Gussack reiterated in a statement that the latest changes are part of Pepper Hamiltons commitment to professional management.
We recruited Scott Green to serve in the new role of chief executive officer, Gussack said in the statement. We redefined the role of managing partner and elected Tom Cole, a highly respected Pepper partner, to that position. And, we recruited Louis Freeh and his colleagues. All the pieces are in place for accelerated growth and performance, and I am very pleased, said Gussack.
On September 1, 2012, Freeh merged his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, into Pepper Hamilton. Freehs consulting group, Freeh Group International Solutions, also merged into Pepper Hamilton. The two law firms got to know one another through their joint work conducting an internal investigation on Penn States behalf into the universitys handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.
Gussack was the only woman currently leading an Am Law 100 or 200 firm in Pennsylvania and was one of just 13 women mentioned as firm leaders among the 93 Am Law firms that participated in a recent survey by Legal affiliate The American Lawyer on women in large-firm leadership positions.
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