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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

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.

California Appeal Looms Over Sirius Copyright Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2015

Courtroom setbacks for Sirius XM Radio spawned a fresh wave of copyright lawsuits last week. But Sirius could begin to reverse the plaintiffs' momentum if a California appeals court grants the company's pending plea for intervention.

Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split on Trademark Tacking

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

In a win for Sheppard Mullin, the court said juries, not judges, should decide whether two marks are significantly similar that the older priority date should apply.

Market for Patent Litigators Remains Strong Despite Troll Thrashing

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.

Here's the D.C. Circuit Today on Employee Accessories

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Style gurus and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agree: accessories matter. On Friday, the court put a lid on the National Labor Relation Board, ruling that a company policy limiting the kinds of baseball hats that workers can wear doesn't necessarily violate labor laws. At least not with the right accessories.

Litigator of the Week: Stephen Korniczky of Sheppard Mullin

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2015

Korniczky didn't just soundly defeat a patent lawsuit against his client HTC. After six years of litigation—and some help from his big brother—he turned the tables so thoroughly on his opponent's lawyers that they're now on the hook for as much as $4.7 million in sanctions.

$177M Spa Chain Settlement Entitles Class to Massages

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Tens of thousands of California customers of the Massage Envy Franchising chain of spas will have the opportunity to claim unused sessions for which they had prepaid, under a tentative class action settlement slated to go before a judge later this month, according to federal court documents.

Niro Firm Looks to Revive RPX Corp. Antitrust Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2015

After making headway in a patent infringement lawsuit targeting Samsung and HTC, Cascades Computer Innovation, a descendent of the "original patent troll," is now looking to reboot its related antitrust case against "defensive patent aggregator" RPX.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Roller Coaster Discrimination Suit Against Six Flags Lives On

Jennifer Genova : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2015

A lawsuit filed against amusement park operator Six Flags by a disabled New Jersey teen and his mother will live on after a federal judge declined the amusement park operator's motion for dismissal.

Judge to Make Niro Firm Pay Millions in Sanctions Over False Declarations

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 09, 2015

An Illinois judge says Raymond Niro Sr. and his colleagues must have known an inventors claims were false before they proceeded with patent litigation.

A Bad Precedent Trips Up O'Melveny in a Big IP Case

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Brought on to represent Sirius in a copyright fight, the firm makes a rookie mistake.

A Buyers' Bonanza in Seoul

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

An influx of foreign firms in Korea has led to rock-bottom rates for some legal services.

Move Over Grisham, More Lawyers Moonlight in Fiction

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 30, 2014

The latest legal thriller by Morgan Lewis partner Reece Hirsch has a timely topic—state-sponsored cybercrime.

Survey: Firm Leaders Are Bullish on 2015 Prospects

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : December 24, 2014

Almost 90 percent of respondents to our Law Firm Leaders survey expect growth in profits per partner next year.

Judge Rules Safeway Breached Online Shopping Contract

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 16, 2014

A California federal judge has sided with online customers of Safeway Inc., who alleged in a class action that the store breached its contract by charging them more for groceries they ordered on the Internet than had they made the purchases in a store.

Governor Taps New Legal Affairs Aide

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 15, 2014

Peter Krause replaces Jonathan Renner, who was appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal.

Judge Slams O'Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Soon after swooping in to represent Sirius XM Radio in potentially industry-shaking copyright litigation, O'Melveny & Myers suffered a nasty setback when a judge ruled that newly-cited precedent trumpeted by the firm had been overruled 60 years ago. 

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.