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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

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.

McKenna Partners to Vote Monday on Mega-Merger With Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 13, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge's partners will vote Monday on whether to merge with global megafirm Dentons, said a McKenna partner and three sources close to the firms on Friday.

Renoir, Rodin Works At Center of Conn. Art Fraud Lawsuit

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 10, 2015

The art world has become a big business, with more than $6 billion in modern art and $1.26 billion in contemporary art sold in 2011. And with big business comes big litigation.

McKenna Long, Dentons Looks to Merge Again

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

A little more than a year after a potential union between Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge fell through, the two Am Law 100 firms are once again examining the possibility of combining operations.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Sheppard Mullin, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Paul Hastings, Baker & McKenzie, and Anderson Kill announce promotions, among other news.

Sanctions for Plaintiffs-Side Patent Lawyer

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Amid findings that an inventor misled the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, a court declares his lawyers at Niro, Haller & Niro liable for the opposing side's attorneys fees.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

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

No Sanctions, but No Relief for Sirius XM in Copyright Fight

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

A California federal judge on Thursday rejected dueling Hail Mary motions by both sides in a key battle over copyrights to pre-1972 recordings.

Valley Firms Set Blistering Pace in a Strong Economic Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Joe Conroy's Cooley saw revenue climb 19 percent, while Orrick was flat and Pillsbury struggled to stay ahead of a surging Sheppard Mullin.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 19, 2015

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

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 17, 2015

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

China Formally Detains Canadian Man Suspected of Espionage

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 09, 2015

Kevin Garratt has been moved to a detention center after months under house arrest for allegedly stealing Chinese state secrets. His wife, who also was being held, has been released on bail.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Container Store Settles Zip Code Case

Lalita Clozel : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

The plaintiff in a putative class action suit accusing The Container Store Inc. of retaining the zip codes of credit card-paying customers has agreed to settle.

Marty Africa, 71, Pushed for a More Inclusive Profession

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 26, 2015

The legal recruiter was a force in getting firms to pay attention to diversity, and women partners to focus on business development.