Nina M. Gussack of Pepper Hamilton to be Honored With Transformative Leadership Rainmaker Award

Philadelphia – December 14, 2012 – – Nina M. Gussack of Pepper Hamilton LLP has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Rainmaker Award by the Transformative Leadership Awards Committee. The annual awards recognition program honors law firm partners and general counsel who have demonstrated commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in corporate law.

Scott Green, chief executive officer at Pepper Hamilton, said, “Nina has a long track record of professional success, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry. She possesses a unique blend of extraordinary intelligence, vision and foresight, responsiveness and teambuilding. Nina is a tremendous role model for women and an inspiration to fellow attorneys, staff and clients. We are thrilled she is being given this well-deserved award.”

In 2007, Ms. Gussack was elected chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Executive Committee, the first woman in the firm’s history to hold that position. She is one of the few women chief executives of a major law firm in the country. In addition, Ms. Gussack chairs the firm’s Health Effects Litigation Practice Group. Her trial practice is concentrated in civil litigation, with a primary emphasis in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device companies regarding marketed products, investigational new drugs, medical devices and over-the-counter drug products. Ms. Gussack serves as national coordinating and trial counsel and as regional counsel in pharmaceutical litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation.

Recipients of the Transformative Leadership Awards will be recognized during a gala dinner on April 16, 2013 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Awards are presented in seven categories, recognizing career achievements as well as the individual’s commitment to leadership, courage, advancement and empowerment of women. Award submissions are reviewed and selected by a committee of the nation’s top general counsels and senior legal officers.

The awards program, now in its fourth year, is presented by InsideCounsel magazine (, the oldest monthly magazine published specifically for general counsel and in-house legal executives.

For more information about the program and winners, visit

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.

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