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"During 2018, Pepper Hamilton continued its diversity initiatives to improve the Firm's diversity, support an inclusive workplace and enhance our outreach to external audiences. For example, in the past year we: *Implemented a direct work allocation program for first through third year associates whereby all practice groups provide equitable distribution of work. *Pepper is participating in the Diversity Lab's Mansfield Rule 2.0 Initiative. The Mansfield Rule requires that law firms affirmatively consider women,..."

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Pepper Hamilton LLP

3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 981-4000


Managing Partner: Thomas J. Cole, Jr.
Recruiting Chair: Daniel J. Boland
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
250 - 500

Base Salary

Berwyn; Philadelphia; Princeton; Wilmington
1st year: $175,000
Summer associate (2L): $3,365/week Boston; LA; NY; Orange County; Silicon Valley; Washington, DC
1st year: $180,000
Summer associate (2L): $3,500/week Rochester
1st year: $110,000
Summer associate (2L): $2,115/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
14 out of 15 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
19 total (15 2Ls, 4 1Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Berwyn, PA
Boston, MA
Detroit, MI
Harrisburg, PA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Philadelphia, PA (HQ)
Pittsburgh, PA
Princeton, NJ
Rochester, NY
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments & Practices

Commercial Department:
Corporate and Securities (M&A, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Public Company Compliance, Venture Capital, etc.)
Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Employee Benefits
Financial Services
Real Estate
Tax and Estates
Health Sciences Department
Intellectual Property Department
Litigation Department:
Trial & Dispute Resolution
Environmental and Energy
Labor & Employment
White Collar Litigation & Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.