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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 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 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

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Panel: Harassment Suit Not Barred by Whistleblower Claim

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

The First Department said invoking New York's whistleblower statute, which prohibits retaliation against an employee for reporting unlawful corporate conduct that threatens public safety, does not preclude workplace discrimination claims that are "separate and independent" from a retaliation claim.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Niro Firm Slapped With $4 Million in Sanctions

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 22, 2015

A federal judge awarded HTC Corp. "exceptional case" attorney fees after finding lawyers at Niro, Haller & Niro knew of client's false declarations to the PTO.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 17, 2015

Additions and promotions at Akerman, Davis Polk, Sheppard Mullin, Seyfarth Shaw and more.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : July 13, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Second Circuit Holds 'Product Hopping' May Violate Antitrust Laws," "LLC Dissolution: A More Demanding Process," "New Commercial Division Rules Reflect Court's Efficiency Goals" and "Scope of Section 220 Discovery After 'Wal-Mart'."

Judge Brings Halt to Ericsson-TCL Patent Litigation

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 13, 2015

Sheppard Mullin's Stephen Korniczky helped the Chinese smartphone maker land an anti-suit injunction against litigation in Europe, Brazil and Russia.

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Medical-Device Maker Wins $20 Million in Fight With Founder

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 06, 2015

Eitan Konstantino breached his fiduciary duty by developing a rival product while still a board member of AngioScore, ruled U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sheppard Mullin Brings on Another Partner in Seoul

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2015

Capital markets lawyer Johneth Chongseo Park makes the move from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Pillsbury Chair Takes Stock After Departures

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 02, 2015

Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain answered our questions about a spate of recent partner defections, the firm's merger outlook, and the search for his eventual replacement.

An Expensive Victory for the Beastie Boys

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

The hip-hop group wins a copyright infringement case, but only gets a fraction of the legal fees it sought.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The FCPA Challenges of Doing Business in Cuba

Bethany Hengsbach : Corporate Counsel : June 24, 2015

Before jumping into the Cuban market, U.S. companies need to be cognizant of, and prepare for, the significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act risks of doing business there.

Another Software Patent Falls to 'Alice'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 23, 2015

The Federal Circuit's decision affirming Judge Jeffrey White skirts the question of how early Section 101 challenges should be considered.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 22, 2015

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

O'Melveny Gets Win in Florida for Sirius XM

Zoe Ferguson : The Litigation Daily : June 22, 2015

In a turn of events, Sirius XM Radio and its lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers convinced a Florida judge that the founders of the 60s rock group the Turtles can't stop the radio company from playing their music.

Inadmissible: Server Sues Restaurant, Says Tip Pooling is Required

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 18, 2015

A server at a New Jersey Houlihan's restaurant has filed a complaint in the District of New Jersey alleging the restaurant chain unlawfully requires servers to engage in tip pooling with employees who are not traditionally tipped.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Cuts Sheppard Mullin's Fees in Beastie Boys Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 16, 2015

The judge declined to award the $2.4 million in legal fees that the Beastie Boys had requested after a copyright victory over the maker of Monster energy drink, granting instead less than $668,000.

Sheppard Takes IP Trio from Pillsbury

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : June 15, 2015

Partners to join Del Mar and D.C. offices.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

10 Things Appellate Specialists Should Tell Trial Counsel

Robert J. Stumpf Jr., Karin Vogel and Guylyn Cummins : Corporate Counsel : June 12, 2015

In-house counsel who manage their companies' litigation would be wise to establish and facilitate communication between their lead trial counsel and appellate specialists.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Using E-Signatures in Employee Arbitration Agreements

Paul Cowie and Kevin Jackson : Employment Law Strategist : June 09, 2015

It is critical that employers follow accepted best practices and protocols to ensure that electronically distributed documents are enforceable. After all, that's why employees are asked to sign them in the first place.