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Pittsburgh – October 31, 2016 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is named to the honor roll of the BTI Litigation Outlook 2017: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms in four categories: complex commercial litigation, complex employment litigation, everyday commercial litigation and everyday employment litigation, based on in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers.

“Litigation is at the core of our firm. As budgets shrink, regulations shift and clients rely on outside counsel to deliver more for less, we know we can deliver results to companies of all sizes and on all matters,” noted Joe Dougherty, Buchanan’s CEO. “The accolades for these rankings go directly to the talented attorneys whose work has made us indispensable to our clients.”

Buchanan’s litigation practice and attorneys have been consistently ranked by clients and peers in leading industry publications and a number of the firm’s litigators are members and leaders in some of the most selective and prestigious professional associations. The firm’s litigation practice focuses on antitrust, appellate, class actions, construction, fiduciary duties and trusts, intellectual property, product liability, trade secrets and unfair competitions, and white collar criminal defense. The employment litigation practice focuses on conducting employee investigations; discrimination, harassment and other alleged violations of company policy or the law; employee terminations; reductions in force; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance matters; the interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the FMLA, workers’ compensation and employer leave and benefit policies; wage payment compliance; and trade secret and restrictive covenant enforcement.

“The firms on the honor roll list represent the top 15 percent of all law firms in their respective categories – firms that corporate counsel look to first for their most pressing litigation needs,” noted Michael Rynowecer, president and founder of BTI Consulting Group. “Corporate counsel note Buchanan’s performance in ranking them so well for complex and everyday matters.”

BTI’s report, which focuses on trends shaping litigation in the coming year, bases its rankings on 336 in-depth interviews with leading legal decision makers and trend data from more than 4,300 corporate counsel client interviews over the span of 17 years.