Pamela M. Harper

Pamela M. Harper

Of Counsel

Pamela M. Harper is Of Counsel at Griesing Mazzeo Law and Chair of the Firm’s  Corporate Transactions & Compliance practice group.

What do you focus on?

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

More than a lawyer

Hindsight is definitely 20/20. I am a lover of the visual arts and often look back and wonder, “ Why didn’t I major in Arts Administration when I was in graduate school at Wharton?” Well,  It certainly would not have the most  conventional choice. Fast forward and my interest in art led me to attend Christie’s Art Business program. On my bucket list? Owning an art gallery focused on emerging and contemporary artists.

I’m also a foodie; an adventuresome foodie. During my travels, I’ve eaten everything from frog lips in China to alligator in Cameroon; I will try anything once. Worst case, once is sufficient. Best case, you actually expand your culinary portfolio and your palette will thank you. Next bucket list item? Being a food columnist.

Life is such an adventure and every day is a treasure!


Pam is a seasoned attorney with experience in both the private and public sectors and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) with the Compliance Certification Board. She conducts internal investigations as well as workplace  culture audits and third party supplier due diligence. In addition, she advises clients on risk management and regulatory related matters. She also provides diversity and inclusion training as well as professional coaching on various topics including sexual harassment, elimination of bias, hiring and firing employees, maternity and FMLA leave, race and gender discrimination, LGBTQ rights and accommodations for disabled veterans.

Prior to joining Griesing Mazzeo Law, Pam held several executive roles at consulting and financial services firms in the region. Most recently, she served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for an information technology consulting firm. Pam also held a similar role as Chief Operating Officer and Compliance Officer for an institutional asset firm where she oversaw the firm’s legal and compliance program, subject to 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 public sector experience includes her appointed position as the Deputy Director of Aviation, Marketing & Governmental Affairs for the Philadelphia Airport System where she was responsible for the airport’s government and regulatory affairs as well as air service marketing initiatives.

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, and the National Society of Compliance Professionals. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Arthur Ross Gallery and previously held roles on the Boards of numerous civic organizations in the region, including the Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Board, Atwater Kent Museum, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and International House, 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

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Compliance Certification Board, Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional


  • The Legal Intelligencer, Unsung Heroes Award, 2021
    – Awarded to attorneys and legal professionals who have gone unnoticed for, or were instrumental behind the scenes in, particularly important work. 
  • Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine 50 Influential Minorities in Business, 2004

Community Involvement

  • Arthur Ross Gallery
    – Board of Directors, 2018-2022
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals
    – Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2022
    – Member, 2017-2022
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professionals
    – Member, 2018-2022
  • Women Owned Law
    – Member, 2019-2021
  • Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
    – Board of Directors, 2017-2019
  • The Forum of Executive Women
    – Member, 2010-2019
  • National Association of Securities Professionals
    – Member, 2017
  • Philadelphia International Airport
    – Vice Chair, Airport Advisory Board, 2010-2014
  • Princeton Club of New York
    – Finance Committee, 2011-2014
  • Center for Architecture + Design
    – Board of Directors, 2012-2014
  • Atwater Kent Museum
    – Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies
    – Former Member, Board of Directors
  • First Person Arts
    – Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Ensemble du Monde, New York
    – Former Member, Board of Directors
  • International House of Philadelphia
    – Former Member, Board of Directors

Writing & Speaking