Tracey McCants Lewis has joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Human Resources, it was announced today by David Morehouse, the team's president and CEO.
McCants Lewis, a previously tenured associate professor of law at Duquesne University, also recently served as Director of Human Resources at Peoples Gas Company. In her new role, she will work closely with Kevin Acklin, the Penguins' senior vice president and general counsel.
"Tracey is a skilled and well-respected executive who will bring new energy to our legal and HR team while assisting in our community engagement efforts," Acklin said.
A native of Monroeville, McCants Lewis is the immediate past director of the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education at the Duquesne University School of Law. She taught the Civil Rights Clinic and Unemployment Compensation Clinic and coordinated the law school's pro bono program. She is currently an adjunct professor of clinical legal education at Duquesne Law.
McCants Lewis earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Gannon University and a J.D. from Duquesne. She formerly practiced law as an associate with K&L Gates LLP and worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Max Baer of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
She served on the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board from 2013-2018. Among her many honors were the 2017 Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh's Ron H. Brown Community Leadership Award and the 2015 YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Racial Justice Award.