PITTSBURGH – February 15, 2016 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that shareholder Kathleen Jones Goldman has been named a Fellow and associate Linda J. Z. Young has been named a Pathfinder of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

Jack Barbour, CEO, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, chose Goldman and Young to be members of the 2016 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the LCLD to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Goldman is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation practice in Pittsburgh. She has a high-level litigation practice which encompasses complex commercial matters, catastrophic personal injury and death cases, and litigation arising out of the construction, railroad, banking and natural resources industries. Goldman handles litigation involving administration of estates and trusts, guardianships and the contesting of wills in Pennsylvania Orphans' courts and the State of West Virginia. She also represents clients related to political elections and labor and employment matters.

Young is an associate in the firm’s Financial Services practice in Tampa. Her practice consists of a variety of commercial litigation matters, including bankruptcy, business disputes, contract disputes, real estate litigation and banking litigation. She is fluent in Mandarin.

Diversity is important at Buchanan, and the firm is committed to making it a top priority in the hiring, retention and advancement of our attorneys and other professionals. The firm has undertaken many initiatives over the years to address unique challenges facing women and diverse attorneys as they develop their practices. The different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of our attorneys and government relations professionals are a critical source of the firm’s vitality, enrich the legal services that we provide our clients and enhance the future success of the firm.

About the Firm

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (www.bipc.com) brings true partnership to our clients. We understand the service and partnership attributes our clients most value and have formalized a model for consistently achieving them. The firm has more than 500 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with offices in 19 cities in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

About the LCLD

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than 800 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.

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