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PITTSBURGH – May 30, 2017 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that 37 of the firm’s attorneys and 15 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in the Chambers USA 2017 guide.

Buchanan attorneys were ranked in the following practice categories: antitrust, banking and finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/M&A, environment, healthcare, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, litigation: appellate, real estate, real estate: zoning/land use and tax.

The following attorneys achieved Band 1 ranking:

  • Thomas Boyle – Healthcare – Pennsylvania
  • William J. Flynn III – Immigration – Florida

Amy Miller, a shareholder in the litigation section in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and Mark Pfeiffer, counsel in bankruptcy/restructuring in the Philadelphia office were both ranked for the first time achieving the Recognized Practitioner ranking.

Additionally, the firm’s corporate/M&A & private equity, health care and general commercial litigation practices also achieved Band 1 ranking in Pennsylvania.

Below is a comprehensive list of Buchanan’s attorneys in the 2017 Chambers USA guide by practice area:


  • Howard D. Scher – Pennsylvania
  • Wendelynne J. Newton – Pennsylvania

Banking and Finance

  • Thomas S. Galey – Pennsylvania
  • Craig S. Heryford – Pennsylvania
  • James S. Lawlor – Pennsylvania
  • Donald Malecki – Pennsylvania


  • John D. Emmanuel – Florida
  • James D. Newell – Pennsylvania
  • Timothy Palmer – Pennsylvania
  • Mark Pfeiffer – Pennsylvania
  • William H. Schorling – Pennsylvania
  • Scott Underwood – Florida


  • Thomas G. Buchanan – Pennsylvania


  • Brian J. Clark – Pennsylvania
  • Louis M. DeStefano – New Jersey
  • Howard J. Wein – Pennsylvania


  • Thomas E. Boyle – Pennsylvania
  • William P. Conaboy, Jr. – Pennsylvania
  • Ivan J. Punchatz – New Jersey
  • Salvatore G. Rotella, Jr. – Pennsylvania
  • John R. Washlick – Pennsylvania


  • William J. Flynn III – Florida


  • Marc Tepper – Pennsylvania

Intellectual Property

  • Lynn J. Alstadt – Pennsylvania

Labor & Employment

  • Cathy J. Beveridge – Florida
  • Eric J. Holshouser – Florida
  • Robert G. Riegel – Florida


  • Amy Miller – Washington, D.C.
  • James M. Becker – Pennsylvania
  • Thomas A. Bergstrom – Pennsylvania
  • Hala Sandridge (Appellate) – Florida
  • Howard D. Scher – Pennsylvania

Real Estate

  • Rhea Law (Zoning/Land Use) – Florida
  • Frederick H. Masters – Pennsylvania
  • Lafe Metz – Pennsylvania
  • Linda Loomis Shelley (Zoning/Land Use) – Florida
  • Jason P. Wrona – Pennsylvania


  • Mitchell I. Horowitz – Florida

Chambers has been ranking the world’s best lawyers since 1990, using criteria that are most valued by clients – such as technical knowledge, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for the money. Ratings are independent and objective and are assessed based on thousands of confidential in-depth interviews with law firms, clients, colleagues and competitors.

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