Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. said its CEO, Scott Green, will be leaving the law firm after nearly three years of overseeing its business operations.

The appointment of Green drew wide notice when it was announced in February of 2012 because it made Pepper one of the few law firms in the nation run by a non lawyer.

Green, a Harvard MBA and a CPA, had served in various roles at Goldman Sachs and Deloitte Touche and had been executive director of the WilmerHale law firm before joining Pepper Hamilton.

Pepper Hamilton said the firm had enjoyed three years of unprecedented revenue and profit growth during Green's tenure, but gave no reason for his departure, noting only that is contract is up at the end of 2014.

- Chris Mondics