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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 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 $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, SC 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

In the News

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Universities 'Peculiar Creatures' in Cybersecurity World

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015

Cyberattacks targeting Rutgers University and Penn State University have brought the issue of cybersecurity close to home—but also served to reestablish that higher-education institutions are unique targets.

Unions, Lawyers Among Top Spenders in Big-Money Primary

Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 19, 2015

In what is shaping up to be the most expensive Pennsylvania Supreme Court race in history, the largest donations have come from lawyers, unions and lawyer-funded political action committees.

Nature of Bankruptcy Work Changing Amid Filing Declines

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Bankruptcy counseling—referred to by one attorney as "an industry in consolidation"—has always been a cyclical business, but the steady, years-long decline in new cases has required lawyers to rethink their practices to some extent.

People in the News - May 15, 2015 - Widener University Graduation

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 15, 2015

The 24th graduating class of Widener University School of Law's Harrisburg campus is set to receive diplomas in an 11 a.m. Sunday ceremony at the Forum, located in the Capitol Complex.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News - May 8, 2015 - Raspanti to Present at ABA Institute

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 08, 2015

Marc S. Raspanti, a name partner in Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, is set to be a featured presenter at the American Bar Association's 25th annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud on May 14 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Morning Wrap: Inside Cozen O'Connor's Expansion | Lunch for a Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 07, 2015

A consultant who worked on Cozen O'Connor's recent merger discusses how it came together in Chicago. And a pizza place in D.C. will donate to Food From the Bar tomorrow. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Court Reiterates Common-Law Limitations on Preferred Stock Redemptions

Christopher B. Chuff : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 06, 2015

The Delaware Court of Chancery's recent decision in 'TCV VI L.P. v. TradingScreen,' C.A. No. 10164-VCN (Del. Ch. Mar. 27, 2015), provides important guidance to preferred stockholders regarding the enforceability of mandatory redemption provisions when the corporation providing those rights is in financial distress.

Chief Judge Rips Law Stifling Prisoner Speech

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 30, 2015

A federal judge in Harrisburg has struck down a new state law restricting prisoners' speech, ruling it is unconstitutional both on its face and as applied to those who challenged it.

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Gay Lawyer Takes Stand in Defamation Suit

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 29, 2015

The gay attorney suing Anapol Schwartz for defamation took the stand Tuesday to outline his departure from the firm and decision to accept a job at Raynes McCarty.

Fox Rothschild Joins Eight Other Pa. Firms in Am Law 100

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2015

One more Pennsylvania-based firm, Fox Rothschild, has joined the Am Law 100 after a year of significant revenue growth helped it to jump 10 spots in the rankings. The firm grew its revenue more than 10 percent to $331.5 million, making it one of 17 firms in the country to experience double-digit growth.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News - April 22, 2015 - Arnold Elected ACTC President

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 22, 2015

Joan C. Arnold, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and chair of the firm's tax practice group, was elected president of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC).

Financial-Services Lawyers Cheer Quicken Loans' Lawsuit

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

A legal challenge by Quicken Loans Inc. to the U.S. government's aggressive scrutiny of its Federal Housing Administration mortgage loans reflects widespread industry unease with government investigation of lenders, financial-services lawyers said.

People in the News - April 17, 2015 - Duquesne Law Awards

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 17, 2015

Melissa A. Scartelli, founder and president of Scartelli Olszewski, is set to serve as faculty at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE seminar.

Death and Bankruptcy Discharge Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Francis J. Lawall and Justin C. Esposito : The Legal Intelligencer : April 17, 2015

Typically, upon completion of a Chapter 13 plan, a debtor can expect to receive a discharge and a "fresh start" free of his or her prior obligations. What happens, however, if the debtor dies before the end of the five-year plan term, but the liquidation minimum under Section 1328(b)(2) has been met? Is the debtor still entitled to a discharge, or do the prior debts now become claims against the decedent's probate estate? In a recent decision, In re Lizzi, 2015 Bankr. LEXIS 1098 (Bankr. N.D.N.Y. Apr. 3, 2015), a New York bankruptcy court addressed this question in favor of the debtors over the objection of the Internal Revenue Service by finding that a deceased debtor may obtain a hardship discharge.

ACC Files Amicus on Privileged Info in Paterno Case

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : April 15, 2015

A Pennsylvania court ruled that certain communications from the investigation into misconduct at Penn State are not covered by the attorney-client privilege. The Association of Corporate Counsel disagrees.

Corporate Counsel Denounce Disclosure in Paterno Case

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 15, 2015

The Association of Corporate Counsel is concerned with what it claims will be a serious erosion of the attorney-client privilege in Pennsylvania if a recent decision in Paterno v. NCAA is allowed to stand.

Centre County Courts 'in Turmoil'

Max Mitchell and Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2015

In Centre County, a spate of lawsuits involving jurists, attorneys and county officials has created a contentious atmosphere, after several controversial open records requests opened a can of worms.

Pa. Big-Firm Associate Salaries in Flux

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2015

The associate compensation landscape in Pennsylvania is slowly evolving and, in the wake of Dechert's local salary bump, could see more changes as a number of law firms say they are evaluating their compensation programs.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Menendez Case, Friendship Defense Could Prove Effective

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

As the government's case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez moves toward a trial, both sides in the case will be honing arguments about the true meaning of friendship.

Dechert Raises Associate Pay in Phila., Princeton

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 07, 2015

Competition among law firms for market share is fierce, and so too, it seems, is the competition for associates. In the past two years, Pennsylvania law firms have been bumping up, sometimes quietly, associate salaries.

Are Drag-Along Rights Enforceable Against Common Stockholders in Mergers?

James G. McMillan III : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 01, 2015

A recent opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery raised, but left unanswered, the question of whether common stockholders may contractually waive their statutory rights to an appraisal of shares by the court following a short-form merger.

UPenn, Avid Win Attorney Fees in Patent Case

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 01, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, which had each been accused of infringing on patents related to Alzheimer's disease research, were awarded attorney fees in the case after they were victorious in a federal jury trial three years ago.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Evaluating the Advantages and Drawbacks of Emergency Arbitrators," "Take a Realistic Approach to Settlement Strategy and Mediation'," "'Second Circuit Makes It Easier to Avoid FINRA Arbitration" and "Arbitrator Challenges: Balancing Flexibility, Confidentiality and Efficiency."


: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.