Member

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.

Areas of Practice:

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

Litigation Percentage:

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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

Education:

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. cum laude – 1984
    • Law Journal: Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, 1983 – 1984
  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. cum laude – 1974
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases:

Representative Clients:

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

Classes/Seminars:

  • Panelist and Course Planner, Choice of Business Entity, PBI, October 10, 2013
  • Course Planner, In House Counsel Committee, Central Pennsylvania Regional Meeting, Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), February 28, 2013
  • Panelist, Women in the Profession, “The Balancing Act”, January 10, 2013
  • Panelist, Preparing LLC Documents, PBI, October 10, 2012
  • Panelist, Choosing the Best Business Entity for Maximum Results, PBI, February 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

Honors and Awards:

  • Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply the Best”, 2008 – 2009
  • Legal Intelligencer’s “Women of Distinction in the Law”, 2010
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

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

Past Employment Positions:

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