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• Real Estate • Tax, Estate Planning and Private Wealth Litigation • White Collar & Civil Fraud Defense UPPERS • “Ownership over matters” • “California culture” • “Substantive work early on” DOWNERS • “Tightening budget” • “Unpredictability of hours” • “The bonus structure”
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Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP 578 THE STATS No. of attorneys: 750 No. of offices: 15 Executive Committee Chairman: Guy N. Halgren Hiring Partners: Ronda Jamgotchian (Century City); Marlene Nicolas, Moe Keshavarzi & Olivier Théard (Los Angeles); Edward Tillinghast, III (New York); Dan Bane (Orange County); William Ahmann (Palo Alto); Jeralin Cardoso (Del Mar); John Dineen & Michael Leake (San Diego); Babak Yousefzadeh Rob Guite (San Francisco); Don Williams (Shanghai); James Zimmerman (Beijing); Paul Werner (Washington, DC); Kevin Cloutier & Larry Eppley (Chicago); Seth Kim (Seoul) NOTABLE PERKS “Metro or free parking, internet and phone data, and a pretty generous client development budget.” “They have breakfast every Friday and on the last Friday of the month they provide a lunch.” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at Sheppard Mullin: • 43% were junior associates, 34% were mid-level associates, and 23% were senior associates (1% identified as non-partner track attorney or “other”). • 54% were former summer associates, 39% were hired as lateral associates, and 1% were hired during or after a clerkship. 63% plan to make partner, 18% plan to move in-house, and 5% plan to lateral to another firm. • UCLA, USC, Georgetown, and University of California– Berkeley were the most represented schools. BASE SALARY (2017) All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week EMPLOYMENT CONTACT Los Angeles Bess Sully Chief Human Resources Officer 213) 455-7619 [email protected] For a full list of office-specific employment contacts, visit .
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579 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP THE SCOOP With expertise in a variety of practices, including corporate, litigation, employment, IP, antitrust and finance, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has grown aggressively in recent times. The firm has added a number of industry focused practices, such as healthcare, insurance, communications and entertainment, serving such clients as DaVita Inc., Liberty Mutual, Charter Communications, and Disney. Starting Up Today’s Sheppard Mullin entered the world in 1927 as Haight & Mathes, the brainchild of two young lawyers who left a small Los Angeles firm to strike out on their own. At the behest of Harvard Law classmate Bill Mathes, James Sheppard ditched O’Melveny & Myers to join the nascent firm the following year.
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