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Kassem L. Lucas is a partner in the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Lucas concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, reinsurance law and arbitration, insurance counseling, and insurance insolvency. 

In 2011, Mr. Lucas was named Pepper’s Partner in Charge of Diversity. Mr. Lucas is in charge of Pepper Hamilton’s firm-wide diversity initiatives and programs and also chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee. His responsibilities include developing strategic initiatives to recruit, support, retain and promote attorneys from diverse backgrounds, maintaining diversity and inclusion as core values of the firm, and seeking opportunities to partner with the community and clients on diversity initiatives and business development.  He also leads Pepper's Implicit Bias Task Force. 

Mr. Lucas is alos a member of the firm’s Associates  and Hiring Committees.

Mr. Lucas also started and teaches a class at the University of Pennsylvania Law School entitled Diversity in the Legal Profession. During the class, students explore how diversity and inclusion play roles in the practice of law, the legal industry, and the attorney pipeline. They learn how diversity is defined today and whether that has consequences for traditionally under-represented groups such as people of color and members of the LGBT community. Students explore whether issues faced by women are unique and whether being a woman of color poses any additional challenges. They also look at hot topics such as implicit bias, generational diversity, and gender identity. They examine the roles of affinity groups, straight white males and vendors.


Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA, US 19103

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice



Reinsurance and Insurance

Leadership Positions

Partner in Charge of Diversity; Associates Committee; Hiring Committee; Implicit Bias Task Force

Law School

Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law (Evening Student)

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