Susan K. Lessack

Susan K. Lessack


Berwyn, PA
Phone: 610.640.7806    Fax: 610.640.7835

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4569    Fax: 215.981.4750

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 labor and employment laws, employee discipline and separations; conducting investigations of employee conduct, including harassment; training employers on their obligations under employment laws and litigation avoidance; 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 the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

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


  • 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 (the business honor society).

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

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

Practice Areas