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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

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.

ACLU, Phila. City Paper Challenge Law Aimed at Felons' Speech

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2015

The Pennsylvania ACLU and several media outlets, including the Philadelphia City Paper, are challenging a state law they claim is aimed at silencing convicted felons and those who publish the words of felons.

Office of Open Records Head to Join Pepper Hamilton

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2015

Terry Mutchler, the first executive director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records, will be leaving the office to head up a new practice within Pepper Hamilton's media and communications group.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

When a Minority Stockholder May Be Deemed a Controller

Christopher B. Chuff : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 07, 2015

In just the past three months, the Delaware Court of Chancery has issued four opinions addressing the circumstances in which a minority stockholder may be deemed a controlling stockholder under Delaware law.

Pepper Hamilton Can't Be Sued for Using Public Documents

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2015

Even if Pepper Hamilton violated a former client's confidentiality by disclosing an FBI affidavit of probable cause to search that client's home, the firm can't be sued considering the affidavit was made public prior to the firm's disclosure, a Philadelphia trial judge has ruled.

People in the News - Jan. 5, 2015 - Hazell Joins Flaster Greenberg

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2015

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel attorney Barbara E. Little presented at the Foxmoor Continuing Education's "Federal Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop" in Somerset, N.J.

Detroit's Legal and Consulting Fees Reach $178 Million

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 31, 2014

The controversial legal fees that Detroit has incurred as a result of its historic bankruptcy proceedings have been released, and not surprisingly, Jones Day tops the list. The city's lead counsel seeks to take in $57.9 million, the most of any of the hired professionals. Dentons, Miller Canfield, Pepper Hamilton and Debevoise & Plimpton are also on the list.

Mergers, Management Changes Drew BigLaw Focus in 2014

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014

The latter part of 2014 brought with it not only the biggest business of law news for Pennsylvania, but perhaps for the country. All eyes watched during the second half of the year as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius entertained merger discussions with struggling Boston-based firm Bingham McCutchen. A full-on acquisition of the more than 700 lawyers at Bingham would have been a big departure for Morgan Lewis' typical growth strategy of acquiring groups of attorneys from firms that are disbanding.

Ex-Law Firm Leaders Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2014

A pair of ex-firm leaders head elsewhere; embattled Japanese air bag maker Takata hires a high-profile Simpson Thacher litigator to become in-house legal chief of its North American unit; a Skadden tax lawyer heads to the federal bench; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The NJSBA Year in Review

: New Jersey Law Journal : December 23, 2014

A look at the achievements and successes of the New Jersey State Bar Association in 2014.

Bad-Faith Claims May Be Assigned to Third Party

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 18, 2014

Insureds should be able to assign bad-faith claims against their carriers to injured third parties, the state Supreme Court has ruled in a question posed to the justices by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Squire Patton Wants Ex-Client's ERISA, Fraud Claims Tossed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 18, 2014

Squire Patton Boggs has said the bulk of the claims in a multimillion-dollar malpractice and fraud suit against the firm over its 17-year relationship with client Alliance Holdings should be dismissed because the firm was simply giving legal advice and was not in possession of any of the funds allegedly misappropriated by Alliance's founder.

Federal Judge Rules Attorney-Client Privilege Follows Merger

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2014

The attorney-client privilege covering communications made in anticipation of a business merger belong to the company that resulted from the merger, not the executives of the company that was swallowed, a federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled.

Women Still Less Than One-Third Of Lawyers at Pa.'s Largest Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014

In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.

PaLaw 2014: Editor's Note

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Welcome to the 21st edition of PaLaw: Annual Report on the Legal Profession. Each year we use this magazine to provide a detailed view of the state of the law in Pennsylvania. We set out to cover all aspects of the legal profession, including the public and private sectors, and look into all corners of the state.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fog of War Lifts to Reveal Military Supply Fraud

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Overseas contractors pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding the U.S. government of millions of dollars in a multibillion-dollar contract to supply food and water to U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.

Firms See Strong Revenue, PPP in 'Investment' Year

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Several firm leaders referred to 2013 as a year of investment, and that characterization is borne out by the numbers, with gross revenue generally outpacing profits per equity partner (PPP) and the majority of firms seeing significant increases in head count.

Penn State's Legal Fees Rack Up While Controversy Winds Down

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

As UVA comes under fire for failing to investigate reports of sexual assault on campus, Penn State is trying to wind down a controversy of its own. DLA Piper released its ninth quarterly report on athletic integrity at the university, giving it a positive review of its progress. Meanwhile, firms such as Reed Smith, Saul Ewing, Duane Morris, Jenner & Block, along with DLA, will collect some of the $56 million—perhaps more—that Penn State now owes in legal and other fees.

People in the News - Dec. 5, 2014 - Louis Elected VP of Spring Garden Soup Society

: The Legal Intelligencer : December 05, 2014

Robert H. Louis, a partner in Saul Ewing, was elected vice president of the Spring Garden Soup Society.

Bankruptcy Court Bakes Trademark Protection Into Section 365(n)

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

Section 365(n) of the Bankruptcy Code generally provides powerful protection to intellectual property licensees against debtor licensors who seek to reject those licenses.