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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

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.

Mylan Subject to NJ Court's Jurisdiction in Abilify Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. can proceed with a suit over plans by Mylan Inc. to produce a generic version of antipsychotic drug Abilify after a federal judge in Camden ruled that the defendant's U.S. operation is subject to the jurisdiction of the District of New Jersey.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

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

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.


: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

Pepper Hamilton Grows Revenue 3 Percent, PPP 8 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 23, 2015

Pepper Hamilton grew gross revenue nearly 3 percent in 2014 thanks to double-digit revenue gains in the intellectual property and white-collar litigation and investigations practices along with strong growth in its health effects and corporate practices, firm leaders said.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spanier Sues Freeh, PSU for Defamation, Tortious Interference

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 18, 2015

Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier made good Wednesday on his long-promised defamation suit against Louis Freeh over the Freeh report's allegations that Spanier dragged his feet in addressing sex-abuse claims against Jerry Sandusky.

In Rare Move, Judge Overrides Forum Selection Clause

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2015

In an unusual move, a federal judge in Philadelphia has set aside a forum selection clause and kept a potential class action in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

People in the News - March 16, 2015 - Lytle to Speak at PBI CLE

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 16, 2015

The March educational and networking program for the Metropolitan Philadelphia chapter of the Legal Marketing Association is titled "Leveraging Your Firm's Resources to Make a Meaningful Impact on Matter Pricing and Management."

Calendar: March 16, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 12, 2015

Calendar of events.

New Complex Business Litigation Program a Work in Progress

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : March 10, 2015

Rather than follow the lead of other states that set up specialized courts to handle complicated commercial disputes, New Jersey has opted instead for a de facto business track, which, as of March 3, had 26 cases in 12 counties.

Head Count Winners and Losers: Morgan Lewis Makes Gains at Bingham's Expense

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Firms that saw the biggest head count losses in the past five months include Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. Not surprisingly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which absorbed 226 attorneys from Bingham McCutchen late last year, made the biggest gains.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Calendar: March 9, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

Calendar of events.

Del. District Court Upholds Use of Pre-Confirmation Tender Offers

Francis J. Lawall and Lesley S. Welwarth : The Legal Intelligencer : March 06, 2015

Outside of bankruptcy, many companies utilize exchange programs to repurchase outstanding loans at a discount or to renegotiate debt on more favorable terms. Depending upon the nature of the obligation involved, compliance with federal securities laws may be required. Within a bankruptcy proceeding, however, there has been some question as to whether such debt exchange programs can be used apart from, and prior to, plan confirmation. Recently, at least one court has answered that question in the affirmative, in In re Energy Future Holdings (Civil Case No. 1:14-cv-00723; Bankruptcy Case No. 14-bk-10979).

2015 New Partners: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

Shortage of Mid-Level Deal Associates Driving High Demand

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

Mergers & acquisitions and other market rebounds were much anticipated, but it has laid bare a significant shortage of junior lawyers trained in deal-making practice.

2015 New Partners Yearbook

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 04, 2015

This is the 's annual yearbook devoted to profiling both newly promoted partners and newly hired lateral partners at law firms in New Jersey.

Firm Financials 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 03, 2015

This following series of articles analyze financial results for Pennsylvania law firms for 2014. Additional firms will be added as their results are released.

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.