Firm Ranked First in Pittsburgh, Second in Philadelphia and Third …

Firm Ranked First in Pittsburgh, Second in Philadelphia and Third Among AmLaw 100 Firms

Philadelphia, PA – August 10, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Pepper Hamilton LLP has been ranked ninth out of 164 law firms rated for associate job satisfaction in The American Lawyer’s annual mid-level associates survey. Pepper received particularly high scores in opportunities to work with partners, associate relations, benefits and compensation, collegiality, and openness regarding finances.

The survey ranks law firms from around the world based on associate satisfaction in a variety of categories. The rankings are based on responses from 7,172 third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates (law school classes of 2002, 2003 and 2004). The results were published in the August 2007 edition of The American Lawyer magazine.

For the second year in a row, Pepper placed first in the Pittsburgh market for mid-level associate job satisfaction. The firm placed second in Philadelphia. Of the AmLaw 100 firms, which are the top 100 firms ranked by revenue, Pepper ranked third in the survey.

“These results reflect well on the entire firm, not just our mid-levels who responded to the survey,” said Robert E. Heideck, Pepper’s executive partner. “Our associates’ hard work and commitment to the firm are remarkable. They are the future of this firm, and we are committed to their professional development and satisfaction.”

Last year, Pepper ranked 18th in the mid-level associates survey and, in 2005, it ranked 35th.

Scores are based on a one-to-five scale, with five being the highest. Pepper’s 2007 firm-wide ranking is 4.23, with its highest scores in opportunities to work with partners (4.81), associate relations (4.55), benefits and compensation (4.55), opportunities to socialize with partners (4.34), collegiality (4.33) and openness regarding finances (4.33).

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with more than 450 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. 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.

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