PITTSBURGH – June 13, 2017 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney welcomes William J. Ryan as the firm’s new chief financial officer. Ryan replaces Michael J. Pauvlinch, who will retire in July after 10 years with the firm as CFO and previously as director of the litigation section. Ryan joins Buchanan after spending more than 30 years at an AmLaw 100 firm in several positions, most notably as its CFO since 1999. He will be primarily based in Buchanan’s Washington, D.C. office.
As Buchanan’s CFO, Ryan will be responsible for the overall financial management of the firm. Ryan will oversee all financial operations, including financial reporting and analytics, cash management, budgeting, negotiating and maintaining credit facilities, billing and collections, internal controls, audits and tax compliance.
“Bill has tremendous financial expertise and law firm experience which will be an asset to our lawyers and our clients alike. He knows how to lead and manage firms through periods of growth and can establish and deliver on our key goals of providing top-notch service to our clients. We are fortunate to have him join our leadership team,” said Joseph A. Dougherty, Buchanan’s CEO and managing director.
Regarding Pauvlinch, Dougherty added, “We can’t thank Mike enough for his dedication, the significant contributions and the fine work that he has done on behalf of the firm. We wish him all the best and hope that he enjoys all the perks of retirement.”
“I am thrilled to continue my career at Buchanan and be part of a team that has a solid grasp on the changing needs of clients and how to best deliver legal services,” said Ryan.
A Washington, D.C. area native, Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Washington University and is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators.
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