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"During 2017, 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: *Conducted implicit bias training and created an Implicit Bias Task Force. *Held our 12th annual "Celebrate Diversity" event. Thomas Cole, Pepper's Managing Partner, presented the 2017 Champion of Diversity Award to Sharon Barner, Vice President and General Counsel of Cummins Inc. Prior to the event, Ms. Barner conducted a..."

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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

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/weekRochester
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

Philadelphia, PA (HQ)
Berwyn, PA
Boston, MA
Detroit, MI
Harrisburg, PA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
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 and Employment
White Collar Litigation and Investigations
*See firm website for additional departments and specific practice areas and industries