Susan K. Lessack

Susan K. Lessack

Partner

Berwyn, PA
Phone: 610.640.7806    Fax: 610.640.7835

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4569    Fax: 215.981.4750

lessacks@pepperlaw.com

Susan K. Lessack is a partner in the Berwyn and Philadelphia offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP. She concentrates her practice in employment counseling and employment litigation. Ms. Lessack’s experience includes counseling employers on matters related to compliance with federal and state employment laws, including hiring, discipline, medical leaves and separations; conducting investigations of employee conduct, including harassment; negotiating and drafting employment and separation agreements; and developing employment policies. She defends employers in litigation of employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, and claims under federal and state employment-related statutes such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment and collection laws.

Ms. Lessack writes extensively about developments in employment law and is a regular contributor and editor for HR Specialist: Pennsylvania Employment Law. Ms. Lessack also speaks on various issues in employment law, including harassment, discrimination and performance management.

Education

  • J.D., highest honors, George Washington University National Law Center, 1988, Order of the Coif; associate, The George Washington University Law Review.
  • B.B.A., Personnel Management, with distinction, George Washington University, 1983, Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (business honor society)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988

Practice Areas