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John A. "Jack" Barbour, CEO of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, was featured in the October 2009 edition of WHIRL magazine. He was profiled in the magazine's "Portfolio of 24 CEOs and City Leaders." In his profile, titled "First Place," Barbour discussed the city of Pittsburgh and why it has been named "America's Most Livable City" more than once.

As noted, Places Rated Almanac has bestowed the honor on the city twice, and just this year, The Economist Magazine agreed. Barbour explained in the article that the upcoming Pittsburgh Summit, taking place September 24 and 25, is a great opportunity to show the world just why these authorities chose Pittsburgh.

"Everyone who lives here knows Pittsburgh is a great place to live," he said. "Three of my four children have gone elsewhere for college, and once they've been away from home a few years will say, 'Wow, Pittsburgh really had a lot we took for granted.'"

The article went on to discuss how Buchanan was founded in Pittsburgh in 1850, "making it one of the oldest law firms in the country." It also noted that the firm "represents a plethora of services and industries — from intellectual property to biotechnology to pharmaceuticals and real estate," as well as a number of internationally-based companies in addition to its "vast amount of U.S.-based clients."

"We're a first-class commercial law firm that does business throughout this country, and for foreign companies doing business here. I think that Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, like Pittsburgh, is second to none," Barbour said. "We're very proud of who we are and where we are."