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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

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.

Akin Gump Chooses Prosperoware Legal Process Management

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : July 02, 2014

Prosperoware's legal process management software comprises Umbria Core and Umbria Litigator products.

When to Sue Your Client for Unpaid Fees

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : June 27, 2014

Four questions to ask before you file, from the authors of a new book on legal malpractice.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : June 25, 2014

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has added a partner, while other firms have added counsel

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : June 23, 2014

Seven firms announce new additions, and Albany Law School has appointed professors Deborah Kearns and Sarah Rogerson as co-directors of its Law Clinic & Justice Center.

The Ethical Implications of Alternative Fee Arrangements

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : June 18, 2014

Lawyers need to be mindful of ethics issues when crafting different billing structures, explain the authors of a new book on minimizing legal malpractice risks.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 16, 2014

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

Niro Client Abandons Fight in 'Exceptional' Patent Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 15, 2014

Litigation counsel at Niro Haller appear to be off the hook, but Raymond Niro Sr. said defense lawyers may still have their sights set on him.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Judge Backs Surcharge to Make Taxis Accessible

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 11, 2014

A federal judge has approved a 30-cents-per-ride surcharge for New York City taxis to pay for the addition to the fleet of thousands of wheelchair accessible taxis.

Perkins Coie Snares Emerging Companies Partner in LA

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : June 11, 2014

Jonathan Atzen previously served as general counsel at a Santa Monica biotech company.

Attorney-Mediators Can't Hide From Conflicts of Interest

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : June 11, 2014

Even without legal services being rendered, conflicts can arise.

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.