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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

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.

Dramatic Increase in Number, Magnitude of Whistleblower Awards

Robert L. Hickok and Gay Parks Rainville : The Legal Intelligencer : December 02, 2014

Last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Whistleblower released its 2014 annual report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.

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.