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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 584
  • Gross Revenues: $510,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $875,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,365,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has 584 attorneys and is the 69th largest firm in the United States.  With $510,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 64th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 64 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 64 1 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

An Expensive Victory for the Beastie Boys

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

The hip-hop group wins a copyright infringement case, but only gets a fraction of the legal fees it sought.


: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The FCPA Challenges of Doing Business in Cuba

Bethany Hengsbach : Corporate Counsel : June 24, 2015

Before jumping into the Cuban market, U.S. companies need to be cognizant of, and prepare for, the significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act risks of doing business there.

Another Software Patent Falls to 'Alice'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 23, 2015

The Federal Circuit's decision affirming Judge Jeffrey White skirts the question of how early Section 101 challenges should be considered.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 22, 2015

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

O'Melveny Gets Win in Florida for Sirius XM

Zoe Ferguson : The Litigation Daily : June 22, 2015

In a turn of events, Sirius XM Radio and its lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers convinced a Florida judge that the founders of the 60s rock group the Turtles can't stop the radio company from playing their music.

Inadmissible: Server Sues Restaurant, Says Tip Pooling is Required

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 18, 2015

A server at a New Jersey Houlihan's restaurant has filed a complaint in the District of New Jersey alleging the restaurant chain unlawfully requires servers to engage in tip pooling with employees who are not traditionally tipped.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Cuts Sheppard Mullin's Fees in Beastie Boys Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 16, 2015

The judge declined to award the $2.4 million in legal fees that the Beastie Boys had requested after a copyright victory over the maker of Monster energy drink, granting instead less than $668,000.

Sheppard Takes IP Trio from Pillsbury

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : June 15, 2015

Partners to join Del Mar and D.C. offices.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

10 Things Appellate Specialists Should Tell Trial Counsel

Robert J. Stumpf Jr., Karin Vogel and Guylyn Cummins : Corporate Counsel : June 12, 2015

In-house counsel who manage their companies' litigation would be wise to establish and facilitate communication between their lead trial counsel and appellate specialists.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Using E-Signatures in Employee Arbitration Agreements

Paul Cowie and Kevin Jackson : Employment Law Strategist : June 09, 2015

It is critical that employers follow accepted best practices and protocols to ensure that electronically distributed documents are enforceable. After all, that's why employees are asked to sign them in the first place.

Downsizing at Some Firms, Intentional or Not

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Numbers sank at a few shops that shed underperformers or lost lawyers to the competition.

New ADA Lawsuits Target Website Accessibility

Michael J. Chilleen and Brad Leimkuhler : Corporate Counsel : June 05, 2015

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, the Internet was only in its nascent stage. Now, some courts are extending the ADA's reach to websites that offer and sell goods or services to the public.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Calling Mr. Mom

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 01, 2015

If more couples decided that he should stay home with the kids, women lawyers would thrive.

Mind State Lines When Taking On New Clients

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : June 01, 2015

Attorneys should weigh the risks posed by inconsistent ethics rules and legal malpractice exposure under laws of multiple states.

Lawyers Net $528 Million in Price-Fixing Settlements

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 01, 2015

With case near trial, Panasonic, Hitachi and other electronics manufacturers agreed to settle indirect-purchaser claims over cathode ray tubes.


: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Sirius XM Must Face Class Action Over Pre-1972 Songs

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : May 30, 2015

Changing lawyers hasn't changed fortunes so far for Sirius XM Radio Inc. in its copyright battle with the founders of the 60s rock group The Turtles.

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Adds Corporate Partner in the Valley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 28, 2015

Louis Lehot had been at Cooley for the past two years.

Hacked Emails Offer a Peek Inside Sony's Legal Department

Brian Baxter and 
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

In messages now posted online, Sony in-house lawyers discuss their outside counsel—not always favorably.

Minority Ranks at Large Firms Show Little Growth

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The percentage of minorities at large law firms hasn't changed much in seven years, our Diversity Scorecard shows.

When Free Samples Run Afoul of the FTC Act

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 21, 2015

The dangers of "consumer-to-consumer" marketing, or giving out product samples in exchange for social media and public relations buzz.

Morning Wrap: Akin Gump's Clinton Cash | Sheppard Mullin's New Orleans Job

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 21, 2015

Inside the private law firm oversight of the New Orleans police force, and how one major D.C. law and lobbying firm supports Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.