Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
VAULT RANKINGS 2013
• “Nice people”
• “Good firm atmosphere”
• “Not known outside California”
NEWS AND UPDATES
• “Transparent advancement process”
• “Lots of first-hand experience”
• “A late night is 10 PM, not 2 AM”
• “Lacks in formal training”
• “Billable hour requirements”
• “Firm is not as well known on the East Coast”
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
With expertise in a variety of practices, including labor law, antitrust and finance, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has grown aggressively in recent times. Via acquisition and proprietary expansion, the firm has added a number of niche practices in the 21st century, servicing such clients as Disney, DHL, Guinness and Georgia Pacific.
Today’s Sheppard Mullin entered the world in 1927 as Haight & Mathes, the brainchild of two young lawyers who left a small Los Angeles firm to strike out on their own.
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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP HIGHLIGHTS
Today’s Sheppard Mullin had a Roaring Twenties start in Los Angeles as a firm called Haight & Mathes. By the mid-1940s, and operating under its current name, the firm had become highly regarded (and still is) for its antitrust, finance, and employment law practices. Between 1977-86, the firm opened three other offices spanning the Golden State and added practices in key California industries, including aerospace and defense. In the '90s, the firm's specialties expanded to include a thriving corporate and securities practice, a prestigious real estate/land use/natural resources group, and a strong construction litigation practice.
From SoCal to Shanghai
The firm has been expanding aggressively since the new millennium, adding a number of new practice areas and seven additional offices to its roster, each location selected to better serve the needs of our clients. Although most of the offices field a full complement of specialties, recent growth reflects an increased emphasis on regional specialization: representation of motion picture studios and media companies is a major emphasis for lawyers in Century City, those in Del Mar target the region’s biotech companies, and attorneys in D.C. devote much of their time assisting clients with issues related to government contracts and regulations. The firm now services such clients as The Walt Disney Company, Amgen Inc., and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
YOUR CAREER AT Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Roots in California
Founded in Los Angeles in 1927, Sheppard Mullin has been providing top quality legal services to national and international clients for decades. The firm presently has 11 offices: eight in California (Los Angeles/Downtown and Los Angeles/Century City; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; Santa Barbara; Orange County; and San Diego/Downtown and San Diego/Del Mar), plus offices in New York, Washington, DC, and Shanghai. The firm serves such notable clients as Bank of America, N.A., Focus Features LLC, MasterCard, Nordstrom, Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., Samsung Group, TaylorMade Golf Company, Inc. and Yahoo! Inc..
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