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Pepper Hamilton LLP

About Pepper Hamilton LLP

In 1890, Philadelphia had nine daily newspapers, overwhelmingly voted Republican, and witnessed the birth of a law firm that would one day become Pepper Hamilton. Much has changed in the ensuing 125 years, but one thing has not - Pepper Hamilton's commitment to the values established by our founders, including respect for the rule of law, zealous advocacy of each client's cause, and ensuring excellence in all that we do. Welcome to a brief overview of the proud history - and bright future - of Pepper Hamilton LLP.Pepper Hamilton LLP takes very seriously our commitment, and that of our clients, to diversity and inclusion. Pepper is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value and encourage qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, union affiliation, disability, or any other protected status under applicable law. We strive to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace where we continually promote opportunities for all.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1890 Number of Partners 214
Number of offices 11 Partner:associate ratio 1.10
Biggest office Philadelphia Percentage of women attorneys 24.60
Number of attorneys 469 Percentage of minority attorneys 7.50
Number of associates 201 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.50
Area of practice

Pepper Hamilton LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business Services
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Distressed Investments
  • Emerging Growth
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Environment and Energy
  • Family Business
  • Gaming Industry Counseling Litigation and Investigative Services
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Regulation
  • Independent Contractor Compliance Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions and Rights Management
  • International
  • Mergers Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Privacy Security and Data Protection
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Litigation
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Compliance
  • Securitizations and Structured Finance
  • Sustainability CleanTech and Climate Change
  • Tax
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital
Awards and recognitions

A. Michael Pratt of Pepper Hamilton to Deliver Keynote Address at NAACP Human Rights Award Banquet
Bradley W. Voss Quoted in Law360 Article, 'Chancery's Appetite for Fee Awards Wanes as Deal Suits Rise'
Bringing It All Back Home: Pepper Hamilton LLP Receives Bronze Gavel Award for Ongoing Pro Bono Efforts for City Residents
David Richman to Receive Pro Bono Award from Penn Law
David Richman to Receive Pro Bono Award from Pennsylvania Bar Association
Edward W. Madeira of Pepper Hamilton Receives National Judicial College Award
Edward W. Madeira of Pepper Hamilton to Receive National Judicial College Award
Gussack to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Henry C. Fader Awarded Keystone Award from HLAA
Henry C. Fader to Receive Award from Hearing Loss Association of America
Hope A. Comisky to Receive Literacy Champion Award from the Center for Literacy
J. Gregg Miller Awarded David T. Sykes Award
James T. Giles of Pepper Hamilton Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Pennsylvania Bar Association
James T. Giles of Pepper Hamilton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Pennsylvania Bar Association
Jane Luxton of Pepper Hamilton Receives Gold Medal Award from U.S. Department of Commerce
John A. Zurawski of Pepper Hamilton to Receive Strategic Alliances Service Award
Kassem L. Lucas of Pepper Hamilton Receives Multicultural Award from the National Diversity Council
Madeira and Mather to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark S. Blaskey Selected Recipient of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's 2011 Edward N. Polisher Award
Michigan Network of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation to Receive Award
Nina M. Gussack of Pepper Hamilton Honored with Transformative Leadership Rainmaker Award
Nina M. Gussack of Pepper Hamilton to be Honored with Transformative Leadership Rainmaker Award
Pepper Hamilton Hosts Seventh Annual


Pepper Hamilton LLP is a limited liability partnership in which an ownership interest is held by a diverse group of partners including women, attorneys of color, members of the LGBT community and their allies, and attorneys with disabilities. The firm is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion and works continuously to expand and promote opportunities for all Pepper people.

Recognizing that diverse characteristics and talent enhance any organization, and that a national law firm must reflect our many different cultures and ideas, Pepper actively recruits and encourages the hiring, training and promotion of people from diverse backgrounds including women, members of the LGBT community, the disabled, people of color, as well as those with different socio-economic backgrounds.

All applicants are considered, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, place of birth, non-job-related disability or any other legally protected status, and once employed by the firm, individuals are treated without regard to any of these criteria.

Summer associate program

The summer program begins with a two day orientation program, that includes computer training, research training and an interactive writing workshop. Professional development programs will continue throughout the summer and include:

Practice Group Introductions
Partners and associates discuss their practice and the level of work expected at different career points
Deposition Skills
Full-day interactive deposition program; summer associates work on teams to take and defend a deposition and are given feedback by partners
Negotiation Skills
Hands-on program negotiating sample corporate transaction documents, including a letter of intent, shareholders agreement and employment agreement
Pro Bono Opportunities Discussion of the wide-range of pro bono opportunities available to attorneys
Professional Responsibility
Interactive workshop on law firm ethics; summer associates work on mock committees to solve sample ethics issues
Associate Development
Overview of associate experience - training programs, annual evaluation process, partnership promotion
Firm Financials
Introduction to law firm economics, including firm-specific financial information.

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Pepper Hamilton LLP LOCATIONS


Pepper Hamilton LLP Headquarters

3000 Two Logan Square ,
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA


Pepper Hamilton LLP Office

500 Grant Street ,
50th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA

412-454-5000 phone
412-281-0717 fax


Pepper Hamilton LLP Office

100 Market Street, Suite 200 ,
P.O. Box 1181
Harrisburg, PA

717-255-1155 phone
717-238-0575 fax


Pepper Hamilton LLP Office

100 Renaissance Center ,
Suite 3600
Detroit, MI

313-259-7110 phone
313-259-7926 fax


Pepper Hamilton LLP Office

400 Berwyn Park ,
899 Cassatt Road
Berwyn, PA

610-640-7800 phone
610-640-7835 fax

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