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Company Overview of Pepper Hamilton LLP

Company Overview

Pepper Hamilton LLP provides legal advisory services to corporate and institutional clients. The firm focuses on areas that include commercial financial services, corporate governance, government regulations, commercial and class action litigation, labor and employment, and white collar and corporate investigations. Additionally, it provides mergers and acquisitions advisory, securities offerings and public company compliance, securities enforcement, and intellectual property litigation. The firm caters to financial, pharmaceutical and heath care, nonprofit organizations and foundations, retail, technology, transportation, and construction sectors. Its clientele include Mack Trucks, Inc., De...

3000 Two Logan Square

Eighteenth and Arch Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799

United States

Founded in 1890





Key Executives for Pepper Hamilton LLP

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Partner In Charge
Managing Partner and Chairman of Associates Committee
Age: 46
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pepper Hamilton LLP Key Developments

Pepper Hamilton LLP Announces Executive Changes

Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Thomas M. Gallagher has been elected Chair of the Firm's Executive Committee, succeeding Judge Louis J. Freeh, who held the post for two years. A former prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Gallagher joined Pepper Hamilton in 2003 and built the Firm's White Collar and Investigations Practice Group. He represents clients in white collar criminal matters, corporate investigations and complex civil litigation. He has served on Pepper's Executive Committee since 2012. Julia D. Corelli will continue to serve as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. Corelli also co-chairs Pepper's Commercial Department and Funds Services Practice Group, a core constituent of Pepper's Investment Funds Industry Group (IFIG). Thomas J. Cole, Jr. will continue in his role as Managing Partner of the Firm.

Pepper Hamilton LLP Appoints James J. Barnes as Partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group

Pepper Hamilton LLP reported James J. Barnes joined as a partner in the corporate and securities practice group. Formerly managing partner of Reed Smith's Pittsburgh office, Mr. Barnes' practice includes working with companies to raise capital in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex corporate transactions.

James Barnes Joins Pepper Hamilton LLP as Partner

James Barnes has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in the corporate and securities practice from Reed Smith LLP, where he once was managing partner of its Pittsburgh office. Pepper Hamilton is based in Philadelphia; Barnes will be based in its Pittsburgh office. Barnes was Reed Smith's Pittsburgh managing partner for a two-year term that began in January 2007. He was the first African-American to lead a top 10 law office in the Pittsburgh region.

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