Pittsburgh, PA – November 12, 2012 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC announced today that shareholders Kevin P. Lucas and Gretchen L. Jankowski have been named co-chairs of the firm’s Pittsburgh Litigation practice. The move, which comes just months after the addition of the seven Manion McDonough & Lucas lawyers, furthers the firm’s longstanding commitment to delivering top-notch litigation services to clients in Western Pennsylvania. The MML firm for more than two decades has been one of Pittsburgh’s best known and most respected litigation and business practice boutique law firms.

“Kevin and Gretchen have complementary strengths, a natural synergy and proven leadership capabilities,” stated Buchanan’s CEO Jack Barbour. “They are committed to setting and achieving high client service standards, which is a key element in our success firm-wide,” he added.

Buchanan’s Litigation Section makes up about a quarter of the firm’s overall headcount of more than 450 lawyers and government relations professionals spread throughout its 14 office locations. More than 60 lawyers, paralegals and specialists in the firm’s Pittsburgh office focus their practice on litigation.

About Lucas
Kevin P. Lucas, one of the region’s premier business litigators and a founder of MML, has devoted his career to the prosecution and defense of the broad and varied range of complex claims affecting business. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and to the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, and also serves as a mediator/arbitrator, litigation special master, and adjunct law professor. He is named to the The Best Lawyers in America® list for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation and construction litigation.

Lucas received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Fordham University.

About Jankowski
Gretchen L. Jankowski is a highly-regarded first-chair trial lawyer who has successfully litigated a wide variety of business disputes in state and federal courts across the country and in arbitration. Her practice areas span from franchise law to disputes ranging from antitrust and unfair competitor/trade secrets to intellectual property and corporate governance. She has served in several leadership roles and has been active in a number of Litigation practice initiatives since joining Buchanan more than 14 years ago.

Jankowski received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Baltimore, and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from University of Pittsburgh.

About the Firm
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (www.bipc.com) has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with multiple offices in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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