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Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 493
  • Gross Revenues: $354,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $720,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $845,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 6

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 6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 81 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 93 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 86 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 137 6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 88 1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 15 -14 Summer programs

In the News

Court Hears Reargument in Dougherty Video Deposition Case

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.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

Justices' Pharma Ruling Could Open New Avenue for Recovery

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

Although not all attorneys agree, many plaintiffs lawyers are taking the recent state Supreme Court decision that allowed a plaintiff's defective-design claims to go forward against a Pfizer subsidiary as a major victory in the pharmaceutical litigation arena.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Top Laterals of 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2013 supplement. Here is our list of top laterals and this year's runners-up.

Jones Day Earns $17 Million in Detroit Bankruptcy So Far

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

The City of Detroit's lead restructuring counsel has reaped 40 percent of the nearly $42 million in advisory fees paid out in the Chapter 9 case as of this week, according to a tally provided to The Am Law Daily by emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office.

Court Upholds Creditor-Friendly Liquidation Procedure

Francis J. Lawall and John Henry Schanne II : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2014

The statutory safe-harbor provisions within the U.S. Bankruptcy Code provide nondebtor parties to certain types of agreements, such as swap and forward contracts, with the unique right to terminate based solely upon the commencement of bankruptcy and to immediately liquidate the damages arising from such termination despite the automatic stay.

L.J. Zucca Inc. v. Allen Bros. Wholesale Distributors Inc.

Judith Nallin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

A violation of the Unfair Cigarette Sales Act requires proof that a wholesaler effectively sold its cigarettes at prices below its cost with an anticompetitive, not predatory, intent; proof of underpricing is prima facie, not conclusive, evidence of such intent.

Pepper Hamilton Attorney Elected Partner in Wilmington

: Delaware Law Weekly : January 15, 2014

Pepper Hamilton elected Evelyn J. Meltzer to the firm's partnership.

Fed. Judge Awards $161K in Attorney Fees in Drilling Case

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

A federal judge has awarded about $161,000 in attorney fees to an environmental conservation organization that refused to allow oil and gas drilling on a tract of land it sold to another environmental conservation organization.

People in the News - Jan. 14, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Burkey Belser, president and creative director of Greenfield/Belser, is scheduled to speak at the Philadelphia chapter of the Legal Marketing Association's January educational program.

More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Even as the percentage of women partners has increased over the last decade, female lawyers continue to make up less than one-third of the attorney population at Pennsylvania's 100 largest law firms, according to data tracked by Legal sibling publication PaLaw magazine.

Firms Begin to Eye Pricing Analysis

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

After a few years of collecting financial data and applying project management techniques to the legal process, law firms are beginning to dedicate resources to pricing analysis.

Firms Eschew Mandatory Arbitration Clauses With Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Mandatory arbitration clauses have found a home in some law firms' standard engagement letters, but one malpractice case in Philadelphia federal court is challenging whether such clauses violate public policy, or at least should be more detailed in explaining to a client what he or she is giving up by agreeing to arbitration.

Nazomi Loses Patent Fight Against Western Digital, Sling

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a prior ruling that Western Digital Corp. and Sling Media Inc. do not infringe two Nazomi patents relating to Java programming. Wiley Rein represented Western Digital. MoFo represented Sling. Pepper Hamilton made the case for Nazomi.

Calif. Law Firm Leaders Look Ahead to 2014

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 31, 2013

California-based managing partners close the book on 2013 with some cause for optimism. Fenwick's Kathryn Fritz says clients are asking law firms to "reinvent themselves from within."

Firms See Notable Mergers And Changes in Leadership

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

2013 was marked by a record number of law firm combinations, but some deals were star-crossed; John Edwards returns to the practice.

Law Firm Leaders Look Ahead to 2014

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 27, 2013

Managing partners close the book on 2013 with some cause for optimism. Fenwick's Kathryn Fritz says clients are asking law firms to "reinvent themselves from within."

Cold Remedy: Am Law 100 Firms Load Up on Pharma M&A

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2013

Pharmaceutical M&A got a late-year shot in the arm, with nearly $10 billion in deals involving major industry players like AstraZeneca and Bayer as 2013 came to a close. A bevy of Am Law 100 firms led by Covington, Kirkland, Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, and Weil have grabbed lead roles on the transactions.

For Large Law Firms, 2013 Was a Year of Expansion, Pseudo-Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

For Pennsylvania's large law firms, 2013 was a year of office expansion and pseudo-mergers.

Fox Rothschild to Acquire San Francisco Boutique

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2013

Fox Rothschild is merging with San Francisco-based MBV Law, effective Jan. 1, the firm announced Friday.

Imagining the Legal Director of PIP's Performance Review

David Richman : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

How do board members of public interest organizations make themselves useful? One way is by reviewing management's performance. While management may not crave a performance review, a nonprofit board is not free to shirk the task.

Regulatory Reform

: New York Law Journal : January 16, 2013

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Investment Banks Face Challenges Under New Municipal Advisor Rules," "Regulating Interconnectivity on the 'Internet of Things,'" "Costs and Benefits of JOBS Act's Lifting of General Advertising Ban" and "To Grow or Not to Grow."

Costs and Benefits of JOBS Act's Lifting of General Advertising Ban

Edward T. Dartley and Gregory J. Nowak : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2013

Edward T. Dartley and Gregory J. Nowak of Pepper Hamilton write: The SEC's recent lifting of the solicitation prohibition has engendered tremendous discussion in the legal and business community, as private companies and funds weigh the potential benefits and costs of these new opportunities. Rule 506(c) can bring benefits to private placement issuers, along with new requirements that also become effective.

Lawyer in Intelligent-Design Case Leaves Pepper to Form Own Firm

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2013

Litigator Stephen Harvey, who notably represented the plaintiffs in a challenge to the teaching of intelligent design in public schools and the more recent matter of getting two young patients on an adult lung donor list, has left Pepper Hamilton to start his own firm.

People in the News - Dec. 10, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2013

Five attorneys joined Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Philadelphia office.

People in the News - December 9, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2013

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy is set to host a holiday cocktail reception featuring comedian Joe Conklin.

Have the State's Largest Firms Grown Under New Leaders?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

In less than six years, 10 of the 14 Pennsylvania firms listed in the Am Law 200 have announced or completed changes to the uppermost tier of their leadership structures following long, successful tenures.

Limitations Imposed Upon the 'in Pari Delicto' Defense

Francis J. Lawall and James C. Carignan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2013

Section 541(a) of the Bankruptcy Code creates an "estate" composed generally of all legal and equitable interests of the debtor existing as of the filing date.

People in the News - December 4, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2013

William P. Conaboy and Judy Wang Mayer joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as an associate and senior attorney, respectively, in the firm's health care section.

Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption of Reliance May Be Overruled

Robert L. Hickok, Gay Parks Rainville and Min Choi : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2013

On Nov. 15, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Halliburton Co.'s second petition for writ of certiorari in the, No. 13-317, securities litigation, this time to consider whether to "overrule or substantially modify the holding of , 485 U.S. 224 (1988), to the extent it allows a presumption of classwide reliance under the fraud-on-the-market theory," and, if the court does not overrule to decide whether a defendant "may rebut the presumption and prevent class certification by introducing evidence that the alleged misrepresentations did not distort the market price of its stock."

With Detroit's Chapter 9 Filing Approved, Some Firms Win Big

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

In a historic ruling handed down Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit's Chapter 9 petition and made the Motor City the largest U.S. municipality ever to declare itself legally insolvent. Rhodes' decision, which also permits the cutting of city pension obligations and the sale of municipal assets, means htat more than a dozen Am Law 200 firms will continue to rack up fees advising clients in the case.

Few Law Grads Finding Jobs Through Online Match Service

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2013

Widely praised when it launched two years ago, JD Match has so far had little impact on recruiting.

Pennsylvania Firms Not Looking To Move Back-Office Locations

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2013

From Wheeling to Lexington and Dayton to Tallahassee, U.S. law firms have increasingly looked to move back-office operations to less expensive geographic markets in an effort to save on rent and employee compensation.

2014 Forecast: Pa. Firms Will Likely Grind It Out Again

Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2013

The best that most Pennsylvania law firms can expect in terms of revenue growth in 2014 is between 3 and 7 percent, according to a review of both local and national surveys, as well as several years' worth of reported financials and discussions with longtime legal industry observers.

Few Law Grads Finding Jobs Through Online Match Service

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Widely praised when it launched two years ago, JD Match has so far had little impact on recruiting.

Transportation Act: Major Change in Law of Independent Contractors

Richard J. Reibstein and Janet B. Barsky : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2013

Richard J. Reibstein and Janet B. Barsky of Pepper Hamilton write: A new bill that will significantly limit the use of independent contractors to deliver commercial goods in New York is awaiting signature by the governor. Businesses that currently treat as independent contractors some or all drivers who deliver commercial goods to their customers will have to reclassify such individuals as employees unless the drivers meet one of two tests. Both of these tests are far more challenging to meet than the common law test currently used in New York to determine if a worker is an employee or independent contractor.

Strong Fourth Quarter Buoyed Firm Finances in 2012

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

When it came through 2012's financial performance, Pennsylvania's largest law firms saw everything from small to double-digit rises in most of the key metrics.

Jones Day Detroit Bankruptcy Tab So Far: $11 Million

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2013

According to Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr's latest tally, the firm had been paid $11 million against an $18 million cap through October 1 for its work advising the financially crippled city on its restructuring.

Pennsylvania Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Pa. Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

IN BRIEF: Billion-Dollar Coffee

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

A U.S. arbitrator has awarded Kraft Foods Inc. $2.76 billion in its breach-of-contract dispute with Starbucks Corp. over packaged coffee. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Freeh Fires Back at Spanier's Notice of Defamation Claim

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2013

Louis Freeh, who led an investigation into Penn State's handling of child sex-abuse reports in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, has fired back at former university President Graham Spanier's writ of summons paving the way for a potential defamation suit.

Pepper Hamilton Attorney Named to Position of IWIRC

: Delaware Law Weekly : January 13, 2013

Evelyn J. Meltzer of Pepper Hamilton was named vice programs director in charge of regional programming for the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

Pepper Hamilton Announces Opening of Silicon Valley Office

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2013

Pepper Hamilton has opened a Silicon Valley office with the addition of three intellectual property partners from Goodwin Procter, the firm announced Tuesday.

Pepper Hamilton Opens Valley Office With Goodwin Trio

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2013

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Pepper Hamilton poaches three Goodwin Procter partners to open in Silicon Valley; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr takes a partner from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and Brown Rudnick hires the former cochair of Bingham McCutchen's life sciences practice. .

Shearman Nabs Role on $1.2 Billion Software Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Francisco Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the technology sector, has once again tapped Shearman & Sterling for transactional work. This time, the firm is advising on the proposed $1.17 billion sale of cloud-technology provider GXS Group to Canadian software company Open Text.

How Pa.'s Investment Management Practice Shrank

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2013

Six years after bringing an investment management practice to Philadelphia-based Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, partner Laura Anne Corsell and of counsel Don E. Felice have left to join Newark-based McCarter & English's Philadelphia office.

Fee Tracker: Penn State's Sex Abuse Tab, Herbalife and Twitter

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

Tallying up what Am Law 200 firms are making for their work on notable matters in the news, including the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Bill Ackman's bet against Herbalife, the coming Wikipedia reboot and Twitter's planned IPO.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013