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Pepper Hamilton Recognized in 2013 Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate


Nellie Spencer
Pepper Hamilton LLP
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Philadelphia, PA – November 27, 2012 – Pepper Hamilton LLP and five attorneys with the firm have been recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2013, a guide that provides analysis of commercial and financial litigators and law firms in the United States. Rankings and editorials are based on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.

Pepper Hamilton has been named a “recommended” local litigation law firm in Pennsylvania. All recommended firms were consistently mentioned by peers and clients.

Francis P. Devine, III, M. Duncan Grant, Nina M. Gussack and Barbara W. Mather have been named “local litigation stars” and Jeremy Heep has been named a ‘local future star’ in Pennsylvania. State lists of local litigation stars reflect only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. Lists of future stars reflect those partners who were consistently referenced by peers and clients as litigators who are likely to be become local litigation stars in coming editions of the guide.

In addition, Pepper Hamilton and one attorney have been recognized in Benchmark Appellate 2013, a supplement to Benchmark Litigation that includes rankings of the top circuit litigation firms.

Pepper Hamilton has been named “highly recommended” among Third Circuit litigation firms in Pennsylvania. All listed firms were consistently mentioned by peers and clients; however the highly recommended firms received the most mentions and were repeatedly mentioned as being dominant in their respective jurisdictions.

And Barbara Mather has been named a “Third Circuit litigation star” in Pennsylvania. The list of circuit litigation stars for each state reflects only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers.

About Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate

Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, Benchmark Litigation identifies leading U.S. attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Results are the culmination of a six-month research period during which researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. Recent casework handled by the firms is examined and sources are asked to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas.

Benchmark Appellate provides the appellate bar its own platform, with research into the appellate firms and individuals responsible for leading the charge in this specialized and critical segment in litigation, as well as those litigators and firms who attend equally to case matters at both the trial and appellate levels. The research methodology behind Benchmark Appellate parallels that of Benchmark Litigation. With few exceptions, such as in the event of a particularly significant state-level appeal, the main focus of the analysis is federal appeals. The guide does provide a comprehensive breakdown of appellate firms and attorneys within each state and federal judicial circuit; due to the nature of federal appeals, some firms and attorneys may be listed in more than one circuit, especially if a particularly notable victory was attained there.

Firms and individuals cannot pay to be recommended in these guides.

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.