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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

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.

Judge Approves $53M Deal in Car Rental Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 05, 2014

After four years of wrangling over class action settlement terms, a judge has signed off on a $53 million deal between The Hertz Corp. and car-rental customers at two Nevada airports who alleged they were unlawfully charged undisclosed fees.

How to Conduct Due Diligence With the FCPA in Mind

Thad McBride : Corporate Counsel : November 03, 2014

It is essential to develop a due diligence framework that ensures a consistent approach to the factors that must be assessed and the judgments that must be made.

Nothing Personal

Wenxiong Zhang : Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Due diligence in China is suddenly a lot harder, as investigators learned.

In-House Counsel Profile: DeLaval Inc.'s Noel Elfant

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Noel Elfant is chief legal officer for North America, working with counterparts in five countries.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 23, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Contract Threatened for Contractor That Cleared Snowden

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : October 23, 2014

The company that conducted the background security investigations for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis stands to lose a $210 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security, the Government Accountability Office ruled in a decision released Thursday.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ustream Inc.'s Anne Ortel

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

"It's always a challenge when you're helping a company shift its business model."

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : October 17, 2014

Abraham George, formerly a deputy bureau chief in the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office's Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau, has become general counsel at The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice, and other moves.

Sheppard Mullin's James Soong

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

A patent strategist's take on the new post-grant proceedings, why they appeal to clients, and what controversies lie ahead.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Cooley Wins Attorney Fees After NexTag Patent Trial Win

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 10, 2014

A federal judge in Charlotte held that LendingTree and its lawyers at Sheppard Mullin engaged in unreasonable litigation tactics against Cooley client NexTag and must pay a large portion of Cooley's fees.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 06, 2014

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

City Settles Litigation Over Disaster Preparedness

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 02, 2014

A settlement reached in protracted litigation that was punctuated and defined by Hurricane Sandy will provide better evacuation and sheltering for the disabled during major storms and other disasters, city officials and advocates said Wednesday.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge OKs 'Historic' Deal for Accessible Taxis

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 18, 2014

A federal judge has approved a settlement that will help increase the number of disabled-accessible taxis in New York City from just a few hundred at present to about 7,000, or half the fleet, by the end of 2020.

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.