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Philadelphia – August 11, 2014 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that Counsel Thomas A. Bergstrom has been selected to serve as an adviser on the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses project.

ALI’s project will re-examine Article 213 of the Model Penal Code, which was ahead of its time when approved by the ALI In 1962, but is now outdated and no longer a reliable guide for legislatures and courts.

Bergstrom focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense in both federal and state courts out of Buchanan’s Philadelphia office. He has defended hundreds of businesses, professionals and individuals in all stages of state and federal government enforcement proceedings. He has experience in antitrust, securities, tax, fraud and environmental criminal cases.

About The American Law Institute
The American Law Institute ( is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors of the highest qualifications) drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

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