Pittsburgh, PA, November 30, 2009 — David A. Gurwin, a shareholder in the Corporate Finance & Technology Section of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Pittsburgh office and Chair of the firm's Technology Transactions Group and its Entertainment and Media Law Group, was recently elected to serve as Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh (also known as the Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh). A longtime member of the Forum's Board of Trustees, Gurwin will serve as Chair for a one-year term.

In addition to his new role as Chair, he will moderate the Forum's upcoming program, "The Elevator Pitch," taking place Wednesday, December 9, 2009, from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Pittsburgh Golf Club. The program will focus on providing tips for delivering a successful elevator pitch. Entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to raise funds will have the chance to make a 60-second pitch to a panel of startup experts, plus an audience of prospective investors and other interested parties. The panel will critique presenters' pitches. They'll comment on how well presenters succeeded, and offer specific, practical advice for improvement. To learn more, visit Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh's website at enterpriseforumpittsburgh.com.

About the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh


Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh is the region's leading networking organization for entrepreneurs. It produces the only business event series in Pittsburgh focused on the interests of entrepreneurs from all industries. It is especially known for Case Forums, a unique event at which regional entrepreneurs present their strategies for critique by a live audience of peers and a panel of experts. Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh actively maintains a connection to the global MIT Enterprise Forum and its chapters around the world.

About Gurwin

Gurwin chairs the firm's Entertainment and Media Law Group. He is also chair of the firm's Technology Transactions Group, whose members focus on representing companies and individuals — regardless of the industry — with commercial transactions involving technology-related issues.

He represents clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on Internet, computer, advertising, life sciences and technology clients, as well as those involved in the entertainment industries.