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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP is nationally ranked in 42 practice areas and regionally ranked in 120 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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  • Bank of America
  • Chipotle
  • DHL
  • Focus Features
  • LendingTree
  • Levi's
  • Marriott
  • MasterCard
  • Nordstrom
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PepsiCo
  • Samsung
  • TaylorMade
  • Time Warner Cable

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Banking and Finance Law

The attorneys at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton are professional, responsive and knowledgeable. They understand the legal implications of a business decision and provide sound legal advice. A well-respected firm in the field of affordable housing.

Ken Sofge Wells Fargo Bank

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Sheppard Mullin has a strong group of insolvency professionals. Led by partner Ori Katz, its San Francisco office is one of the key players in the local market. Ori is thoughtful, creative, well regarded by his peers and the bankruptcy bench and able to build consensus in complex situations, the hallmark of a premier restructuring lawyer. New hire Justin Bernbrock gives the firm a strong presence in the Midwest. Justin is an up and coming partner who brings to Sheppard a big firm pedigree, strong debtor side experience and a keen understanding of the restructuring process.

Jeff Pomerantz Pachulski

Health Care Law

The health care attorneys out of the LA Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton office are particularly skilled in strategic legal planning for the best outcomes and value. Diligent and thoughtful planning are key to client success, Eric Klein and Aytan Dahukey do it exquisitely. Their diligence helps co-create the best transactions, as the old saying goes, "never take down a fence unless you know why it was put up in the first place!"

Michael Hunn

Venture Capital Law

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton provides an unmatched level of service and expertise. Unmatched!

Paul Hoeper

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is among the very best firms for handling business matters in the Entertainment Industry. They are my first choice for any financing deals, complex contracts, and any work with security interests. Robb Klein and Thomas Leo are top-notch.

Patent Law

Bottom line, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton consistently gets us good results in high stake, high risk patent litigation cases. They do great work, keep us well informed, and often find viable defenses that other defendants' law firms miss. Highly recommend.

Employment Law - Management

Our partnership with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, specifically Derek Havel and team has been exceptional. Their knowledge, expertise, understanding of our business and ability to guide us to always make the right decision is invaluable. The litigation team of Derek and Tracy Kennedy has provided outstanding results time and time again.

Robin Graf Whole Foods Market

Real Estate Law

We hired Sheppard Mullin to negotiate a large real estate acquisition from a municipality for a public university in California. Their team has been awesome. The negotiations have lasted for the better part of 1.5 years, with multiple municipality stakeholders not all acting in concert. Domenic Drago and Jennifer Chavez, along with their team, expertly guided the university through the process, with the end result being far better, for both the community and the University, than it would have been otherwise. They were cost-effective and efficient with their work, and always thoughtful and insightful with their analyses and recommendations for both the deal and the documents. They are hands-down my choice for any such deal going forward, including any with CEQA considerations; which this transaction had in spades.

Insurance Law

I have had the honor and privilege of working with Peter Klee and his group of attorneys at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton for 25 years. They are truly one of the best insurance defense firms in California.

Patent Law

We use Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton primarily for our bigger cases requiring thorough and comprehensive work product. They have consistently gotten us good results over the years and are one of our go-to firms. They produce excellent work product and are enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Edward Tillinghast of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is a deeply knowledgeable and responsive counselor.

Insurance Law

We entrust our most complex and highest-exposure litigation to Charlie Danaher of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, whose creativity, tenacity, and tireless determination to win has consistently delivered successful outcomes. I recommend Charlie without reservation, as an outlier in terms of excellence in the legal profession.

Paul Garrison Infinity Insurance Companies

Health Care Law

Steven Chananie and team at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton have been exceptional every step of the way. I cannot express how satisfied and grateful I am to have such a dedicated, talented, and ethical team around my company and me.

Barry Jacobson

Native American Law

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is very involved in Native American law and attends many conferences and forums, which shows their commitment to this specialized area of law.

Health Care Law

We have used Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton for a number of significant regulatory engagements that have turned out to be quite successful. I have found Sheppard to seek "how" to my issues, rather than to say yes or no, which is what I need. They have substantial expertise in the regulatory arenas for which I have used them.

Steve O'Dell Prospect Medical Holdings

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Scott Maberry and Reid Whitten are outstanding lawyers whose service level is second to none. They are incredibly bright, pragmatic and results-oriented! You would be hard pressed to find a better pair of international trade controls/compliance lawyers.

Michael Pointer America II Electronics

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