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- 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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Pepper Hamilton has 508 attorneys and is the 80th 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. On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Pepper Hamilton ranked as the 100th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, MA, MI, NJ, NY, PA and VA.
In the News
Sid Steinberg : The Legal Intelligencer : February 13, 2016
There are always questions about whether regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of a job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In Fischer v. Pepper Hamilton, No. 15-02413, 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10603 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 29, 2016), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found that regular on-site attendance may not be essential for a project attorney hired by a law firm. The parties have since filed a joint motion to dismiss the case, putting an end to a trial that was scheduled to begin last week.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : February 13, 2016
In Centre County, disagreements over open records requests have entangled county authorities, particularly the district attorney, in multiple legal battles spread across the county trial court, the intermediate state appellate courts and federal court.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 13, 2016
While most of Pennsylvania's indigenous firms have focused the majority of their lateral growth outside of the state in recent years, the start of 2016 has shown firms are interested in adding talent within the state as well.
: The Legal Intelligencer : February 12, 2016
The National Court Reporters Association designated Feb. 14-20 as the 2016 National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 09, 2016
Pepper Hamilton has resolved ADA claims levied by a former project attorney who claimed the firm failed to accommodate his sleep disorder that made it difficult for him to arrive at work before 2 p.m.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016
Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2016
To establish a prima facie case of failure to provide a reasonable accommodation, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a plaintiff must establish qualification to perform "essential functions" of the job. A genuine issue of material fact existed with respect to whether regular and predictable on-site attendance was an "essential function" of a project attorney's job, when the attorney did not meet with clients and could access materials online.
Lizzy McLellan and Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2016
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's petition for reinstatement of her law license.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 03, 2016
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reinstated a legal malpractice claim by labor union leader John Dougherty against Pepper Hamilton, hinging its ruling on the unanswered question of just how public an inadvertently unsealed Pacer document really is.
Christopher B. Chuff, Joanna J. Cline, Douglas D. Herrmann, and James H.S. Levine : Delaware Business Court Insider : February 03, 2016
The Delaware Court of Chancery's Jan. 22 opinion in , C.A. No. 10020-CB, follows the recent trend of judicial skepticism of disclosure-based settlements.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 02, 2016
If the Freeh report had been issued under any other name, would it have provided a greater degree of privilege for the underlying documents?
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 01, 2016
While Pepper Hamilton overcame the majority of discrimination and retaliation claims levied by a former project attorney, a federal judge said it is up to a jury to determine whether working a normal schedule is an essential job function of a contract lawyer.
: The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2016
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Bar Association is scheduled to host a Chancellor's Forum titled "Crime and Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality," from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th-floor conference center, Philadelphia. The event is co-presented by the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bar Association's civil rights committee, delivery of legal services committee and criminal justice and public interest sections. Visit www.philadelphiabar.org to register.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 20, 2016
New study finds that difficult interviews yield higher employee satisfaction.
: The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2016
Kyle W. Fox joined Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg as an associate.
: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016
Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2016
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has filed a motion to dismiss the counts against her in a lawsuit brought by former OAG employees including Frank Fina and E. Marc Costanzo, arguing that they fail to state a claim of First Amendment retaliation.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016
The new quasi-nonprofit ownership structure for the Philadelphia Inquirer is the brainchild of Richard Fox, who leads the philanthropic practice at 100-lawyer Dilworth Paxson.
: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016
Lawyers for Major League Baseball players Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard went for a double play last week in federal district court in Washington, filing libel lawsuits against Al-Jazeera America LLC. Zimmerman and Howard — starting first basemen for the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, respectively — claim a recent Al-Jazeera program falsely accused them of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Plus more in this week's column.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2016
After nearly two years on hold, former Penn State President Graham Spanier will be able to move forward with his defamation suit against Louis Freeh and his investigation group, but Spanier may not directly sue his former employer for breach of contract.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016
An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2016
In Pennsylvania federal court, a recent spate of decisions on whether class actions could move forward have hinged on the factor of ascertainability, which at a minimum requires a showing that prospective class members are readily identifiable.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2016
As technology companies invaded Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show this week, touting the ways their new products will make users' lives easier, data privacy lawyers were helping craft the promises those companies could make about what happens to the personal data these products capture.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2016
The state Supreme Court has relisted labor union leader John Dougherty's previously dismissed appeal in a defamation suit, reviving a case that has come to involve recusals, campaign donations, quorum issues and the court's new complement of justices.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2016
Louis J. Freeh has left Pepper Hamilton to rejoin Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, the law firm that saw all of its attorneys join Pepper Hamilton in 2012, the latter confirmed.
Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : January 05, 2016
The programs are aimed to 'ensure that graduates have a mastery of executive technology.'
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2015
The six companies that are pioneering litigation funding in the U.S.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2015
Pennsylvania's largest law firms were busy scooping up boutiques across the country in 2015, while out-of-state firms opened up shop in cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 28, 2015
More partner movement at K&L Gates before year's end; DLA Piper closes its Tampa office; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton brings back a former partner from IMG College; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.