Pepper Hamilton LLP

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

Federal Court Holds That It Lacks Subject Matter Jurisdiction To Review VA’s Decision To Begin Debarment Proceedings Since That Decision Is Not A Final Agency Action

Hope v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28479 (E.D. Ark. Feb. 22, 2018) - This matter involved a motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction (the “Motion”) filed by Richard Alan Hope…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Government Contracting

The Government Contracts Cyber Café: Supply Chain and Third-Party Vendor Management (Summary Document)

This new webinar series covers the top issues in government contracts and cybersecurity. This webinar discussed “Supply Chain and Third-Party Vendor Management,” a critical component of cybersecurity and a mandatory requirement…more
 /  Government Contracting, Science, Computers, & Technology

Government Contracts Cyber Café Series: Supply Chain and Third-Party Vendor Management [Video]

This new webinar series covers the top issues in government contracts and cybersecurity. This webinar discussed “Supply Chain and Third-Party Vendor Management,” a critical component of cybersecurity and a mandatory requirement…more
 /  Government Contracting, Science, Computers, & Technology

Second Circuit Reverses Course and Rules That Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

In an en banc decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided on February 26 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Zarda v…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Judge Holds UberBLACK Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees

On April 11, Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania became the first judge to grant summary judgment on the issue of whether UberBLACK drivers are employees or independent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Right to Try Legislation: Worthwhile or Window Dressing?

"Right to Try" legislation, which enables terminally ill patients or patients with a "life threatening disease or condition" to seek access to investigative drugs with little to no oversight from the FDA, has been enacted in 38…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

States Regulating PFAS in Food Packaging: What You Need to Know Now

Last month, Washington state enacted a new law, making it the first in the country to ban the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or "PFAS,” in food packaging…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Contractor Who Failed To Challenge Arbitration Award Within Statutory Three Month Period Cannot Resurrect The Challenge As An “Affirmative Defense” To A Later Action For Confirmation

St. George Fire Prot. Dist. No. 2 v. J. Reed Constructors, Inc. 2018, La. App. LEXIS 262 (February 20, 2018) - J. Reed Constructors, Inc. (“J. Reed”) and St. George Fire Protection District No. 2 (“St. George”) entered into…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Pa. Superior Court Vacates Bad-Faith Insurance Verdict, Cautioning Against Industrywide Condemnations

In a highly anticipated decision, the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated an eyebrow-raising $21 million award for an auto policyholder and found that the insurer did not act in bad faith…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

United States Supreme Court Revises Standard For Review Of Exempt Classification

Q. I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court just issued a ruling finding that auto service workers are exempt from overtime pay. My company is not in the automobile industry. Will this opinion apply to us?…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

PTAB Gives Apple’s Foe A Second Bite By Granting Realtime Data’s Motion to Amend

In an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, a patent owner may file one motion to amend the patent in one or more of the following ways: (a) cancel any challenged patent claim, or (b) for each challenged claim, propose a…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Iowa Emerges as Latest State to Challenge ACA Through Noncompliant Plans

We recently wrote about Idaho’s failed attempt to permit health insurers to sell policies that did not comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements for the individual insurance market…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Trespass by Fracturing? A Theory Alive in Pennsylvania

Trespass by hydraulic fracturing is alive in Pennsylvania. In a case of first impression in the state, on April 2, the Superior Court held that hydraulic fracturing under the land of an adjoining property may create an…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Divided New York Court Of Appeals Holds That A Third Party Cannot Sue For Breach Of Contract Absent Express Language Naming Them As An Intended Beneficiary And That Claims For Breach Of Contract And Professional Negligence Against An Architect Cannot Both Be Maintained When The Allegations Supporting Both Claims Are Nearly Identical

Dormitory Auth. of the State of NY v. Samson Constr. Co., 2018 N.Y. Lexis 218 (February 15, 2018) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (“DASNY”) undertook, as project manager, to construct a facility for the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

No-Poach Agreements Targeted by Plaintiffs, Enforcement Agencies and Senators

Agreements among companies to not hire each other’s workers are more risky than ever. The DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, Makan Delrahim, stated on January 19 that the division has criminal cases…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Franchise Law
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