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Harrisburg, PA, January 10, 2011 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has expanded its Energy Practice with three lawyers from Ryan, Russell, Ogden & Seltzer PC, a Central Pennsylvania law firm that focused extensively on energy, water, renewables and utility as well as telecommunications matters.

Alan M. Seltzer, co-founding partner of Ryan, Russell, Ogden & Seltzer PC, join the firm as shareholder, as does John F. Povilaitis.

Seltzer and Povilaitis have handled the largest and most complex regulatory proceedings and transactions over the course of three decades. They were integral in crafting the Pennsylvania statute that restructured the electric industry and have litigated dozens of rate cases for major utility clients.

"One of the firm's major initiatives is to strengthen our existing Energy Practice, which comprises more than 50 attorneys throughout Pennsylvania," stated Buchanan CEO and Board Chairman Jack Barbour.

"The combination of experience and industry depth these lawyers add to our team is a natural fit," added Sean Moran, co-chair of the firm's Energy Practice.

Buchanan has exceptional expertise in the energy, minerals and natural resources industry sector. Attorneys from the diverse range of Buchanan's legal practices and government relations section have represented energy-related companies including Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., CONSOL Energy Inc., EQT Corporation, The AES Corporation, AMCI Corporation, James River Coal Corporation, Amvest Minerals Inc., Washington Group, Inc., Royal Oil and Gas, Power Gas Marketing and Transmission, Maverick Oil and Gas, Transco Pipeline Co., CNX Gas Corporation and Dominion Transmission.

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with multiple offices in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C.