Managing Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Thomas Cole’s practice focused on labor and employment before he became managing partner. He is a frequent writer and speaker on related matters and counsels employers on various issues. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.
Pepper Hamilton’s diversity efforts include four affinity groups, participation in fellowship and pre-law programs for diverse students, and offering diversity mentoring and networking. Their pipeline diversity partnership with the Villanova University School of Law was recognized by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and their advancement of women by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
2017: Nilufer Shaikh; 2016: Tambry Lynette Bradford; 2015: Neuman Leverett; 2014: Keely James Stewart; 2013: Hyung P. Steele; 2012: Isla L. Long; 2011: Kassem L. Lucas
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2017: Valerie Cruz-Martin, Sarah Patterson, Lula Weldekidan; 2015: Maria Salvemini, Mary Salvucci, Dennie Zastrow; 2014: Abel Garza, Cassandre Juste, Ying Zeng
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014)
Member: Thomas Cole, Jr.
Diversity Professional: Kassem L. Lucas
Communications: Daniel Pulka