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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton ranked as the 83rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL, London 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

A Bingham-Morgan Merger Would Be Big in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

With 400 lawyers in the state's major markets, a combined firm would be a formidable player. Still, it's not clear whether merger talks are serious.

Joanne Garvey, First Female BASF President, 1935-2014

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

Garvey, a tax lawyer, shattered numerous glass ceilings during her career.

Corporate Restructuring And Bankruptcy

: New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting the Rights of IP Licensors, Licensees in Bankruptcy," "Puerto Rico's New Bankruptcy Law: A Quick Fix?," "Litigating Make-Whole Premiums in Bankruptcy" and "Applying the Proper Valuation for a Company's Industry."

Key Bingham Group Mulling Move Amid Merger Talks

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : September 08, 2014

James Roome, a London-based managing partner, global financial restructuring cochair and executive board member at Bingham McCutchen, could lead an overseas exodus of international partners from the firm should it push forward with merger talks with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Roome's potential departure from Bingham would be a huge blow to the firm, which recently revamped its leadership structure and compensation system after a tough year financially in 2013.

Sheppard Mullin Chases The Cool Quotient in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Ten stories above Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's staid Washington office reception room, the firm's associates brainstorm about their work, life and happiness.

ChinaWhys Trial Underlines Due Diligence Obstacles in China

Wenxiong Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 08, 2014

International law firms often rely on corporate intelligence firms to investigate clients' Chinese business partners or third-party suppliers. Following the conviction of two corporate investigators, lawyers are concerned about new challenges to conducting due diligence in China.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 08, 2014

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

The Careerist: Another Big Law Partner Weds Hottie

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : September 05, 2014

The loves and lusts of members of the bar. News and gossip roundup.

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Associate Morale Is High, But So Is Angst

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The results of the 2014 Associates Survey expose high anxiety over workplace demands and partnership prospects.

Real Estate Roundup: Big Firms Move to Smaller Spaces

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Law firms are trading down in square footage per attorney when they take out new leases, and increasingly are looking for flexible, more economical spaces in line with the corporate clients they serve, commercial real estate experts say.

For Paul Weiss Client, Time Runs Out to Opt Out

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Lawyers for Sharp Electronics insisted that a missed opt-out deadline was "harmless oversight," but a federal judge disagreed.

For Paul Weiss Client Sharp, Time Runs Out to Opt Out

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Lawyers for Sharp Electronics insisted that a missed opt-out deadline in a price-fixing class action was a "harmless oversight," but a federal judge disagreed.

Obama Picks Former Federal Prosecutor to Fill Wilken's Seat

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 18, 2014

The nomination of Covington & Burling partner Haywood Gilliam Jr. may battle for attention from a distracted Senate.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : August 11, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Niro Firm Back in Fee-Fight Frying Pan

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 04, 2014

HTC's lawyers say they've found new evidence the Niro firm knew client Daniel Henderson had lied about his invention, including an email calling for a more "circumspect" approach to presenting his story.

Niro Firm Back in Fee-Fight Frying Pan

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 04, 2014

HTC's lawyers say they've found new evidence the Niro firm knew client Daniel Henderson had lied about his invention, including an email calling for a more "circumspect" approach to presenting his story.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 04, 2014

Broker Who Exploited Dying Patients Settles SEC Charges

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : July 31, 2014

A broker charged with scouring nursing homes and hospices for terminally ill patients so wealthy clients could reap death benefits from annuities contracts agreed to pay $850,000, admit limited wrongdoing and be barred from the securities industry, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Careerist: Big Law Partner to Wed Star of Wonder Years

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 21, 2014

The latest in gossipy, curious and totally irrelevant news about people in law.

Understanding Legal Malpractice to Reduce Your Risk

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : July 16, 2014

Know what constitutes malpractice and outline your duties to clients at the start of a relationship to mitigate exposure.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Constant Communication Can Prevent Payment Problems From Becoming Lawsuits

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : July 09, 2014

Billing early and often, following up on nonpayment and other helpful hints to stop billing issues from becoming malpractice claims.

Catheter Patent Suit Balloons in Scope

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 07, 2014

After a ruling from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, medical device maker TriReme brings in new lawyers to fight claims its CEO breached a fiduciary duty to a rival.

UC-Hastings Dean Fights Rankings Dive

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : July 03, 2014

Frank Wu wants to stop talking about the U.S. News rankings. If only he could.

Legal Fees and the Malpractice Minefield

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : July 03, 2014

Five steps for effective billing and collection that can help avoid legal malpractice claims.