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Pepper Hamilton LLP

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With more than 425 lawyers in 14 offices across the United States, we use the unique skills and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices, and the depth of our experience to deliver powerful solutions to clients’ legal and business issues.

The firm has grown from a two-person law office, formed in 1890 in Philadelphia, to a sophisticated, large law firm with a national and international practice. While much about Pepper Hamilton is new and different from its beginnings, it retains traditional values, passed down through the decades: respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to the client’s cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.

Main areas of practice:

Construction: represents contractors, public and private owners, developers, subcontractors, architects, engineers and sureties in contract negotiations, arbitration, mediation and litigation.

Corporate and securities: represents public and private companies in M&A activities, corporate governance, disclosure, securities compliance and enforcement, and other business matters; and private equity and venture funds in fund formation, investments, buy-outs and other transactions.

Corporate restructuring and bankruptcy: represents creditors, debtors, trustees, commercial lenders, examiners and other parties in insolvencies involving a wide range of industries, with particularly notable experience in the food, asbestos, energy, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and automotive industries.

Environment and energy: represents manufacturers, public and private utilities, insurance companies, renewable energy developers, trade associations, land owners, large institutional organizations, and oil and gas producers with environmental, regulatory and commercial issues.

Financial services: represents sophisticated institutional lenders and borrowers in leveraged transactions, secured financings, securitizations and litigation; and investment advisory fund formation and regulation.

Health sciences: represents clients across the health sciences spectrum, from discovery of new therapies to delivery of patient care. Key areas include pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and counseling, health care services, life sciences, intellectual property, and state Attorney General litigation.

Intellectual property: procures IP rights and resolve disputes, including patents, copyrights, trade marks, trade secret protection, unfair competition, false advertising, and defamation, publicity and privacy issues.

International: represents major national and multinational corporations, emerging businesses, foreign governments, trade associations, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Labor and employment: represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, from management counseling to complex employment litigation.

Tax: structures businesses and transactions to improve local, state, national and international tax efficiency. Assists clients with proactive tax planning, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, public offerings, reorganizations, restructurings, liquidations and structured finance vehicles.

Trial and dispute resolution: represents clients in complex contract, corporate governance, securities, ERISA and antitrust litigation, and alternative dispute resolution in single case, class action and MDL contexts.

White-collar litigation and investigations: the team includes a highly skilled group of former federal and state prosecutors and experienced corporate counsel with unparalleled expertise in white-collar defense and regulatory enforcement, corporate investigations, compliance and ethics.


Chair, Executive Committee: Thomas M Gallagher

Managing Partner: Thomas J Cole, Jr

Other Offices:

Berwyn, PA




Los Angeles

New York

Orange County, CA


Princeton, NJ

Rochester, NY

Silicon Valley

Washington, DC

Wilmington, DE

Number of Lawyers: 450

Total Staff: 1,000


  • Chair, Executive Committee

  • Thomas M Gallagher

  • Managing Partner

  • Thomas J Cole, Jr

  • Other Offices

  • Berwyn, PA

  • Boston

  • Detroit

  • Harrisburg

  • Los Angeles

  • New York

  • Orange County, CA

  • Pittsburgh

  • Princeton, NJ

  • Rochester, NY

  • Silicon Valley

  • Washington, DC

  • Wilmington, DE

  • Number of Lawyers: 450
  • Total Staff: 1,000

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