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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 Los Angeles-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, London, MA, MI, NJ, NY, PA 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

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 http://goo.gl/aVnrh2.

Movers

: 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.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Associates Class of 2014: M-Q

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

2014 Pro Bono Award Winners

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

NJSBA honors two attorneys and a practice group for dedication to pro bono cases.

A New Trend in Reducing Pension Obligations in Chapter 9?

Francis J. Lawall and Lesley S. Welwarth : The Legal Intelligencer : October 17, 2014

Many municipalities across the United States remain under severe fiscal distress as a result of financial promises made that no longer can be honored. One of the largest of those obligations often arises from unfunded or underfunded pension benefits accrued over decades of employee service.

Include White Men in the Conversations About Diversity

Naomi K. McLaurin : The Legal Intelligencer : October 13, 2014

Too often, white men are not included in conversations about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. In order to advance diversity and inclusion, everyone should be included in the conversation, especially white men. Given their power and authority, white men are in the best position to effect change and influence others.

Largest Law Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Largest Law Firms

Allstate Settles Accident-Related Bad-Faith Claim

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 07, 2014

A bad-faith suit against Allstate Insurance Co. stemming from an auto-accident case that produced a $19.1 million verdict in Philadelphia has been settled for $22 million.

McCaffery, Rapaport Ordered to Answer Referral Fee Questions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 07, 2014

The judge overseeing a defamation case filed by state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, has laid the groundwork for discovery, ordering the couple to answer detailed questions about the referral fees Rapaport was paid that were the subject of the allegedly offending newspaper articles.

Gallagher Succeeds Freeh as Pepper Hamilton Chairman

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 03, 2014

Pepper Hamilton Chairman Louis J. Freeh is stepping down from the role nearly two years after taking the helm of the firm and a little more than one month after he was in a serious car accident in Vermont.

Universities Help Drive Need for Data-Security Advice

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Data breaches at Target, Home Depot and more recently JPMorgan Chase have grabbed the biggest headlines this year, but threats aren't limited to for-profit entities, according to lawyers in a seemingly growing data-security practice area.

Bryan Cave's First Female Chair Plans DC Growth, Innovation

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 03, 2014

D.C.-based Therese Pritchard became the first female chair of Missouri-founded Bryan Cave Wednesday and spoke with The National Law Journal about her strategy.

A Bribe Is a Bribe

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : October 01, 2014

Regulators aren't giving companies a pass when payments are small.

Kathryn Goldstein Legge

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Associate, Griesing Law

People in the News - Sept. 30, 2014 - Opening of Garber Law LLC

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Marc A. Feller, Dilworth Paxson partner and chair of the firm's public finance group, was elected by unanimous vote to become a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.

$22 Mil. Settlement Reached in Allstate Bad-Faith Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

A bad-faith suit against Allstate Insurance Co. stemming from an auto-accident case that produced a $19.1 million verdict in Philadelphia has been settled for $22 million.

2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

First-Year Hiring Declines While Diversity Soars

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2014

Entry-level hiring at Pennsylvania's law firms has declined after seeing an uptick in 2013.

Drinker Biddle Prepares for Leadership Transition in 2015

Gina Passarella 
and Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Longtime Drinker Biddle & Reath Chairman Alfred W. Putnam Jr. will hand over leadership of the firm next year to his second-in-command, executive partner Andrew C. Kassner, a number of sources have confirmed to The Legal.

Discovery Battles in McCaffery Defamation Case Persist

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

The discovery battles in a defamation lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, against the owners of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers have shed light on a number of topics raised by the papers' publications at issue.

People in the News - Sept. 18, 2014 - Palmer Joins Pepper Hamilton

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

J. Bryan Tuk of Eastburn and Gray is set to speak at the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce seminar from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Health and Wellness Center in Warrington, Pa.

Public's Trust May Prove Elusive in NFL Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : New York Law Journal : September 15, 2014

The NFL announced Wednesday it has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller III, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, to investigate its handling of the caught-on-video assault by former player Ray Rice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

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

Paterno Suit Pared but Survives Objections

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 12, 2014

A Centre County judge said he will allow to proceed the lawsuit by the estate of Joe Paterno against the NCAA, but with 16 former plaintiffs stripped from the case.

NFL Investigation Leads to Questions on Law Firm Choice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 11, 2014

Clients often hire firms with whom they have a business connection, as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr does with the NFL. But those choices must gain the trust of a scrutinizing public that seeks independent answers, such as in the Ray Rice investigation.