A leading regional law firm, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has expanded over the years beyond its California roots to serve clients with national and international business interests, such as DHL, Nordstrom, and Samsung. The firm maintains a wide range of practice areas; it has been recognized for work related to corporate transactions, entertainment, labor and employment, and real estate. It has about 550 lawyers overall. In addition to several offices in California, the firm has outposts in New York, Washington, DC, and Shanghai. Sheppard Mullin was founded in Los Angeles in 1927.