Louis Freeh to Lead Philly Law Firm, Probably Not Expecting a Lot of Penn State Alumni for Clients

Philadelphia Business Journal:

Just five months after joining the firm, former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh will succeed Nina M. Gussack as chairman of the 500-lawyer Pepper Hamilton.

Freeh, 63, who was hired by Penn State University to conduct an investigation and file a report on the school’s response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, merged his 12-lawyer, Wilmington, Del.-based firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, into Pepper Hamilton in late August.

It’ll be interesting to see how successful Freeh can be as a Philly rainmaker in a state where the late Joe Paterno still outpolls the current so-far unindicted governor. But maybe it won’t be so bad: There are plenty of other schools in this state whose alumni don’t hate him automatically.