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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

Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split on Trademark Tacking

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

In a win for Sheppard Mullin, the court said juries, not judges should decide whether two marks are significantly similar that the older priority date should apply.

Market for Patent Litigators Remains Strong Despite Troll Thrashing

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.

Here's the D.C. Circuit Today on Employee Accessories

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Style gurus and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agree: accessories matter. On Friday, the court put a lid on the National Labor Relation Board, ruling that a company policy limiting the kinds of baseball hats that workers can wear doesn't necessarily violate labor laws. At least not with the right accessories.

Litigator of the Week: Stephen Korniczky of Sheppard Mullin

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2015

Korniczky didn't just soundly defeat a patent lawsuit against his client HTC. After six years of litigation—and some help from his big brother—he turned the tables so thoroughly on his opponent's lawyers that they're now on the hook for as much as $4.7 million in sanctions.

$177M Spa Chain Settlement Entitles Class to Massages

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Tens of thousands of California customers of the Massage Envy Franchising chain of spas will have the opportunity to claim unused sessions for which they had prepaid, under a tentative class action settlement slated to go before a judge later this month, according to federal court documents.

Niro Firm Looks to Revive RPX Corp. Antitrust Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2015

After making headway in a patent infringement lawsuit targeting Samsung and HTC, Cascades Computer Innovation, a descendent of the "original patent troll," is now looking to reboot its related antitrust case against "defensive patent aggregator" RPX.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Roller Coaster Discrimination Suit Against Six Flags Lives On

Jennifer Genova : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2015

A lawsuit filed against amusement park operator Six Flags by a disabled New Jersey teen and his mother will live on after a federal judge declined the amusement park operator's motion for dismissal.

Judge to Make Niro Firm Pay Millions in Sanctions Over False Declarations

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 09, 2015

An Illinois judge says Raymond Niro Sr. and his colleagues must have known an inventors claims were false before they proceeded with patent litigation.

A Bad Precedent Trips Up O'Melveny in a Big IP Case

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Brought on to represent Sirius in a copyright fight, the firm makes a rookie mistake.

A Buyers' Bonanza in Seoul

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

An influx of foreign firms in Korea has led to rock-bottom rates for some legal services.

Move Over Grisham, More Lawyers Moonlight in Fiction

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 30, 2014

The latest legal thriller by Morgan Lewis partner Reece Hirsch has a timely topic—state-sponsored cybercrime.

Survey: Firm Leaders Are Bullish on 2015 Prospects

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : December 24, 2014

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

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.

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.