Management's Success Tied to Strategic Geographic Expansion and Practice Area Growth
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP is
pleased to announce that the firm's chairman of the executive committee,
Guy N. Halgren, has been reelected to a third consecutive term leading the
firm. Halgren was first elected to this management role in 2001.
"Our partnership is pleased not only that Guy has been instrumental in
growing the firm in terms of numbers, but he has also expanded our core
competencies while preserving Sheppard Mullin's tradition as a great place
to work," said Joe Coyne, chair of the firm's growth committee and member
of the executive committee. "We expect Guy to continue this approach in
his next term."
Sheppard Mullin has experienced significant growth in the past six years.
The number of attorneys is approaching 500, which is more than 40% greater
than the firm's attorney headcount in 2001. During the same time period
the firm has geographically grown from a California firm, to a national
firm with locations in New York and Washington, D.C., to an international
firm this year with an office in Shanghai.
Comparing 2001 to 2006, gross revenue has climbed from $149 million to $305
million. Practice area growth has occurred in a number of ways, including
the establishment of an institutional entertainment and media practice in
2003, the significant growth of the firm's Intellectual Property practice
group in recent years and the strengthening of signature practices:
Antitrust, Corporate, Finance & Bankruptcy, Government Contracts, Labor &
Employment, Litigation and Labor & Employment.
Additionally, Sheppard Mullin's administrative partner and Business Trial
practice group leader, Robert Beall, has been elected to the firm's
executive committee for a three-year term. Partner Joan Story has been
reelected to the executive committee for a three-year term. Beall is based
in the firm's Orange County office. Story, a Real Estate partner, is based
in the San Francisco office.
About Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with 490 attorneys in 10
offices located throughout California and in New York, Washington, D.C. and
Shanghai. The firm's California offices are located in Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Santa Barbara, Century City, Orange County, Del Mar Heights and
San Diego. Founded in 1927 on the principle that the firm would succeed
only if its attorneys delivered prompt, high quality and cost-effective
legal services, Sheppard Mullin provides legal counsel to U.S. and
international clients. Companies turn to Sheppard Mullin to handle a full
range of corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and
complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include
more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please
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