Many of Pepper’s diverse lawyers currently hold or held leadership positions in and outside the firm and are active board members of affinity and community organizations. These include:

  • a female partner was president of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2009-10
  • a female partner was a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors in 2008-10
  • an African-American of counsel was a federal judge for more than 28 years, serving on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; he was Chief Judge for seven years
  • a female partner is chair of the Subcommittee on Best Practices for Women in the Legal Profession of the New York City Bar
  • a female partner was elected in 2010 to the American Law Institute, joining other long-time members including female attorneys and attorneys of color
  • a Chaldean-American associate served as a board member of the Chaldean American Bar Association in Michigan; he chairs the mentorship committee of this association
  • an African-American partner was chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association; he led the 13,000-member association in 2008
  • an African-American partner was the first person of color to serve as president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; he led the 29,000-member association in 2004-05
  • an African-American associate (now a partner) was the first African-American to chair the Young Lawyers Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association; he led the 5,000-member section in 1991
  • one of our former attorneys, an openly gay man, was elected to a full 10-year term on the bench of the Court of Common Pleas in 2009.

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