Pepper Hamilton

  • The Duke Brothers

    Barack Obama, Election Law, Insider Trading, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Pepper Hamilton, Securities and Exchange Commission, Technology

    Morning Docket 11.12.13

    * Who are the real victims of insider trading? It’s the Duke brothers, duh. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Judge Ellen Huvelle has ordered the government to turn over to her an executive order that the feds claim is subject to executive privilege. Judge Huvelle rejected the administration’s argument that privilege exists because, “we don’t want to give it to you.” [Politico]

    * Pepper Hamilton has joined the greener pastures of Silicon Valley, opening an office with three partners poached from Goodwin Proctor. [Reuters Legal (sub. req.)]

    * Speaking of poaching, Martin Dunn, former deputy director of the SEC and O’Melveny partner is joining Morrison & Foerster. [The Blog of the Legal Times]

    * And while we’re at it, M&A partner Sean Rodgers has left Simpson Thacher to merge with Kirkland & Ellis. [The AmLaw Daily]

    * Publisher ALM (The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal) has a new technology partner and hopes to boost its readership. If they want to boost their readership, wouldn’t starting a new law school be a better investment? [Talking Biz News]

    * Conservative groups are miffed about video of this Democratic party lawyer “attacking” a Republican at the polls and trying to “steal” an election. It seems like he put his hand over the lens of a camera phone, but sure, this is exactly like telling minorities the wrong day to vote. [Bearing Drift]

    * The Amanda Knox case has a trade secret component as a battle rages over DNA testing technology. [Trade Secrets Watch / Orrick]

    1 Comment / / Nov 12, 2013 at 9:05 AM
  • Immigration, Labor / Employment, Magic Circle, Non-Sequiturs, Pepper Hamilton, Privacy, White-Collar Crime

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.21.13

    * A study finds that over 93 percent of attorneys, judges, and legal writing professors think the writing they’re reading is bad. One could argue this is evidence of a crisis in writing skills. Or one could argue that lawyers are a**holes who think every voice other than their own is wrong. It’s a 50/50 […]

    1 Comment / / Feb 21, 2013 at 5:37 PM
  • Beautiful female college student doing an exam

    Biglaw, Money, Morning Docket, Murder, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, Pepper Hamilton, State Judges, Trusts and Estates

    Morning Docket: 02.06.13

    * Oh my God, Debevoise & Plimpton is dropping its entire trusts and estates practice. Was the economy the cause? What about the eight newly unemployed lawyers? And most importantly, what would Josh Lyman’s father think?! [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Major props go out to everyone at O’Melveny & Myers for hitting an all-time high in terms of both profits per partner ($2.06 million) and revenues per lawyer ($1.1 million). Here’s hoping the bonus situation reflected those incredible numbers. [Am Law Daily]

    * We probably should’ve known when Pepper Hamilton acquired the Freeh Group back in August that exciting things would happen. Say hello to Louis Freeh, the firm’s new chair. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Are we supposed to be surprised that the Millennials who are considering applying to law school are more self-confident than those who preceded them? They’re all special little snowflakes! [National Law Journal]

    * If you’re taking the LSAT on Saturday, here are some tricks to keep yourself focused. But don’t worry, it’s only one of the most important tests you’ll ever take. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

    * Sorry, George Zimmerman, but even though you’re poor, your trial isn’t going to be delayed. Perhaps Judge Nelson made this announcement to serve as a poetic birthday present for Trayvon Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]

    2 Comments / / Feb 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    Biglaw, Law Firm Mergers, Pepper Hamilton

    Law Firm Merger Mania: Pepper Hamilton Merges With Freeh Group

    Two powerful Philadelphia legal groups have joined forces…

    17 Comments / / Aug 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM
  • Dewey LeBoeuf logo large

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, Holland & Knight, Lateral Moves, Magic Circle, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues, Pepper Hamilton

    Dewey Have More Partner Departures To Report? Sadly, Yes

    Who are the latest partners to leave Dewey & LeBoeuf, and where are they going?

    66 Comments / / Apr 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM
  • Biglaw, Canada, Harvard, Labor / Employment, Pepper Hamilton, Rudeness, Sex Scandals, Sexism, Sexual Harassment

    Aggrieved Women Potpourri: Sexual Harassment Canada-Style, and the Return of Charlene Morisseau

    I’m not trying to compare the claims of Jaime Laskis, a former associate at the prominent Canadian law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, with those of Charlene Morisseau (a legendary Lawyer of the Day honoree, from 2007). But we’ve got two stories vaguely related to alleged employee harassment and discrimination in the legal profession, […]

    26 Comments / / Feb 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM
  • Pepper Hamilton, Summer Associates

    Pepper Hamilton Surprises Its Philly Summers with a 100% Offer Rate

    We’ve had our first report of summer offer rates. The news comes to us from the cheesesteak city. Pepper Hamilton gave out offers in its Philadelphia office on Friday, and it did it with style. We’re told that the office’s 11 summer associates — 8 2Ls and 3 1Ls — went to lunch together on […]

    35 Comments / / Jul 26, 2010 at 1:19 PM
  • Attorney Misconduct, Contract Attorneys, Document Review, Pepper Hamilton

    All Play and No Work Made Lance a Disbarred Boy

    Lance David Lewis had one of the best jobs in the world. He was getting paid a couple grand a week, and he didn’t have to do any work for it. Too bad it wasn’t legit. Early last month, the former Pennsylvania lawyer was finally disbarred with consent (meaning that he can’t defend the charges against him). […]

    46 Comments / / Jun 2, 2010 at 2:35 PM
  • No Offers, Pepper Hamilton

    Nationwide No Offer Watch: At Least Pepper Hamilton Breaks 50%

    It has not been a great offer season for firms in Philadelphia. Yesterday, we learned that Morgan Lewis & Bockius offered only 27.5% of its summer class. The news coming out of Pepper Hamilton isn’t quite as bad. But it is not great. Multiple tipsters report that Pepper Hamilton made offers to seven summers, out […]

    189 Comments / / Sep 2, 2009 at 10:47 AM
  • Blank Rome, No Offers, Pepper Hamilton

    Nationwide No Offer Watch: Rocky Balboa Division
    Blank Rome and Pepper Hamilton