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
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 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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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Talking Arbitration With the Peppers Who Wrote the Book [Audio]

Pepper Hamilton partner Matthew H. Adler chairs the firm’s International and Domestic Arbitration Practice Group and is co-chairman of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He is also a lecturer at the University of Virginia…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

No Gifts in Proposed Partnership Audit Regulations

New partnership audit and collection regime rules will soon go into effect, defining who can elect out and enabling the Internal Revenue Service to assess taxes directly against the partnerships it audits. Originally…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

NY Seizes on Recent D.C. Circuit Decision to Deny Pipeline Permits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in Sierra Club v. FERC (Southeast Market Pipelines Project), No. 16-1329 (D.C. Cir. 2017), has already had an impact on the natural gas industry and resulted in…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Federal District Court in South Dakota Compels Arbitration Despite Defendant’s Failure to First Submit the Dispute to the Project Engineer as Required by the Disputes Clause

Dlorah, Inc. v. KLE Constr., LLC, No. CIV. 16-5102-JLV, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11043 (D.S.D. July 17, 2017) - Plaintiff, Dlorah, Inc. (“Dlorah”), filed suit against defendant, KLE Construction, LLC (“KLE”), in connection with…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Mohawks To The Rescue? Can You Immunize Patents From PTAB Review By Assigning To A Native American Tribe?

In an unusual move to combat the perceived bias in favor of patent challengers at the U.S. Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Irish drug company Allergan has decided to warehouse its key patents on the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rezonings and Text Amendments in Pennsylvania: Procedural and Substantive Considerations

Often a real estate developer will encounter a zoning ordinance that does not permit the developer’s desired use or physical structure on the property. In these circumstances, the developer may pursue a rezoning of the property…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Employers Not Required to Submit Pay Data or Follow Higher Salary Basis Threshold for Exempt Employees

Q.  What is the status of the EEOC’s requirement that we submit pay data with our annual EEO-1 Form?  Also, have there been any updates on the lawsuit blocking the DOL’s rule raising the salary basis for certain non-exempt…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

SEC Releases New Form ADV To Be Used for Filings After October 1, 2017

In a long-awaited move, the SEC released amendments to Form ADV, the uniform form used by investment advisers to register with, or report to, the SEC and state securities authorities. The changes are effective for filings made…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Sharply-Divided Washington Supreme Court Holds That Sureties, Like Insurers, Must Pay Attorney Fees to Prevailing Parties When They Wrongfully Deny Coverage

King Cnty. v. Vinci Constr. Grands Projets/Parsons RCI/ Frontier-Kemper, JV, No. 92744-8, 2017 Wash. LEXIS 743 (July 6, 2017) - King County contracted with three construction firms (collectively, “VPFK”) to construct a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

EEO-1 Form Changes Suspended; Obama Overtime Expansion Officially Invalidated

In the week leading up to Labor Day, two major employment law initiatives of former President Barack Obama’s Labor Department came to a halt. First, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put a stop to the revised…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC’s Wellness Program Rules in Doubt

Q.  Are the EEOC’s Wellness Program rules still valid? A.  The ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act both permit an employer to seek medical information as part of a wellness program if the employee…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Have You Been 'Delayed' or 'Disrupted'? - Why the Distinction Matters

No-damages-for-delay clauses are commonly found in construction contracts and, with certain exceptions, are generally recognized as valid and enforceable. The exact language can vary, but the typical clause provides that the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Private Equity Investments in Health Care Practices

Private equity funds are generally prohibited from owning entities that employ licensed professionals and may not invest directly in medical or dental practices in many states because of laws that prohibit the corporate practice…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health

D.C. Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Arbitration Because the Arbitrator Could Issue Any Equitable Relief Required, the Integrity of the Arbitration Was Not Threatened and the Movant’s Projected Economic Loss Did Not Prove Irreparable Harm

TK Servs., Inc. v. RWD Consulting, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 97239 (D.D.C., June 23, 2017) - This litigation arose from a dispute between TK Services, Inc. (“TKS”), as sub-subcontractor, and RWD Consulting, LLC (“RWD”), as…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

The 'End' of LIBOR: Considerations for Market Participants

LIBOR has been referred to as “the world’s most important number,” and $350 trillion in financial products pegged to LIBOR provide strong reason for believing that description to be true. LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered…more
 /  Finance & Banking
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