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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

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.

Proskauer Helps Keep Bills in Buffalo

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

In what could be the largest-ever sale of a National Football League team, Proskauer Rose is advising the estate of the late Ralph Wilson Jr. on its agreement to sell the Buffalo Bills to shale gas industry billionaire Terrence Pegula for a reported $1.4 billion. A handful of other regional and Am Law 100 firms also have roles related to the sale.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Only Debtor's Intent Relevant in Fraudulent Conveyance Claim

Francis J. Lawall and Michael J. Custer : The Legal Intelligencer : September 05, 2014

Fraudulent conveyance litigation, whether filed in federal or state court, is typically designed to recover assets intentionally transferred to a third party as part of a debtor's scheme to avoid the claims of its creditors. What is often misunderstood in such litigation is whether a defendant's lack of knowledge regarding the debtor's fraudulent intent warrants a motion to dismiss. Unfair as it may seem, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has recently confirmed that only the debtor's intent is relevant in SB Liquidation Trust v. Preferred Bank (In re Syntax-Brillian), 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 15359 (3d Cir. Aug. 11, 2014). This decision sends a clear message to defendants facing intentional fraudulent-transfer actions that, although their lack of knowledge may provide an affirmative defense, it does not prevent such claims from going forward.

In McCaffery Lawsuit, Judge OKs Subpoenas of Law Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 04, 2014

The judge overseeing the defamation suit filed by state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial aide, Lise Rapaport, has dismissed the couple's objections to subpoenas of seven law firms that paid Rapaport referral fees.