Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


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What the team is known for

Proficient in litigation and arbitration proceedings, with strong capabilities in professional liability matters, intellectual property issues and defending class actions. Represents clients in a wide range of industries, including media and entertainment.


"They provide high-quality work and they're responsive to clients' needs and input," say sources.

Work highlights

Defended Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to secure the dismissal of a class action, successfully arguing that the federal Affordable Care Act preempts California law and therefore plaintiffs must arbitrate claims individually.

Notable practitioners

Sascha Henry, Fred Puglisi and Robert Friedman are key contacts.

Department Information

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Litigation has been a core part of the firm's practice since 1927. Our litigation practice today consists of approximately 250 attorneys nationwide to serve our clients' needs. Sheppard Mullin litigators possess exceptional trial and appellate skills, in-depth knowledge of state and federal courts at all levels, and practical business judgment, all of which contribute to our consistent delivery of cost-effective results.

Sheppard Mullin's litigation practice involves all aspects of business and commercial litigation, including antitrust, creditors' rights, banking and financial institutions, construction, communications, general business, insurance, intellectual property, products liability, professional liability defense, real estate, environmental, securities, white collar criminal defense, and trust and estate litigation.


Henry, Sascha (Head of Department)

Puglisi, Fred (Head of Department)

Arrington, Nathan

Balfour, Elizabeth

Bane, Daniel

Bierman, Jr., James

Braccini, Steve

Brooks, John

Burgess, James

Cardon, Craig

Casey, Justine

Chadwick, James

Chilleen, Michael

Cronthall, Andre

Crowe, Jeffrey

Curry, James

Danaher, Charles

Daucher, Brian

Dineen, John

Dunwoody, Dana

Edson, John

Feldman, Marc

Freeman, Richard

Frohlich, Elizabeth

Guite, Robert

Heimbold, Michael

Holder, Matthew

Hurley, Gregory

Katz, Martin

Keshavarzi, Moe

Malingagio, Paul

McLean, Anna

Miller, Marisa

Moss, Jonathan

O'Connor, Sean

Padnos, Todd

Petersen, Shannon

Popović, Neil

Raygor, Kent

Roy, Whitney

Stigi, John

Streisand, Adam

Sveslosky, Scott

Towill, Polly

Van Brunt, Nicholas

Van Gundy, Christopher

Vogel, Edward

Vogel, Karin

Weber, Robert

Yacovelle, John

Zhordania, Theona


Allstate Insurance Co.

Axos Bank

Clif Bar & Company


San Diego County Credit Union

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation

UGG Boots/Deckers Outdoor Corporation


Aerospace and Defense





Consumer product manufacturing

Financial Services

Food and Beverage



Life Sciences

Media and Entertainment

Not for profit

Professional Services

Real estate






Litigation Department

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Department location

650 Town Center Drive

Fourth Floor

Costa Mesa



CA 92626

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