Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA, May 6, 2009 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that four of the firm's shareholders — Howard D. Scher, Wendelynne J. Newton, Robert A. Johnson and David J. Laurent — were recently nominated, and subsequently accepted, to become Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Scher practices in the Litigation Section at the firm's Philadelphia office. Newton also practices in the Litigation Section but with the firm's Pittsburgh office. While Johnson is a member of the Tax Section and Laurent is a member of the Labor and Employment Section, both also with the firm's Pittsburgh office.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an organization of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers because of outstanding achievements in the legal profession. The Fellows support the research work of the American Bar Foundation through annual contributions and the sponsorship of seminars and events of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession.

About the Foundation

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is the nation's leading research institute for empirical study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than 50 years, the ABF has advanced the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world. The foundation is committed to broad dissemination of research findings to the organized bar, scholars and the public. The results are published in a wide range of forums, including leading academic journals, law reviews and academic and commercial presses.