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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 606
  • Gross Revenues: $559,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $925,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,445,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has 584 attorneys and is the 69th largest firm in the United States.  With $510,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 64th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton ranked as the 76th 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 60 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 60 4 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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 04, 2016

Seven firms announce new additions, the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office has appointed Taryn Merkl as acting deputy chief of its criminal division, and attorneys Jennifer Keough, Neil Zola and David Isaac have formed JND Legal Administration to administer large-scale class actions, bankruptcy and mass tort cases.

Cybersecurity and 8 Steps to Preparing for the Inevitable

Angela Bunting, Nuix and Alexander Major, Sheppard Mullin : Legaltech News : May 03, 2016

These high level points counsel should consider before and after a breach occurs in order to not be the one who didn't do enough.

April: Lateral Litigator Winners and Losers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 02, 2016

A look at some of the most notable lateral litigator moves in April.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 29, 2016

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

State Justices Grant Review in Sheppard Mullin Fee Fight

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 27, 2016

The firm appealed a January order that it refund fees paid by J-M Manufacturing, a former client, because of an undisclosed conflict.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Chipotle GMO Class Action, in Miami Court, Survives Dismissal Motion

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : April 22, 2016

The class action lawsuit against Chipotle Mexican Grill over genetically modified food survived a motion to dismiss.

Dentons Tells Ex-McKenna Partners It Still Wants Its $2M

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 22, 2016

For the second time, Dentons has told partners who joined it through the McKenna Long & Aldridge merger last year that they owe for a $2 million accounting error.

Valley Firms Surge in The Am Law 100

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 22, 2016

The list is out! And California firms outpaced their peers in a year of glacial growth.

Smartphone Wars Find a New Front

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 20, 2016

Patent battles focused on FRAND royalties have largely been waged out of view, but a case in Orange County is bringing transparency to a $10 million dispute.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

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

Meet the 2016 Litigation Department and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : April 16, 2016

The Recorder is celebrating the California lawyers who won big last year and highlighting the departments, litigators and in-house lawyers who delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.

Litigation Department of the Year: Giant Slayer, Stephen Korniczky

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

When the Sheppard Mullin partner took on the original "patent troll," he won his case and sent an unmistakable message.

Virtual Real Estate Company Hires Real-Life GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 14, 2016

Alexander Vellandi is moving in and in his new role, he'll be responsible for all legal aspects of the platform's corporate and business operations.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spring Forward: What Top Litigator Lateral Moves Tell Us About the Market

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2016

Demand for litigators seems to be lagging behind corporate, regulatory and transactional specialists--consistent with predictions by some consultants earlier this year. So what do recent lateral moves tell us about the market for litigators?

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 28, 2016

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

Shout-Out: Sheppard Mullin and Morgan Lewis Dial Up Pressure in IP Battle

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2016

Lawyers for TCL Communication Technology Holdings are celebrating the latest turn in a worldwide IP battle against Ericsson.

Sheppard Brings on IP Partner With China Practice

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 24, 2016

Weiguo "Will" Chen joins the firm's Palo Alto office from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

2016 New Partner Announcements

: The American Lawyer : March 14, 2016

The American Lawyer invites firms to send us the names of their new partners for 2016. Please send submissions to newpartners@alm.com.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

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

Google Is the Latest Target for a Privacy Class Action Over Facial Scanning

Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : March 08, 2016

According to the complaint, the tech giant uses the face prints to identify individuals in photos uploaded to its cloud-based photo storing service, Google Photo.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016

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

Tech Firms Lead Way in Golden State

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 04, 2016

Wilson, Fenwick and Joe Conroy's Cooley see revenues and profits surge, while other California-focused firms delivered modest to healthy gains in 2015.

10 Noteworthy Legal Tech Job Moves So Far in 2016

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : March 04, 2016

LTN runs down the movements from legal technology movers and shakers, ranging from a new firm CIO to an e-discovery company's new chairman.

Sheppard Mullin Names 11 Lawyers As New Partners

Staff : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2016

They'll be based in California, New York, Washington, D.C., and Belgium.