Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

3000 Two Logan Square, Eighteenth and Arch Streets | Philadelphia | PA | 19103

Phone: 215-981-4000 | Fax: 215-981-4750

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Year of establishment 1897 Number of partners 284
Number of offices 12 Partner to associate ratio 1.00
Biggest office Philadelphia Percentage of women attorneys 34.90
Number of attorneys 645 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.80
Number of associates 282 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.60
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
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Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The law office should reconsider offering wage increases in smaller increments in a shorter period of time to the hard working staff and employees. There should be a continuation of appreciation for the hard working employees at the law firm.

Pros: The law firm does a great job of offering several incentives to employees. The firm offers bonuses to its employees. The partners of the law firm recognize the hard work perform by the employees in their department.

Cons: The law firm does not offer a wage increase in a short period of time. The amount of work hours requires focus. The healthcare plan offered is at a high cost.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I would like to see work reviews take place more often and I would like to see more room for growth especially to those that work well after hours on their cases.

Pros: The pay at this firm is top notch and there is plenty of vacation time to go around. Everyone is in a great mood most of the time and the work environment is very lively.

Cons: Moving up the ladder can take quite a bit of time at this firm and the amount of growth that one can expect to achieve in any given amount of time is very limited.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


The story of Troutman Pepper is the story of our clients — their needs, their satisfaction, and their successes. Both by nature and by design, we’ve made a higher commitment to client care our defining characteristic. We seek to exceed expectations and drive client value through: Innovation As A Service Putting clients first — and empowering our attorneys and staff to innovate toward that end — has led to exciting advances. Like our proprietary e-discovery service, bespoke technology solutions, and market-leading client feedback program. We’re proud to be among BTI’s 2020 Client Magnets — the top 10% of firms recognized for pioneering approaches and anticipating client needs.

Practice Areas

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Academic And Research Institutions
  • Air Quality And Climate Change
  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Asset Sales
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Planning
  • Capital Markets
  • Chemicals Pesticides And Product Regulation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Class And Collective Actions
  • Closely Held Business And Entrepreneurial Services
  • Closely Held Business And Entrepreneurial Tax Services
  • Commercial Lending
  • Contaminated Sites
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reorganizations And Insurance Rights
  • Debtor And Committee Representation In Chapter 11
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Domain Name Litigation And Udrps
  • Economic Development
  • Ecosystem Markets
  • Ediscovery And Data Management
  • Election Law And Government Ethics Compliance
  • Employment Counseling
  • Energy Intellectual Property
  • Enforcement Actions And Investigations
  • Environmental And Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Equipment Leasing And Finance
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate
  • Trust Administration
  • Executive And Equity Based Compensation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Government And Regulatory Litigation
  • Government Claims And Investigations
  • Government Regulation Of Advertising And Consumer Products
  • Governmental Audits Handling Of Benefit Claims And Erisa Litigation
  • Health And Welfare Plans
  • Hydropower Licensing And Regulation
  • Immigration
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Land Use And Zoning
  • Life Sciences Intellectual Property
  • Litigation And Dispute Resolution
  • Loan Originations
  • Lobbying And Public Affairs
  • Marital Agreements
  • Media And Entertainment
  • Media Technology And Cyber Liability
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Mobile And Internet Banking Privacy And Cybersecurity
  • Mortgage Banker And Loan Servicer Ancillary Representation
  • Multifamily Housing Finance
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Tax
  • Patent Counseling And Portfolio Management
  • Patent Litigation
  • Philanthropy
  • Plan Governance Investment And Fiduciary Issues
  • Plan Issues In Mergers And Acquisitions Reorganizations And Other Changes In The Workforce
  • Private Equity
  • Investment Funds And Venture Capital
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Project Development And Finance
  • Public Finance And Non Profit Lending
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Release Reporting
  • Secured Lender Representation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Servicer Representation In Servicing Transactions
  • State And Local Tax
  • State Attorneys General Investigations
  • Sustainability
  • Tax Controversy And Litigation
  • Tax Equity
  • Tax Transactions And Planning
  • Tax Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Technology Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Copyright And Unfair Competition
  • Traditional Labor
  • Trustees
  • Fiduciaries
  • Receiverships
  • Us
  • Asia Cross Border Practice
  • Canada Cross Border Practice
  • Unsecured Creditors Representation
  • Utility Cybersecurity
  • Utility Tax
  • Waste Management
  • Water Quality And Water Resources
  • White Collar & Government Investigations
  • Workouts Restructuring And Distressed Debt
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Environmental And Natural Resources
  • Finance
  • Government And Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor And Employment
  • Litigation
  • Privacy And Data Security
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Tax

Hiring Criteria

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Troutman Sanders seeks highly motivated, personable individuals with outstanding intellectual ability, academic credentials and extracurricular accomplishments. Non-legal work experiences are also desirable, as they can greatly enhance insight for client issues. Because effective, clear writing is an indispensable legal skill, significant journal experience during law school is another favorable asset.

Not every successful law student will become a successful lawyer in a challenging, fast-paced law firm. Therefore, evidence of motivation, energy and the ability to effectively manage the competing demands of a rigorous schedule are essential.

Ultimately, the ability to gain the confidence of clients and command the respect of peers and adversaries alike distinguishes a truly exceptional lawyer. Accordingly, the firm desires individuals with outgoing personalities, confidence and strong leadership skills.

Troutman Sanders hires candidates who are interested in a collegial place to practice law and who demonstrate the potential to ultimately join the partnership. Unlike many other firms, Troutman Sanders associates may be considered for partnership as soon as they satisfy the firm's criteria for admission. The fi

Pro bono

Troutman Sanders is proud of its commitment to the communities it share with its clients and employees. It believes that helping clients who cannot pay for legal services is in keeping with the finest traditions of legal practice. Its attorneys and staff provide leadership and direct service to nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of each of the communities in which they work.

Amongst other things the firm's employees generously volunteer their time on nonprofit Boards, organize fundraising walks, conduct book collection drives for neighborhood schools and provide labor to build and renovate homes for low-income families.

Each year, the firm's lawyers and paralegals devote thousands of hours to pro bono legal services. They serve the legal needs of a wide range of clients - from individuals faced with eviction from their homes, to families seeking educational services for their special needs children, to non-profits trying to get organized.

The firm has committed to contribute 3 percent of the firm's years total billable hours to pro bono work which comes to around 60 hours of pro bono work per employee.

Notable cases

  • nificant cases include:
  • Troutman Sanders got 720 acres of an abandoned industrial site approved for development into prime real estate for development of a master planned residential community. The former Durango Mill property ranks as the state's largest Brownfield site. North River's plans for remediation and redevelopment of the property as a mixed-use planned residential community are underway.
  • Troutman Sanders represented Bowater Incorporated in a $ 8 billion merger with Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. The transaction will create a new company with an enterprise value in excess of $8 billion that will be the third largest publicly traded producer of paper and forestry products in North America, and the eighth largest worldwide.
  • Troutman Sanders represented airline in the purchase, financing and maintenance-contract aspects of its $7+ billion (at list prices) purchase order for new Boeing 747-8 cargo aircraft with Boeing, GE (the engine manufacturer) and others.
  • Troutman Sanders successfully defended one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies against preliminary injunction hearing and breach of contract/false advertising claims relating to one of its primary pharmaceutical products seeking in excess of $1 billion.

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP Awards and Recognitions

Troutman Sanders LLP is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide. Some of its recent accolades are as under:

Troutman Sanders earned 100 percent in the annual 2011, 2010 and 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Three attorneys of Troutman Sanders named 2011 BTI Client Service All-Stars

Troutman Sanders was ranked 76 in 2011 by American Lawyer in the Am Law 100

Troutman Sanders was recognized by Legal 500 in 2011 as a leading law firm in Capital Markets (debt and equity), Corporate (including M&A), Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Private Equity in Asia

Troutman Sanders recognized by Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2010 as a leading law firm in Capital Markets (debt and equity), Corporate (including M&A), Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Private Equity in Asia

127 Troutman attorneys named "Best Lawyers" 2010; the firm, itself, ranked #1 in over forty specific areas of law within specific geographic regions


The firm considers its diversity commitment as one of the core reasons for its global presence and success. Troutman Sanders' inclusive environment allows the diversity of firm personnel to grow and flourish.

The firm fosters an inclusive environment through its Diversity Committee that implements the firm's philosophy on diversity, ensuring a welcoming workplace for all personnel, and making an impact on the community through charitable giving and pro bono service.

Among the many initiatives that the firm encourages to foster a climate of inclusivity, the firm offers domestic partnership insurance benefits and has a longstanding policy against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The firms Women's Forum provides a supportive environment for the continued recruitment, promotion and retention of women lawyers firm-wide.

The firm allocates a significant amount of its annual charitable, diversity, and civic contributions budget toward nonprofit organizations with a diverse constituency or whose mission directly influenced the issue of diversity.

The firm strongly believes that it takes diverse perspectives to examine client issues from many angles in order to find the best solutions. Contributions by all members of the firm, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or background are welcomed and valued.

Summer associate program

During each school year, Troutman Sanders hires a select group of law students to participate in its summer associate program. A number of the students who participate in the firm's summer program have completed their second year of law school.

The Firm relies on the summer associate program to satisfy most of its entry-level hiring needs and looks for long-term commitment in the associate.

The firm's summer program is highly regarded primarily because it aims to provide its summer associates with a realistic view of practicing law at Troutman Sanders and to help them bridge the gap between academia and practice. Moreover, the associated are assigned work on real projects with real clients.

Associates are thrust into the real world, meeting clients, attending strategy sessions and closings. Associates draft documents, write briefs and help prepare for trials. Even though workload in the firms summer associate program can be intense and fast paced, it is a great learning experience that gives them an idea of what it is like to work at Troutman Sanders.

Summer Associates are also treated to a host of social activities that enable them to know each other better in informal, spontaneous events.

An overwhelming majority of the firm's summer associates are given offers to return to the Firm for full-time employment. The Hiring Committee asks each departing summer associate to indicate those practice groups in which he or she would like to work as a full-time Troutman Sanders associate.

Working for the Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Troutman Sanders' has a reputation for excellence with a collegial diverse work environment. The firm promises its lawyers opportunity for personal and professional growth within a dynamic setting. The firm offers mentoring and training to help in career development as well as pays competitive compensation and benefits.

Troutman Sanders is one of the fastest growing firms having doubled in size and expanded to Europe and Asia in just the last decade. The firm's practice is also rapidly developing to address prevalent legal challenges in pivotal industries including energy, healthcare, natural resources, telecommunications and transportation. In doing so, Troutman Sanders is now consistently recognized as a "go-to law firm" for Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies.


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