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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

IN BRIEF: Freeh Injured in Crash

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Pepper Hamilton chairman Louis Freeh, a former judge and ­director of the FBI, was hospitalized in New Hampshire with serious injuries following a one-car accident. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

People in the News - Aug. 29, 2014 - La Ratta Reappointed ABA Chair

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 29, 2014

Anthony R. La Ratta, a partner with Archer & Greiner, was reappointed as chair of the probate and fiduciary litigation committee of the American Bar Association.

Freeh's Accident Highlights Need for Leadership Depth

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 27, 2014

Pepper Hamilton Chairman Louis J. Freeh, a former judge and director of the FBI, was in a New Hampshire hospital Tuesday after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident in Vermont.

Freeh's Accident Highlights Need for Leadership Depth

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 27, 2014

Pepper Hamilton Chairman Louis J. Freeh, a former judge and director of the FBI, was in a New Hampshire hospital Tuesday after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident in Vermont.

McCaffery Responds to Papers' Subpoena Request

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 25, 2014

In response to The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News' bid to subpoena law firms for information on referral fees paid to his wife, state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery in a court filing called the papers' bid "improper."

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Dougherty Video Deposition Compelled in Defamation Suit

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

Despite his claims a videotaped deposition containing potentially embarrassing information could be disseminated by the media, the state Superior Court has ruled that union leader John J. Dougherty's deposition will not be sealed.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

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

Freeh Asked to Show Cause to Move Suit by Spanier to U.S. Ct.

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 18, 2014

The federal judge presiding over Louis J. Freeh's attempts to remove a possible defamation case against him from state to federal court has ordered Freeh to show why the federal court has jurisdiction to take the case.

Newspapers Make Bid to Subpoena Firms in McCaffery Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 15, 2014

and have argued in court papers that they have a right to subpoena law firms to determine whether Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery's claims that he and his wife always acted ethically in regard to his wife's acceptance of referral fees are accurate.

McCaffery Seeks to Enjoin Papers' Publication of Personal Info

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial aide, Lise Rapaport, have filed a motion for a mandatory injunction seeking to prohibit Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers from publishing any personal information about the couple.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News - Aug. 12, 2014 - Jurewicz of Galfand Berger Speaks at PBI Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2014

Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at Galfand Berger, was a course planner and speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's seminar, "The Pain Puzzle: How to Prove a Pain Case," held July 24.

Four Firms Contort to Lululemon Stake Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2014

Choate Hall, DLA Piper, Weil and Vancouver's McCullough O'Connor Irwin are advising on an $845 million deal that sees Dennis "Chip" Wilson, the billionaire founder of Lululemon Athletica, sell half of his 27.7 percent stake in the yoga apparel retailer to private equity firm Advent International. The move averts a potential proxy fight at Lululemon and comes nine months after Wilson made controversial comments about the body size of the company's predominantly female customers.

White Collar Litigator Tapped as NYPD Counsel

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 08, 2014

Lawrence Byrne, a Pepper Hamilton partner whose father and brother were police officers, has been tapped as the police department's deputy commissioner for legal matters.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

People in the News - Aug. 7, 2014 - Aleem Choudhary Joins Obermayer Rebmann

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 07, 2014

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel added Aleem Choudhary in the role of director of litigation support.

Newspapers Seek Supreme Court's Intervention in McCaffery Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 07, 2014

and are asking the Supreme Court to decide the state of the law on false-light invasion of privacy in Pennsylvania before discovery or a trial begins in a defamation suit brought against the papers by one of the court's own justices.

Judge Orders Deposition Protocol in Incretin Litigation

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Michael Johnson of Johnson Becker in Minneapolis has been named lead counsel for coordinating depositions for plaintiffs alleging that they developed pancreatic cancer as a result of taking one of four incretin-based drugs.

Justices Won't Consider Oil and Gas Royalty Minimums

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 06, 2014

The state Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a case that dealt with the interpretation of oil and gas royalties under the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act.

Detroit Fee Examiner Disputes Dentons' Media Fees

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2014

The fee examiner keeping tabs on the bills of professionals working on Detroit's municipal bankruptcy questioned more than $67,000 worth of charges submitted by Dentons for media activities, such as reviewing newspaper coverage and compiling press reports, during the first three months of this year.

People in the News - Aug. 6, 2014 - Ex-Assistant U.S. Attorney Leverett Joins Pepper Hamilton

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 06, 2014

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Neuman "Larry" Leverett joined Pepper Hamilton as a partner in the white-collar litigation and investigations practice group, resident in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Greene's Suit Against Newspapers Tossed

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

A Philadelphia judge has dismissed former Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl R. Greene's defamation suit against two newspapers.

FCPA Lessons From Smith & Wesson Misfires

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 05, 2014

A close look at the Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. settlement suggests how companies should respond when faced with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act accusations.

Greene's Suit Against Newspapers Thrown Out

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 04, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has dismissed former Philadelphia Housing Authority executive director Carl R. Greene's defamation suit against two newspapers.

Stepping Up Your FCPA Compliance Program

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

When the Feds come knocking about Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, companies should be able to prove that they've taken the right compliance measures.

Dougherty's Malpractice Suit Against Pepper Hamilton Is Tossed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 01, 2014

After two other courts found an FBI affidavit of probable cause to search union leader John J. Dougherty's home was appropriately in the public domain, a Philadelphia judge has thrown out Dougherty's legal malpractice suit against Pepper Hamilton for using the affidavit in a separate defamation action.

Greene Vies for Linguist's Report in Defamation Lawsuit

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : July 29, 2014

The attorney for Carl R. Greene, former executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, argued Monday in court that a linguist's report should be brought into Greene's defamation case to help the jury understand that newspaper articles can be interpreted in different ways.