Pepper Hamilton LLP

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3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2799, United States
Phone: 215.981.4000
Fax: 215.981.4750
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • California
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

D.C. Circuit Rebukes CFPB in Civil Investigative Demand Enforcement Decision

On April 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion in CFPB v. Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools, affirming a decision by the D.C. district court to deny enforcement…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking

High Time for the Supreme Court to Review Ascertainability in Class Actions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently upheld certification of a class of retail purchasers of Wesson-brand cooking oil in a false advertising case, despite the fact that almost all class members will never be…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

Supreme Court of California Holds That a Losing Bidder on a Public Works Contract Cannot Sue the Winning Bidder for Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage

Roy Allan Slurry Seal, Inc. v. American Asphalt South, Inc., 2017 Cal. LEXIS 1024 (Cal. February 16, 2017) - This tort lawsuit relates to a dispute over the bidding process on several public works contracts in California…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Government Contracting

California Supreme Court Finds Arbitration Agreement Waiver of 'Public Right' Unenforceable

On April 6, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in McGill v. Citibank, finding that a pre-dispute arbitration agreement was unenforceable to the extent it required the plaintiff to waive her right to seek…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking

Long-Running Corruption Scheme Exposed in Brazil: Operation "Exposed Invoice" Provides Continuous Improvement Opportunity for Effective Compliance Programs

A massive scheme involving medical products sales to Brazilian public entities has led to recent high-profile arrests. The events highlight the importance to a well-functioning compliance program of keeping up with new schemes…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, International Law & Trade

Black Car Drivers in New York City Held Independent Contractors By Federal Court of Appeals

While Uber has dominated the headlines when it comes to whether drivers on their on-demand, ride-sharing platforms are independent contractors or employees, similar battles are being waged elsewhere in the car service industry…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law, Transportation

FOIA for Federal Contractors: Finding New Uses for a Familiar Tool

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) updates bookended the Obama administration. We previously covered the 2007 congressional update that immediately preceded Obama’s taking office. We now offer insight into how federal contractors…more
 /  Administrative Law, Government Contracting

New York Court of Appeals Holds That Tower Crane Damaged By Superstorm Sandy Is Not Covered by Project’s Builder’s Risk Insurance Program

Lend Lease (US) Constr. LMB Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 11, 2017 N.Y. LEXIS 112 (N.Y. Feb. 14, 2017) - Early, in its opinion, the New York Court of Appeals noted that “[o]ne of the most dramatic images of [Superstorm…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Independent Sponsors in the Lower Middle Market [Audio]

Pepper Hamilton has been a sponsor of iGlobal’s Independent Sponsors Summit in New York City for the last couple of years. In this podcast we are joined today by Pepper partner John Rogers who is slated to speak at the Summit…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Sharing Legal Communications With PR Firm Raises Privilege Issues for Hospital

A recent case in Pennsylvania reminds companies to think carefully about sharing their attorney-client communications with third parties, such as public relations firms. On March 13, a unanimous three-judge panel of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health

Investment Advisers Should Take Note of SEC Updates on Custody Rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released additional interpretations of the Custody Rule, Rule 206(4)-2 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Registered investment advisers that have custody of client…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Going the Distance: The Expanding Lifecycles of Private Equity Funds

Pepper Hamilton annually commissions a survey to keep clients abreast of middle-market private equity trends. This year, with Mergermarket, we surveyed 50 middle-market PE firms regarding fund life cycles. Our findings were no…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

What's Next for OSHA Under the Trump Administration

Over the past several months, many articles have been written, including by this author, regarding the strengthening, expanding and adding of “teeth” to the regulations and the reach of the Occupational Safety and Health…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Leasing to Health Care Tenants: What You Need to Know

Commercial office building landlords frequently find themselves leasing to health care provider tenants. A landlord may not consider doctor’s offices or diagnostic labs as specialty uses, but there are several lease provisions…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Real Estate - Commercial

Federal Court in Alabama Rules that 1999 Amendment to the Miller Act Does Not Preclude Arbitration of Underlying Claims

United States v. Int’l Fid. Ins. Co., No. 16-0472-WS-C, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16791 (S.D. Ala. Feb. 7, 2017) - This action arose out of a payment dispute between Bay South Limited, Inc. (“Bay South”) and Stephens…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting
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