PITTSBURGH – July 10, 2017 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that David J. Laurent, shareholder in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, has been appointed as chair of the Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration section. Laurent, who has been with Buchanan for 11 years, has deep experience navigating clients through the full range of labor and employee benefits issues including labor relations and collective bargaining agreements, ERISA, corporate transactions, WARN Act issues, and executive compensation and employment agreements.

“David is an innovative thinker who is passionate about labor and employment law and widely respected by attorneys and clients alike. I look forward to working with David and his tremendous team as we continue to broaden our labor and employment portfolio through exceptional service, cross-discipline collaboration and achievement of client success,” said Joseph A. Dougherty, Buchanan’s CEO.

“Effective workforce management, attraction and retention is increasingly challenging in the face of constantly evolving laws, regulations, technology and strategic priorities,” said Laurent. “I am excited to lead this dynamic and talented group of attorneys focused on helping clients address these and other needs as they advance their business objectives.”

Buchanan’s Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration section has 50 practice-specific attorneys across 10 offices, focusing on all aspects of labor and employment law, including regulatory, transactional and litigation.

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