In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.


Pepper Hamilton – and Pepper people – earn numerous honors and awards for our work for clients, our commitment to pro bono and community service, and in many other areas.

Selected recent honors include:

Client Service A-Team – BTI Consulting Group
Pepper was named a “standout” in all five categories of BTI Consulting Group’s 2020 Client Service A-Team rankings. The report recognizes those law firms that were singled out by legal decision makers for their prowess in driving superior client relationships..

Ranked as a top firm for litigation in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2016

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Construction Firm of the Year, 2018
  • Shortlisted for Construction Firm of the Year, 2017
  • Shortlisted for Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2015
  • Product Liability / Client Service Firm of the Year, 2013
  • Ranked nationally for product liability and construction law; ranked regionally for antitrust, banking & finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, commercial litigation, construction, corporate/M&A & private equity, intellectual property, labor & employment, and tax; recognized for real estate in 2019
  • 43 Pepper lawyers recognized in 2019

Best Lawyers in America 2020

  • 79 Pepper lawyers listed, including five as Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas

Legal 500 United States 2019

  • Recommended in Construction, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, and Litigation – Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Defense

U.S. News/Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firms' 2019

  • Nine Tier 1 national rankings
  • 43 metropolitan Tier 1 rankings

Super Lawyers 2019

  • 72 Pepper lawyers named

Benchmark Litigation 2020

  • Pepper ranked nationally for product liability
  • Nine Pepper lawyers named regionally

Legal Intelligencer

  • Litigation Departments of the Year – Class Action and Products Liability (2016) 
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards recognizing lawyers who have “shaped the law in Pennsylvania” – Nina Gussack (2014)
  • Best Law Firm Corporate Practice – Intellectual Property (2013)
  • Litigation Department of the Year – Product Liability (2012)

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