FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Diversity
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Philadelphia, Pa. – May 9, 2011 – Pepper Hamilton LLP has been named to the “Top 100 Law Firms for Women” lists for 2011 by MultiCultural Law Magazine. The magazine focuses on diversity in the legal profession and the roles that minorities and women play in today’s business world. Annually, MultiCultural Law Magazine conducts a national survey of law firms to collect statistics regarding diversity practices. This survey serves as the basis for the ranking of the top 100 law firms for diversity and women.
Pepper Hamilton is committed to advancing diversity and works continuously to expand and promote opportunities for all employees. In 2003, Pepper launched a diversity initiative to enhance the firm’s commitment to the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys of color. The program includes professional development training and informal mentoring opportunities from more experienced female attorneys. Additionally, women have long played a significant role in managing the firm and providing legal services to clients. Pepper elected its first female partner in 1960 and, in 2007, Nina M. Gussack was elected to chair its Executive Committee. Pepper is one of only a few firms in the nation with a female chief executive.
About Pepper Hamilton
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.