Buchanan's recent addition of Tom Bergstrom to its White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group was the topic of various articles published in by multiple news outlets, including The Legal Intelligencer, law.com, Philadelphia Business Journal and ABA Journal, the week of November 1, 2010. As reported, Bergstrom joined the firm's Philadelphia office as Of Counsel.
As noted in The Legal Intelligencer article, titled "After 30 Years, Solo Moves Practice From Barn to Big Law," "Tom Bergstrom was scheduled to start in the firm's Philadelphia office Tuesday after spending more than 30 years as a solo practitioner handling white-collar and straight criminal defense cases. … He said it was the right time for him to join a firm with a larger support network and work again in the city after spending the last few years in an office in a barn 75 yards away from his Malvern, Pa., home."
"You come to a point I think, and I'm there, where I need some support," Bergstrom told The Legal. "I mean support in the sense that, get younger people involved. There comes a time where you don't really want to do all the research that needs to be done and you have younger people interested in doing it."
According to The Legal, "Bergstrom will be bringing over a docket of cases with him to Buchanan Ingersoll, including a health care fraud investigation case and a case in Jackson, Miss., that is set to go to trial in the spring, he said. The bulk of Bergstrom's cases are in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey."
The article went on to discuss some of Bergstom's more noteworthy cases he has handled over the 33 years that he was a solo attorney. He cited the defense of du Pont in his trial for murdering wrestler David Schultz as one of his most satisfying and important case he ever took on.
"Over the years, Bergstrom's cases have included everything from tax and bank fraud, labor and racketeering to murder and drugs. At Buchanan Ingersoll, he said he expects his practice to cover the gamut of white-collar criminal defense. … White-collar criminal defense has been a busy practice area in a market otherwise slower when it comes to lateral movement," noted The Legal.