Hope A. Comisky

Hope A. Comisky

Professional Responsibility Counsel

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4847    Fax: 215.981.4750


Hope A. Comisky is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Ms. Comisky concentrates her practice in employment law advice and training. Currently, Ms. Comisky, who is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, counsels clients in all aspects of employment law. In addition, she is the professional responsibility counsel for the firm, providing advice on all facets of the Rules of Professional Conduct and related issues.

Ms. Comisky also arbitrates and mediates employment and commercial disputes as a member of the American Arbitration Association’s panel of arbitrators and as appointed under the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Comisky is a frequent lecturer on employment law and professional responsibility topics. She has been a speaker at the Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute for many years, lecturing on various topics including sexual harassment, defamation in the employment context and tort claims arising from employee terminations. She also has published many articles on employment law and other topics, including several articles in The Labor Lawyer (now known as the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law), the law journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1977
  • B.A., Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, 1974, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Hon. Joseph L. McGlynn, Jr.: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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