 million verdict in Philadelphia has been settled for $22 million.

McCaffery, Rapaport Ordered to Answer Referral Fee Questions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 07, 2014

The judge overseeing a defamation case filed by state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, has laid the groundwork for discovery, ordering the couple to answer detailed questions about the referral fees Rapaport was paid that were the subject of the allegedly offending newspaper articles.

Gallagher Succeeds Freeh as Pepper Hamilton Chairman

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 03, 2014

Pepper Hamilton Chairman Louis J. Freeh is stepping down from the role nearly two years after taking the helm of the firm and a little more than one month after he was in a serious car accident in Vermont.

Universities Help Drive Need for Data-Security Advice

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Data breaches at Target, Home Depot and more recently JPMorgan Chase have grabbed the biggest headlines this year, but threats aren't limited to for-profit entities, according to lawyers in a seemingly growing data-security practice area.

Bryan Cave's First Female Chair Plans DC Growth, Innovation

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 03, 2014

D.C.-based Therese Pritchard became the first female chair of Missouri-founded Bryan Cave Wednesday and spoke with The National Law Journal about her strategy.

A Bribe Is a Bribe

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : October 01, 2014

Regulators aren't giving companies a pass when payments are small.