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City & State PA Honors Stacey Fuller With “Above & Beyond” Award

Gawthrop Greenwood partner accepts the Above and Beyond awardGawthrop Greenwood managing partner Stacey L. Fuller was joined by the Honorable Timika Lane, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, on Tuesday as she accepted the 2024 Above & Beyond: Women award from City & State PA, a publication that focuses on Pennsylvania government and policy news.

Fuller was among “50 influential women who demonstrate exemplary leadership in their respective fields, making significant contributions to society in business, public service, media, nonprofit. These remarkable women will be featured in a special edition of City & State Pennsylvania magazine and will be the focal point of our prestigious annual City & State Pennsylvania Above & Beyond Awards Gala,” according to City & State PA.

You can read Fuller’s complete profile on page 32 of City & State Pennsylvania magazine, where it is written:

Gawthrop Greenwood partner Stacey Fuller appears in City & State Magazine to accept the Above and Beyond award“I’m a go-getter,” explained Stacey Fuller of how she became only the second female partner at Gawthrop Greenwood – and the Best Lawyers in America’s 2022 Land Use Lawyer of the Year. “I like to solve problems, not just acknowledge them.”

The ability to help change the policies behind so many problems is why she abandoned her initial aspiration to become a social worker in favor of law school. At Gawthrop Greenwood, she specializes in municipal and land use matters as well as education (she has represented numerous charter schools).

Gawthrop Greenwood partners Stacey Fuller and Patrick McKenna at the City & State awards ceremonyFuller has also helped modernize the 120-year-old firm through a major overhaul as chair of the management committee. Along the way, she helped spearhead more diverse recruitment, resulting in near-gender parity among the firm’s attorneys.

A supportive, inclusive work culture is key for Fuller, whose four children range in age from 10 to 27. “I wanted to be able to be at my boys’ soccer and football games,” she said. As a firm leader, she now regards that flexibility as a practical retention strategy: “The next generation, regardless of gender, is demanding balance,” she said.

That human focus characterizes Fuller’s approach to issues ranging from historic-district zoning to pandemic-era school policy shifts. Whether representing municipalities or educators, Fuller said she relates to “the officials who feel the same way that I did when I went to law school – wanting to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives – my job is to help them find ways to do that.”


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