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Kathleen Misturak-Gingrich

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Practice Areas:

  • Business & Commercial Law 50%
  • Litigation & Appeals 15%
  • Employment 15%
  • Real Estate & Land Use 10%
  • Estate Planning & Estate Administration 10%

Biography

Kathleen Misturak Gingrich has thirty years of experience representing clients in complex business matters, commercial litigation and providing preventive legal counseling to guide her clients through the maze of regulations and additional considerations necessary to conduct business in today's highly regulated, yet global economy, while simultaneously advancing their business objectives.

As former in-house counsel to a major telecommunication company, Kathleen knows business, appreciates diverse business cultures, is keenly aware of business budgets and actively undertakes to understand and advance the goals and objectives of her business clients. Her practice, therefore, focuses on pragmatically and cost-effectively finding solutions to resolve issues, whether contractual, regulatory, workforce or other related, before they escalate into litigation. However, when litigation is necessary, she immediately assesses the merits of the case and devises and implements a litigation strategy intended to bring the matter to a prompt and fair resolution for her client.

Kathleen's representative clients include both public and closely held companies, encompassing many industries, including construction, technology, retail, and manufacturing, all of whom comment that Kathleen's advice "adds value" to their respective businesses.

In addition to her tenure as in-house counsel, Kathleen also served as a Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, practiced at the Harrisburg office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC and the Philadelphia and Harrisburg offices of Manta & Welge. She also was a founding member of the woman-owned law firm, Daly Zucker Meilton Miner & Gingrich, LLC until she left in 2013 to become a member of the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Honors

  • Harrisburg Magazine's "Simply the Best"
  • Legal Intelligencer's "Women of Distinction in the Law"
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Classes & Seminars

  • Panelist and Course Planner, Choice of Business Entity, PBI, 10/10/2013 to 10/10/2013
  • Course Planner, In House Counsel Committee, Central Pennsylvania Regional Meeting, Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), 02/28/2013 to 02/28/2013
  • Panelist, Women in the Profession, "The Balancing Act", 01/10/2013 to 01/10/2013
  • Panelist, Preparing LLC Documents, PBI, 10/10/2012 to 10/10/2012
  • Panelist, Choosing the Best Business Entity for Maximum Results, PBI, 02/25/2009 to 02/25/2009
  • "Alternative Billing: Predicting the Future of Legal Services" and "In-House Law Department Practice and Management", PBI, Business Lawyers Institute
  • "What to Do When You've Got More to Do With Less", PBI, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
  • Avoidance of Sexual Harassment Liability, PBI
  • Ethics Potpourri-Erosion of the Attorney Client and Work Product Privileges as Applied to In-House Counsel, PBI
  • Easements and Rights-of-Way, Lorman Education
  • LLCs, LPs, S Corps-Choosing the Best Business Entity for Optimal Results Entity Law Issues, PBI
  • Life After In-House Counsel, PBI
  • A Legal Foundation in Torts, Pennsylvania Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security Specialists
  • Asset Protection, National Association of American Society for Industrial Security Specialists

Representative Clients

  • Construction & Fabrication, Retail Data Services & Technology
  • Specialty Manufacturing, Service Providers
  • Marketing/Medical Companies, Physicians/Chiropractors
  • Professionals, Landlords/Commercial & Residential

Representative Cases

  • M.A.T. v. G.S.T., 989 A.2d 11, 2010 Pa Super. 8, 2010
  • Erdman v. Nationwide Insurance Co., 582 F.3d 500, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 20979, 2009, 3rd Cir. Ct. of Appeals
  • Eastern Minerals & Chem. Co. v. Mahan, 53 Fed.App. 1202, 2002 v.s. App. Lexis 23678, 2002

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, 1984 to Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, 1986 to Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, 1986 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1986 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Member

Past Positions

  • Daley Zucker Meilton Miner & Gingrich, LLC, Managing Member & COO, 2006 to 2013
  • Daley Zucker & Gingrich, LLC, Managing Member & COO, 2004 to 2006
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Contract Member, 1999 to 2004
  • Manta & Welge, Senior Associate, 1995 to 1999
  • Sprint Corporation, Senior Attorney, 1986 to 1995
  • Office of Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, 1984 to 1986