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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 584
  • Gross Revenues: $510,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $875,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,365,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

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 $510,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 64th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 64 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 64 1 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

DLA Adds Corporate Partner in the Valley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 28, 2015

Louis Lehot had been at Cooley for the past two years.

Hacked Emails Offer a Peek Inside Sony's Legal Department

Brian Baxter and 
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

In messages now posted online, Sony in-house lawyers discuss their outside counsel—not always favorably.

Calling Mr. Mom

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

If more couples decided that he should stay home with the kids, women lawyers would thrive.

Minority Ranks at Large Firms Show Little Growth

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The percentage of minorities at large law firms hasn't changed much in seven years, our Diversity Scorecard shows.

When Free Samples Run Afoul of the FTC Act

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 21, 2015

The dangers of "consumer-to-consumer" marketing, or giving out product samples in exchange for social media and public relations buzz.

Morning Wrap: Akin Gump's Clinton Cash | Sheppard Mullin's New Orleans Job

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 21, 2015

Inside the private law firm oversight of the New Orleans police force, and how one major D.C. law and lobbying firm supports Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Sheppard Mullin Finds New Orleans Police Making Progress—Slowly

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 20, 2015

Sheppard Mullin is almost two years into its job as monitor of the New Orleans Police Department. Partner Jonathan Aronie has submitted five quarterly reports to the city documenting the department's progress, the latest of which was presented at a public meeting Wednesday night. But some in the community are frustrated with the lack of change they're seeing on the ground.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 18, 2015

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

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hamilton LLP v. Strenger

: New York Law Journal : May 14, 2015

Firm Shows Entitlement to Orders of Seizure, Attachment for Breach of Security Agreement

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Standing Room Only For Antitrust Case

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Courtroom 5 on the second floor at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with about 100 onlookers, all gathered to watch a merger trial that pits the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Feds Paid $45M to Northrop to Settle Trade Secrets Case

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 06, 2015

The U.S. government paid $45 million to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. over claims that federal agencies misappropriated trade secrets related to a polar satellite program, The National Law Journal learned through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

Investors Awarded For Adviser's Fiduciary Breaches

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2015

An arbitrator awarded two investors more than $48.4 million for the alleged misrepresentations of a registered investment adviser and investment firm that the claimants' counsel said bordered on a Ponzi scheme.

On the Move

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

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

McKenna's Revenue, Profit Dive From Lawyer Losses in Year Before Dentons Merger

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 24, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge lost a lot of lawyers last year, which markedly reduced revenue and profit. The departures followed McKenna's last-minute decision in November 2013 not to merge with global megafirm Dentons—a deal that was revived and then approved earlier this month.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sheppard Snags Corporate Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 20, 2015

Adam Ettinger specializes in advising emerging companies.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

From Big Law to Beaver Creek, One Partner's Journey From Sheppard Mullin to Ski Scholar

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

Prentice O'Leary, a longtime bankruptcy lawyer at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, is spending his retirement as a part-time ski instructor at a major ski resort in Colorado.

Investors Win $48M Against Financial Advisers

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 16, 2015

An arbitrator has awarded two investors more than $48.4 million for the alleged misrepresentations of a registered investment adviser and investment firm that the claimants' counsel said bordered on a Ponzi scheme.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 06, 2015

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

Cochlear Topples $130 Million Patent Verdict

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 01, 2015

A federal judge invalidated claims of two patents held by the Alfred E. Mann Foundation and ordered a new damages trial.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lawyer to Ballmer in LA Clippers Fight Jumps Firms

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 30, 2015

Adam Streisand, who has handled litigation over several celebrity estates, joined Sheppard Mullin, along with colleague Nicholas Van Brunt.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 26, 2015

NYSARC Inc., a nonprofit supporting individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families, has promoted Kathryn Jerian to general counsel, along with news from law firms.

3 Challenges for Companies That Want to Go Cuban

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : March 26, 2015

As the U.S.-Cuba economic and diplomatic connection evolves, companies are trying to figure out how to move into this untapped market in a compliant manner.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.