Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY, August 17, 2009 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is proud to announce that six of the firm's attorneys have been honored by their peers and selected to the Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers® list. More than 800,000 attorneys nationwide were asked to nominate lawyers, and only the top 5 percent of lawyers received this distinction.

Those honored from the Pittsburgh office are Eugene A. Giotto, in Civil Litigation Defense; John R. Leathers, in Professional Liability Defense; and Wendelynne J. Newton in Antitrust Litigation; from the Philadelphia office James M. Becker and William A. DeStefano in White-Collar Criminal Defense; and from the New York office Barry I. Slotnick in White-Collar Criminal Defense.

The Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers® list will be published in the September 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers® magazine. The selection process includes peer nominations as well as independent research on candidates.