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Pepper Hamilton LLP Ranked Number 1 Nationally and in Philadelphia in The American Lawyer's 2010 Summer Associates Survey


3000 Law Students Rated Law Firms in National Survey; Summer Associates Say Pepper Is ‘Incredible,’ ‘Surpassed All Expectations’

Pepper Hamilton LLP is ranked number 1 nationally in The American Lawyer’s 2010 Summer Associates Survey. The firm received an overall score of 4.953, based on a scale of 1 to 5. The average overall score was 4.58. Pepper’s position climbed from number 49 in the 2009 rankings.

The firm also is ranked number 1 out of 7 firms in Philadelphia, with a score of 4.989. The city average score was 4.851.

Nina M. Gussack, chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Executive Committee, said, “We are extremely proud to have earned the number one spot. We’ve worked hard to make our summer program meaningful and rewarding, and it’s great to hear confirmation from our summer associates that we’re exceeding expectations.”

Pepper Hamilton earned perfect or near-perfect scores in all key categories, including the level of training, guidance, and feedback they offered summer hires, as well as the number of substantive, interesting assignments they handed out.

The survey, conducted from early June to mid-August, generated responses from 3,000 first- and second-year law students at 137 firms. Of those firms, 101 qualified for the overall rankings.

Michael P. Subak, chair of Pepper’s Hiring Committee, commented, “We were fortunate to have such an extremely diverse and talented group of individuals who came together and developed phenomenal camaraderie.”

Said one summer associate, “Pepper Hamilton is an incredible place to learn and grow as a young attorney.”

Detailed reports can be found at http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/PubArticleTAL.jsp?id=1202472306807.