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About Troutman Pepper

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP is a nationwide presence, with more than 1,200 lawyers across 23 U.S. offices. The firm counsels clients from startups to multinational corporations in over 20 practice areas.

Cheesesteaks & Peaches

Troutman Sanders was founded at the tail end of the 1800s in Atlanta, growing over the next century primarily through mergers. Pepper Hamilton, founded over 125 years ago in the City of Brotherly Love, began branching out from its Philadelphia roots in the second half of the 20th century. In 2020, the two firms merged, creating a national megafirm with more than 20 domestic offices. 

Planting Seeds

Troutman Pepper lawyers work across more than 20 practice areas. Among the industries it serves are construction, energy, finance, health sciences, insurance, private equity, real estate, and technology.

The firm is home to a bustling corporate and securities practice. Through its Troutman Pepper SEED™ Program, the firm works with startups as they launch their businesses, offering legal counseling and access to basic legal documents, as well as mentoring on board development, business plan development, and investor relations. The program offers participants an alternative fee structure.

Like many large firms with presences in DC and big-time clients, Troutman Pepper has a “government relations” arm. Troutman Pepper Strategies is a stand-alone firm that assists the clients of its law firm sibling with consulting and lobbying services on issues including agriculture, energy and environment, insurance and health care, appropriations and project funding, telecommunications and technology, and transportation and infrastructure. Troutman Pepper Strategies has offices in four cities: Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, and Washington, DC.

The firm was also among the first to launch a subsidiary entirely focused on eDiscovery and legal technology, establishing Troutman Pepper eMerge in 2012. 

Supporting Associates

Troutman Pepper lawyers are offered a plethora of training resources, starting with its Entry-Level Associate Academy for junior associates. Lawyers continue to receive formal training through the firm's Legal Talent Professional Development Training Programs, which includes training at the firmwide and practice-area levels, as well as dedicated Academies for mid- and senior-level associates. The firm also embraces the value of informal training, encouraging lawyers to learn on the job alongside senior lawyers and to develop client skills by interacting with clients early on.

The firm is also focused on creating an inclusive environment—a priority that both legacy firms brought to the table. According to the firm, both Pepper Hamilton and Troutman Sanders had been long-time participants in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, each scoring 100 percent.

News & Awards

  • Top 50 Law Firm for Client Service, 2023—BTI Client Service A-Team 
  • 137 Band-Ranked Attorneys and 58 Band-Ranked Practice Areas, 2022—Chambers USA 
  • Construction Practice Group of the Year, 2022—Law360 
  • USA M&A Law Firm of the Year, 2022—Global M&A Network
  • Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified, 2022—Diversity Lab
Troutman Pepper

600 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 885-3000

Firm Stats

Chair: Thomas J. Cole Jr.
Vice Chair: Ashley L. Taylor Jr.
Managing Partner: Amie V. Colby
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
1K - 1.5K
No. of Partners Named 2023:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $215,000 Summer Associate: $4,135/week

Employment Contact

Susie Elitzky
Director of Legal Talent Recruiting
(215) 981-4810

No. of U.S. Offices: 23

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Berwyn, PA
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Detroit, MI
Harrisburg, PA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Princeton, NJ
Raleigh, NC
Richmond, VA
Rochester, NY
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments

Business Litigation
Capital Projects & Infrastructure
Consumer Financial Services
Cybersecurity, Information Governance & Privacy
eDiscovery & Data Management
Environmental & Natural Resources
Finance & Restructuring
Government & Regulatory
Health Sciences Intellectual Property
Health Sciences Litigation
Health Sciences Transactions
Insurance & Reinsurance
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Lobbying & Public Affairs
Multifamily Housing Finance
Real Estate
Tax & Benefits
White Collar & Government Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.