Pamela M. Harper

Pamela M. Harper

Pamela Harper is a Member of Griesing Law, LLC and Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Transactions & Compliance and Government & Regulatory Affairs practice groups.

What do you focus on?

I focus on representing and providing strategic advice to clients in connection with regulatory, compliance and corporate governance-related matters, particularly within the financial services industry.

What do you see on the horizon?

During the last year, we witnessed a spate of behavior that reflected poorly on corporate culture in this country with numerous organizations undergoing a corporate reset. The corporate governance landscape has shifted and on the horizon, corporate boards are going to elevate the discussion surrounding corporate culture, its primacy, and equally important, the role it plays in risk management and mitigation.


Pam is a seasoned attorney with experience in both the private and public sectors and is also a registered lobbyist with the Pennsylvania Department of State. She is also a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) with the Compliance Certification Board. She began her career as an Associate with the Corporate and Tax Practice at Rawle and Henderson. Prior to joining Griesing Law, she also worked in-house at several consulting and financial services firms in the region. Most recently, Pam served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for MFR Consultants Inc., an information technology consulting firm where she was responsible for supervising and overseeing the daily management of the firm’s operations, including establishing an enterprise-wide risk management program as well as reviewing and negotiating all contractual agreements in the organization. Prior to that, Pam held a similar role as Chief Operating Officer and Compliance Officer for StoneRidge Investment Partners, an institutional asset firm. In that role, she oversaw the firm’s legal and compliance program including interpreting and applying the rules and regulations promulgated under the Investment Advisor Act of 1940. In addition, she built a wealth of experience advising clients on public policy, comparative governance structures and foreign investment laws and regulations while serving as a Principal at two other consulting firms.

Pam’s experience extends to the public sector as well, when she was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Aviation, Marketing & Governmental Affairs for the Philadelphia Airport System under Mayors Wilson Goode and Ed Rendell. As Deputy Director, she managed a staff of 100 and was responsible for the management and implementation of the airport’s marketing initiatives and government and regulatory affairs.

Outside of the Firm, Pam has shared her business and legal expertise while serving as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Management. She is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professionals, the National Society of Compliance Professionals, The Forum of Executive Women and Women Owned Law, an organization dedicated to fostering female entrepreneurship in the legal profession. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) and previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Board. She has held other roles for numerous civic organizations in the region, including the Atwater Kent Museum, the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, and the Center for Architecture + Design, among many others.

Pam earned her joint J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School. She also received her A.B. from Princeton University where she graduated cum laude.




  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.
  • Princeton University, A.B., cum laude
  • Compliance Certification Board, Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine 50 Influential Minorities in Business, 2004
Community Involvement
  • Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
    – Board of Directors, 2017-2018
  • Forum of Executive Women
    – Member, 2010-2018
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals
    – Member, 2017-2018
    – Investment Adviser Committee, 2017
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professionals
    – Member, 2018
  • National Association of Securities Professionals
    – Member, 2017
  • Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Board
    – Board of Directors, Vice-Chair, 2010-2014
  • Princeton Club of New York
    – Finance Committee, 2011-2014
  • Center for Architecture + Design
    – Board of Directors, 2012-2014
  • Atwater Kent Museum
    – Board of Directors
  • Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies
    – Board of Directors
  • First Person Arts
    – Board of Directors
  • Ensemble du Monde, New York
    – Board of Directors
  • International House of Philadelphia
    – Board of Directors
Writing & Speaking
  • The Anniversary of #MeToo: A Time of Reckoning for Law Firms” – Author, American Bar Association Business Law Today, October 2018
  • “Corporate Board Diversity: Gaining Traction Through Investor Stewardship” – Author, American Bar Association Business Law Today, July 2018
  • “Corporate Culture: The tipping point has arrived” – Author, Ethikos, July 2018
  • “Navigating the new world of data privacy” – Author, Philadelphia Business Journal, May 2018
  • “Young Lawyer Roundtable Series” – Panelist, Griesing Law – Philadelphia, March 2018
  • “Shareholder Activism 2017: An Overview” – Author, American Bar Association Business Law Today, November 2017
  • “Diversity in the Asset Management Industry: An Oxymoron” – Author, Emerging Manager Monthly, August 2017
  • “Three Things for Investment Advisers to Consider Regarding the Financial Choice Act of 2017” – Author, NSCP Currents, June 2017
  • Temple University Fox School of Business; Adjunct Professor 2004–2006
    – Taught full term course in Legal Issues in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • “Airport Marketing and Branding” – Guest Lecturer, Civil Aviation Administration of China, 1991

Where You Can See Me Next

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Media Clips

  • Business Law Today – Corporate Board Diversity: Gaining Traction Through Investor Stewardship By Pamela M. Harper July 16, 2018 - Read More
  • Ethikos – Corporate Culture: The tipping point has arrived By Pamela Harper July 1, 2018 - Read More
  • Reeher – 19 Business Insiders on Why Company Culture is Key to Managing Talent: Pamela Harper May 30, 2018 - Read More

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