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- 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015
A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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."
: New Jersey Law Journal : March 12, 2015
Calendar of events.
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.
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.
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.
: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015
Calendar of events.
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).
: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015
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.