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Philadelphia, PA, May 4, 2009 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that Litigation shareholder Howard D. Scher was recently elected to The Pennsylvania Innocence Project's Board of Directors. Scher was voted to the board by fellow members at the organization's April 30, 2009, meeting.

About The Pennsylvania Innocence Project

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a newly-formed non-profit corporation that has a four-fold mission to: (1) secure the exoneration, release from imprisonment and restoration to society of persons who are innocent and have been wrongly convicted; (2) provide clinical training and experience to students in the fields of law, journalism, criminal justice and forensic science; (3) collaborate with law enforcement agencies and the courts to address systemic causes of wrongful convictions; and (4) strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania through public education and advocacy.

As it expands, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project anticipates participation by law students and faculty from all the accredited law schools in greater Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, as well as students and faculty in various other disciplines, including journalism, criminal justice and forensic science whose academic focus is directly relevant to advancing the project's mission.

At present, representatives of several Philadelphia area law schools and firms are participating in the planning and development of the project.

About Scher

Howard Scher serves as co-managing shareholder of Buchanan's Philadelphia office. He has achieved victories in the prosecution and the defense of complex and sophisticated business litigation, including business torts, RICO, antitrust, franchise, intellectual property, securities, fraud, tax and accounting and class action. His experience extends to the prosecution and defense of state and federal court actions, as well as emergency injunctions, jury trials and appeals.