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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 with offices throughout the U.S. With 459 attorneys, the firm placed 89th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. With respect to revenue, the firm ranked 85th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings with $313,500,000 in gross revenue for 2010. Pepper Hamilton is a multi-practice law firm that provides business, litigation, and regulatory services to a range of clients. Among the firm's practice areas are commercial litigation, corporate and securities, government contracts, and intellectual property. Pepper Hamilton has multiple offices in the Mid-Atlantic, including New York and Washington, D.C., and one Midwest office in Detroit.

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

People in the News - July 25, 2014 - Obermayer Rebmann Partner Bertin Elected Treasurer of PBA Section

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel partner Michael E. Bertin was elected treasurer of the family law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Union Leader Dougherty Loses Bid to Reseal FBI Affidavit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Labor union leader John J. Dougherty has lost an attempt in federal court to reseal a years-old FBI affidavit of probable cause to search his home that was made public through litigation in state court.

PLW - People in the News - July 22, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Hill Wallack partner Denise M. Bowman was named chair of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors for the 2014-15 term.

Asia Deal Digest: July 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

*Linklaters advises on Hony Capital's $1.54 billion PizzaExpress acquisition*Skadden acts for Chinese e-commerce company Cogobuy on its $198 million Hong Kong IPO*WongPartnership represents Lend Lease on a new $729 million loan from DBS and OCBC

Apple, Samsung on the Same Side in New ITC Case

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 17, 2014

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are usually fierce opponents in patent battles, but they're on the same side of the table as codefendants in a new complaint filed at the U.S. International Trade Commission by Luxembourg-based Enterprise Systems Technologies SARL.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Varonis Systems Inc. is expanding its worldwide headquarters at a Jamestown property at 1250 Broadway, between W. 31st and W. 32nd streets. Also, Uber, a tech-based global transportation business, has leased 52,350 square feet at 636-638 W. 28th St.

People in the News - July 16, 2014 - Raspanti to Present at American Board of Trial Advocates Convention

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

The Philadelphia chapter of the Legal Marketing Association is set to host an educational program that will cover the use of blogs and social media tools in law firms.

PLW - People in the News - July 15, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

Andrew H. Ralston Jr., a partner at Gross McGinley, was appointed to the board of directors of the Hamilton District Main Street Program, a community development project of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce.

'Trailblazer' Labor Lawyer Charles E. Mitchell Dies at 88

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Charles E. Mitchell saw an opportunity to make a difference for Pennsylvania attorneys, particularly minorities faced with unfair circumstances, and jumped at the chance.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firms Bill Flat Rates for E-Discovery Management

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 10, 2014

Flat rates for e-discovery services are becoming more popular as firms accumulate more project data.

Freeh Seeks Federal Court's Help in Spanier Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2014

Louis J. Freeh has filed an action for declaratory judgment in federal court, seeking an interpretation of the federal removal statute after a state court's ruling that it wouldn't force former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier to outline his claims against Freeh in a possible defamation lawsuit.

Firms Beginning To Take Flat-Fee Model to E-Discovery

Gina Passarella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

How one firm negotiated a flat rate with a managed services provider for the entire spectrum of e-discovery services.

Cooley, Latham Assist in Pharma Reverse Merger

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Privately held Paratek, advised by Cooley, took majority control of a publicly traded company with an insomnia drug.

Paterno, NCAA Dispute Protective Order

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

A dispute has erupted in over which documents can be disclosed to the public.

Firms Beginning to Take Flat-Fee Model to E-Discovery

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

As many firms continue to grapple with how to manage their clients' e-discovery needs, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has used its analysis of years' worth of discovery data to negotiate a flat rate with a managed services provider for the entire spectrum of e-discovery services.

White House Touts Law Firm Pro Bono Work

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 30, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden expressed his support for law firm pro bono programs during a meeting this month with representatives from more than a dozen firms.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

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

McCaffery's Suit Against Newspapers Survives Objections

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2014

The judge presiding over state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery's defamation lawsuit against The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and several of their reporters and editors has denied all of the defendants' preliminary objections.

McCaffery's Lawyer Says Justice Cleared by FBI

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

An attorney for Justice Seamus P. McCaffery told a common pleas court judge Tuesday during arguments over whether the justice's defamation suit against The Philadelphia Inquirer should be kept alive that the FBI cleared his client two weeks ago in an investigation the attorney has said was spawned by the articles in question.

Federal Judge Weighs Ordering State Judge What to Do

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

A federal judge faced with determining whether to order a state court to reseal a mistakenly revealed FBI affidavit of probable cause to search labor union leader John Dougherty's house asked both sides Tuesday, "Why do you care what I do?"

Sun Chemical Cut Down Spend by Forging a Trusted Circle of Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Sun Chemical reduced by 40 percent the number of global outside counsel vendors in 2013 and reduced by 75 percent the number of huge multinational firms it employs.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Bankruptcy to Remain Open Until Death of Life Estate Beneficiary

Francis J. Lawall and Justin C. Esposito : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

Any time divergent areas of the law intersect within a bankruptcy proceeding, the possibility of an unexpected outcome substantially increases. Such a case was evidenced by an unusual order recently entered in , No. 08-12533 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. Apr. 18, 2014), which permitted a Chapter 7 trustee to keep open a bankruptcy to await the death of the holder of a life estate so that the creditors of the remainderman could recover from the proceeds of the remainder interest upon termination of the life estate.

Dougherty Wants Federal Judge to Order Affidavit Resealed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

Labor union leader John Dougherty has asked a federal judge to order a state court to reseal an FBI affidavit of probable cause related to a search of Dougherty's home in 2006.

People in the News - June 4, 2014 - Pepper Hamilton Partner Appointed to Pa. Ethics Commission

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Andrew K. Stutzman joined the Strafford banking and finance advisory board, where he will provide advice and comment on legal educational programs aimed at providing banking litigators with the most relevant and current industry topics.

Gov't Investigations, Suit Spotlight High-Frequency Trading

Robert L. Hickok, Gay Parks Rainville and Min Choi : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Recent government investigations and a private lawsuit have turned a spotlight on the securities trading practice known as "high-frequency trading" or HFT. As a result, the practice has become one of the most talked about, yet least understood, subjects in the corporate legal industry.

Drugmakers Argue Federal Law Preempts Incretin Suits

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Federal law preempts the claims plaintiffs are making that incretin-based drugs caused their pancreatic cancer, a group of drugmakers argued in their latest court filing on the issue. The defendants say there is no clear evidence the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have changed the warnings given on the risks of those drugs.

Children, New Venue Add to Phila. Bar's 35th Annual 5K Run

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

On May 18, the 35th Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run took place at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.

GSK Keeps 45 of 53 Cases Over Avandia Drug in Federal MDL

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

Lawyers for about 3,000 plaintiffs suing GlaxoSmithKline over its drug Avandia may have been able to skirt federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act but were ultimately stymied in their effort to get out of U.S. court by the rules on diversity jurisdiction.

Ex-Lackawanna Solicitor Can Represent Builder in Airport Suit

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

A Lackawanna County trial judge has ruled that the county's former solicitor can represent a construction company in its breach of contract suit against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and its owner, the Bi-County Board of Commissioners of Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, despite the defense's protests that he previously represented the county in the same litigation.

PSU, Paterno Family Set to Face Off Over Freeh Documents

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

Attorneys for the family of Joe Paterno and Penn State University are set to argue today whether Pepper Hamilton should be forced to turn over documents related to the creation of the Freeh report.

Asset Valuation

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Valuing Publicity Rights and Other Intangible Assets of Authors," "Trade Secret Valuation and Infringement Damages," "Private Equity and Valuation: Separating Hype From Reality," and "Valuing Tendered Shares in Fraudulent Transfer Cases."

Private Equity and Valuation: Separating Hype From Reality

James D. Rosener and Edward T. Dartley : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

James D. Rosener and Edward T. Dartley of Pepper Hamilton write: The SEC made the integrity of the valuations by fund managers of portfolio company investments one of the agency's top priorities. This effort reflects concerns raised by the SEC (and others) that such valuations have significant impact on marketing activities, the use of track records in fund raising, on secondary market trading of fund interests, and fund restructurings. Others wonder whether these concerns are justified.

Jury Sides With Gas Pipeline Builder in Contract Case

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

A Delaware County jury has awarded more than $24.3 million to a company that claimed an oil and gas company failed to pay it for work it did to build a natural gas pipeline system.

The Churn: Ballard Spahr Bulks Up in Delaware, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Ballard Spahr snags a leading litigator from the First State, Reed Smith hires Fried Frank's energy head and other lateral moves from around The Am Law 200.

Natural Gas Pipeline Builder Gets $24.3 Mil. for Contract Breach

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2014

A Delaware County jury has awarded more than $24.3 million to a construction company that claimed an oil and gas company failed to pay it for work it did to build a natural gas pipeline system.

Papers Say McCaffery Can't Sue Over Editorial Choices

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2014

A minority owner of two major Philadelphia daily newspapers has been let out of a defamation case filed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his chief aide, Lise Rapaport, while the remaining defendants argued in filings that the complaint didn't allege any false reporting by the newspapers.

Fee Tracker: Bridgegate, Detroit and Apple

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Gibson Dunn's Christie tab grows, Jones Day revs it up in Motown and filings by Goodwin Procter and Fried Frank hint at the Apple e-book fight's high cost.

Third Circuit Question Over Bad-Faith Claims to Be Heard by State Justices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether an insured tortfeasor can assign bad-faith claims against his insurance carrier to the injured plaintiff.

Drugmaker Settles Qui Tam Suit

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The maker of the intravenous antifungal medication Mycamine has settled a whistleblower action against it with the U.S. government and several states for $7.3 million.

Pennsylvania Firms Fail to Make Big Gains in Am Law 100

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The Pennsylvania-based Am Law 100 firms are playing in the same sandbox as last year, with those in the top 50 growing on average at a faster pace than those in the bottom 50. But none of the firms in Pennsylvania made it to Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's list of the 20 "super rich" firms.

Helping to Make Homeownership a Reality for VIP Client

Mitchell Harris : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

Susan Johnson had all but given up hope on ever obtaining title to the home that she and her family moved into in 2002.

Dougherty Video Deposition Suit Again Before Superior Court

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

The Pennsylvania Superior Court en banc heard reargument Wednesday over whether Philadelphia union leader John Dougherty is required to show good cause for why his videotaped deposition in his defamation suit against Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Karen Heller should be sealed.

Using Design Methods, Technology to Help Pro Bono Attorneys

Johan T. Widjaja : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

The second weekend of April brought Philadelphia-area residents the first Saturday in a long time that allowed people to stroll along Kelly Drive wearing shorts and short sleeves, while bikes zipped along the crowded paths. As the weather invited people to Rittenhouse Square to soak up the long-forgotten sun, a group of about 25 people spent the day inside a conference room participating in a Legal Design and Innovation Workshop.

Allstate Bad-Faith Case Moved to Phila. Common Pleas

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

A bad-faith suit against Allstate Insurance Co., which stemmed from an auto accident case that produced a $19.1 million verdict in Philadelphia, has been sent back from federal court to common pleas jurisdiction, a federal judge has ruled.

PLW - People in the News - April 22, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Michael C. Nines of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox was promoted to a senior technical consultant.

Cleland to Oversee McCaffery Defamation Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

Senior Judge John M. Cleland, who has been brought in to handle some of Pennsylvania's most high-profile legal issues in the last few years, has again been tapped by the state Supreme Court, this time to oversee a case involving one of the court's members.

Preference Defendant May Utilize New Value From Third Party

Francis J. Lawall and Michael J. Custer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

The Section 547(c)(4) "subsequent new value" defense often represents a straightforward, yet powerful weapon against a debtor or trustee seeking to recover allegedly preferential payments.

Paterno Estate Fires Back at NCAA's Preliminary Objections

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

The family of Joe Paterno is using a decision issued last week in the Commonwealth Court as support for its case fighting the $60 million sanction the NCAA imposed on Penn State University.

Drugmaker Settles Qui Tam Suit for $7.3 Million

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2014

The maker of the intravenous antifungal medication Mycamine has settled a whistleblower action against it with the U.S. government and several states for $7.3 million.

Dilworth Adds to Trend of Meshing Marketing, Business Roles

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Dilworth Paxson has continued what appears to be a trend among large law firms in hiring someone who can jointly oversee the marketing and business development functions of the firm.

Can You Screen Employee Inboxes for Porn?

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

Yes, you can—if there's a legitimate reason, and the employee grants your request.

Full-Bench Recusal Granted in McCaffery Defamation Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has granted the request of several defendants in a defamation suit filed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and Lise Rapaport for the entire Philadelphia trial court to recuse and an out-of-county judge to be appointed.

McCaffery, Wife Oppose Recusal of Bench in Defamation Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2014

A lawyer for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery called attorneys at Sprague & Sprague "recusal-happy" in response to a motion to have McCaffery's defamation suit against The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News heard by a judge outside of Philadelphia.

Paterno Family Seeks to Subpoena Pepper Hamilton for Freeh Report Docs

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2014

The family of Joe Paterno has asked the Centre County Court of Common Pleas to allow them to subpoena Pepper Hamilton for documents related to the Freeh report.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

The following lawyers were recognized as Lifetime Achievement Award winners for their service to the legal profession throughout their careers. For many of the lawyers, their biographical information was written by their peers.

Drinker Biddle CMO Departure Latest Marketing Move

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

The once-ephemeral tenure of chief marketing officers among Am Law 200 firms has, for many, morphed into a much longer-term position as the legal marketing industry has matured. But nothing lasts forever.

Private Equity Firm to Acquire Financial Services Co. for About $1.3 Billion

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, a private equity firm, turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for its pending acquisition of financial services company DFC Global Corp. in a transaction valued at about $1.3 billion.

Drinker Biddle CMO Departure Latest Marketing Move

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

The once-ephemeral tenure of chief marketing officers among Am Law 200 firms has, for many, morphed into a much longer-term position as the legal marketing industry has matured. But nothing lasts forever.

Federal Judge OKs Siding MDL Settlement

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

CertainTeed will pay $104 million to resolve claims that its siding prematurely warped and cracked under a national class settlement agreement granted final approval by a federal judge.

People in the News - March 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

Tom Duffy of Duffy + Partners was named to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Homeless Advocacy Project.

Justice McCaffery, Wife File Complaint in Defamation Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and aide, Lise Rapaport, have laid out their defamation and related claims against and certain owners and editorial staff in a 60-page complaint filed late Tuesday.

Federal Judge Nails Down $104 Mil. Siding MDL Accord

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

CertainTeed will pay $104 million to resolve claims that its siding prematurely warped and cracked under a national class settlement agreement granted final approval by a federal judge.

Firm Financials

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

The Legal explores the number revealing how Philly firms have fared this year in this collection of articles.

Judge Rules FTC Has Authority Over Indian Tribe Lending

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has scored a key win before a Nevada federal judge, who said the agency can sue deceptive payday lenders even if they are affiliated with American Indian tribes.

Judge Rules FTC Has Authority Over Indian Tribe Lending

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has scored a key win before a Nevada federal judge, who said the agency can sue deceptive payday lenders even if they are affiliated with American Indian tribes.

E-Discovery

: New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting Data Privacy in Litigation and Investigations," "Transparency in Predictive Coding: How Much Is Too Much?," "'Wurtz' May Influence U.S. Cross-Border E-Discovery Law," and "Managing the Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief."

Transparency in Predictive Coding: How Much Is Too Much?

Jason Lichter : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Jason Lichter, the director of discovery services and litigation support at Pepper Hamilton, writes: While empirical support is lacking, the surprisingly small number of published decisions and orders addressing predictive coding implies that there may be a silent majority of practitioners employing some variant of TAR alongside other analytical tools without divulging every detail of their culling and review strategy.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

GE Capital Counsel Rejoins Private Practice at Reed Smith

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

After nearly 20 years spent in-house at various General Electric Co. subsidiaries, corporate lawyer Joe Lincoln is returning to private practice in Philadelphia at Reed Smith.

Panel Rejects $4 Mil. Interest Figure in Condo Sale Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

A $4 million deficiency judgment tacked onto an $8.4 million property value judgment in a case stemming from a sheriff's sale of condominiums must be sent back to the trial court for recalculation, the state Superior Court has ruled.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Federal Gov't Shielded From Fraudulent Conveyance Action

Francis J. Lawall and Lesley S. Welwarth : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

Inevitably during a bankruptcy proceeding, a debtor-in-possession (or court-appointed trustee) will initiate litigation to recover funds that had been fraudulently transferred to a third-party. When the target of such litigation is the federal government, complex questions involving sovereign immunity arise that are not easily answered.

Philly.com Ordered to Disclose Identity Of Commenter

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has ordered the owners of Philly.com to disclose the identity of an anonymous poster who allegedly called city International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 98, leader John Dougherty a "pedophile" in the comments section of an online article.

How BP Decided to Fight the Deepwater Settlement

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2014

The oil giant embraced a settlement that resolved billions of dollars worth of oil spill claims—and then turned against it. Why?

Dougherty v. Philadelphia Newspapers, PICS Case No. 14-0218 (Pa. Super. Feb. 11, 2014) Musmanno, J. (26 pages).

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Appellate Law - Civil • Interlocutory Appeal • Disqualification of Counsel

SEC Exposes Teeth of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rules

Robert L. Hickok and Gay Parks Rainville : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

In recent months, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proactively reassured investors that it is enforcing its rules that implement the "Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection" provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, set forth in Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The Churn: Dentons Continues Heenan Blaikie Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Dentons hires a total of 46 attorneys from failed Canada firm Heenan Blaikie; Akerman adds three new litigators in its month-old Chicago office; and a former White House adviser joins Akin Gump.

The U.S. Supreme Court's attorney discipline rulesare not in line with other courts.

Samuel C. Stretton : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

How does the U.S. Supreme Court handle reciprocal attorney discipline?

How BP Decided to Fight the Deepwater Settlement

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

: The oil giant embraced a settlement that resolved billions of dollars worth of oil spill claims—and then turned against it. Why?

ON THE MOVE: 2 K&S Bond Lawyers Go to Holland & Knight

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 26, 2014

Bond lawyers Woodrow W. "Woody" Vaughan III and Allison Dyer have left King & Spalding for Holland & Knight. Vaughan joined as partner and Dyer as senior counsel.

And If the List Were Longer ... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

There was no shortage of notable lateral moves in 2013 and, as usual, there were too many to put them all on the shortlist.

The Public Interest Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Throughout February and March, "Kids for Cash," a documentary film featuring Juvenile Law Center leaders Marsha Levick and Bob Schwartz, will run in theaters in the Philadelphia area and throughout the country. The film chronicles the infamous Luzerne County, Pa., "kids-for-cash" case.

Stanley Brotman, Federal Judge in N.J. and Virgin Islands, Dead at 89

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Stanley Brotman, a federal judge for four decades in New Jersey and the Virgin Islands who also sat on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court, died Friday at the age of 89.

People in the News - February 21, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Anastasia Joseck joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young as manager of recruitment in the firm's human resources department.

Lawmakers Set to Consider Measure to Curtail SLAPP Lawsuits

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

The Pennsylvania Senate's judiciary committee is set to hold a hearing on proposed legislation that would offer broader protection against SLAPP suits.

Facts and Fictions Underlying the Predictive Coding Revolution

Jason Lichter and Michael Frankel : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

In the five-plus years since predictive coding first entered the vernacular of electronic discovery, the process has received remarkable attention from the e-discovery community. Nevertheless, many clients and their counsel remain cautious of the technology.

People in the News - February 12, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

Two attorneys joined Reger Rizzo & Darnall's Philadelphia office.

Pepper Hamilton Disqualified From Defamation Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

Pepper Hamilton has been disqualified from representing the owners and publishers of in a suit filed against the paper by union leader John J. Dougherty, a former client of Pepper Hamilton.

People in the News - February 11, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2014

The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel is set to host a luncheon CLE program at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Philadelphia Racquet Club.

Report Details Work Behind Detroit's Big Bankruptcy Bills

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Released late Tuesday, the first report prepared by the fee examiner monitoring the millions going to Detroit's bankruptcy advisers breaks down the bills submitted by Jones Day; Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone; Dentons, and other law firms working on the historic Chapter 9 case.

'Parachuting in' to Lead Firms May Be Next Lateral Trend

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

One of the last bastions of law firms operating as a profession—the near certainty that a lifelong partner of the firm would be the one at its helm—appears to be changing as a number of Pennsylvania firms in recent years have looked to outsiders to fill leadership voids.

Judge Denies $63 Mil. Damage Claim Over Aborted Merger

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has rejected a health care informatics company's claim for nearly $63 million in damages after a potential merger partner breached an exclusivity agreement and made a deal with another company.

Pepper Hamilton Grows Revenue 5.4 Percent

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Pepper Hamilton saw its revenue jump by 5.4 percent in 2013, despite what CEO Scott Green characterized as an "investment year" for the firm. The firm's revenue grew from about $354.5 million in 2012 to $373.5 million in 2013.

Your Career: Merger Mania

Sandy Lechtick : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

In this post-recession economy, partners should really understand where their firm is headed and what that means for them, writes recruiter Sandy Lechtick.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

Pa. Supreme Court Dismisses Krajewski False-Light Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

The state Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a deceased Philadelphia city councilwoman who claimed she was defamed when newspapers published political cartoons and opinion pieces criticizing her public activities.