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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 549
  • Gross Revenues: $466,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $850,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,245,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has 549 attorneys and is the 73rd largest firm in the United States.  With $466,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 65th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton ranked as the 77th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 65 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 65 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 73 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 136 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 45 -7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 43 -5 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 21 -8 Summer programs

In the News

Judge Rules Safeway Breached Online Shopping Contract

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 16, 2014

A California federal judge has sided with online customers of Safeway Inc., who alleged in a class action that the store breached its contract by charging them more for groceries they ordered on the Internet than had they made the purchases in a store.

Governor Taps New Legal Affairs Aide

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 15, 2014

Peter Krause replaces Jonathan Renner, who was appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal.

Judge Slams O'Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Soon after swooping in to represent Sirius XM Radio in potentially industry-shaking copyright litigation, O'Melveny & Myers suffered a nasty setback when a judge ruled that newly-cited precedent trumpeted by the firm had been overruled 60 years ago. 

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

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

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Five Big Firms Are on 100 Best Places to Work List

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 08, 2014

Crains just came out with 100 best places to work in New York, and a bunch of big law firms actually made the list. But not one of them is a New York-born firm.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : December 04, 2014

Evan R. Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was appointed chairman of The New York Public Library's board of trustees, among other recent appointments and honors.

Sirius Hopes New Lawyers, Old Case Law Can Undo Copyright Rulings

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 02, 2014

Sirius XM Radio reacted to a string of courtroom losses by firing its law firms and bringing in new lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers. Can the firm reverse its client's fortunes by citing a ruling from radio's golden age?

Docket Watch: Facebook Threats and Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench Dec. 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

Survey: Firm Leaders Are Bullish on 2015 Prospects

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Almost 90 percent of respondents to our Law Firm Leaders survey expect growth in profits per partner next year.

Justices Return to Consider Facebook Threats, Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : November 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench December 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

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

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Korea's Competitive Legal Market Puts Pressure on Price

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014

Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.

Sirius XM Ousts Weil, Taps O'Melveny in Copyright Cases

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 18, 2014

After a string of adverse rulings in a battle over the rights to pre-1972 music, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has completely replaced its legal team with a squad of lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers, led by Daniel Petrocelli.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Judge Approves $53M Deal in Car Rental Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 05, 2014

After four years of wrangling over class action settlement terms, a judge has signed off on a $53 million deal between The Hertz Corp. and car-rental customers at two Nevada airports who alleged they were unlawfully charged undisclosed fees.

How to Conduct Due Diligence With the FCPA in Mind

Thad McBride : Corporate Counsel : November 03, 2014

It is essential to develop a due diligence framework that ensures a consistent approach to the factors that must be assessed and the judgments that must be made.

Nothing Personal

Wenxiong Zhang : Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Due diligence in China is suddenly a lot harder, as investigators learned.

In-House Counsel Profile: DeLaval Inc.'s Noel Elfant

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Noel Elfant is chief legal officer for North America, working with counterparts in five countries.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 23, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Contract Threatened for Contractor That Cleared Snowden

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : October 23, 2014

The company that conducted the background security investigations for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis stands to lose a $210 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security, the Government Accountability Office ruled in a decision released Thursday.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ustream Inc.'s Anne Ortel

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

"It's always a challenge when you're helping a company shift its business model."

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : October 17, 2014

Abraham George, formerly a deputy bureau chief in the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office's Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau, has become general counsel at The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice, and other moves.

Sheppard Mullin's James Soong

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

A patent strategist's take on the new post-grant proceedings, why they appeal to clients, and what controversies lie ahead.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Cooley Wins Attorney Fees After NexTag Patent Trial Win

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 10, 2014

A federal judge in Charlotte held that LendingTree and its lawyers at Sheppard Mullin engaged in unreasonable litigation tactics against Cooley client NexTag and must pay a large portion of Cooley's fees.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 06, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.