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Pittsburgh, PA – January 30, 2012 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announced today Shareholder Jeremiah G. Garvey, a member of the firm’s board of directors, will co-chair the firm’s Corporate Section. Thomas G. Buchanan, who has co-chaired the section for more than seven years, will continue to co-lead the section.

The firm’s CEO and Managing Director Jack Barbour stated, “Jeremy has successfully held several leadership positions in the firm, and I am certain that he will bring energy and focus to further the Corporate Section’s goals.”

Garvey succeeds Ronald Basso, who recently became Executive Vice President-Business Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of firm client Black Box Corporation. Basso, who began his career with Buchanan Ingersoll more than 27 years ago, has assisted Black Box in more than 130 transactions all over the world.

Barbour stated, “Ron has been helping this client achieve its objectives for many years, and he expressed his gratitude that his experience with the firm led to this exciting opportunity.” He added, “Although we’ll miss seeing Ron in our offices, we are looking forward to working with him as our client.”

“Ron is an example of the outstanding legacy this firm has built over decades,” stated Garvey, whose clients range from high-growth entrepreneurial entities to large public companies. “I am honored to fulfill this role, and I look forward to working with Tom to further solidify our corporate foothold in this region while strengthening our national and international reach,” he added.

Buchanan’s Corporate Section enjoys a stellar reputation both regionally and nationally. Ranked #1 in Pittsburgh by corporate counsel of public companies in the most recent survey conducted by FTI Consulting, and listed as a Tier 1 practice by U.S. News & World Report 2013, the firm’s Corporate Section is one of its cornerstone practices.

About Jeremiah G. Garvey
Garvey focuses his practice on securities-related transactions and corporate governance, specifically in connection with private capital financings, public offerings and the organization, funding and ongoing representation of emerging growth technology companies and venture firms. He is a member of Buchanan's Board of Directors and co-chair of the firm's Securities/SEC Practice Group.

Garvey’s clients have included retailers, software and information technology companies, venture capital and private equity funds, drug discovery companies, medical device makers, oil and gas companies, mobile and wearable computer manufacturers, bioinformatics companies, e-commerce providers and facilitators, information services providers, medical device manufacturers, investment banking firms and telecommunication companies. In addition to his private company and securities focus, his practice extends to venture and angel financings, private and public company mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate transactions and all forms of commercial arrangement negotiations.

Garvey is listed in the The Best Lawyers in America® and was named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Twice, he has been specifically named by clients to the BTI Client All-Star list for delivering "absolutely outstanding client service," most recently in the 2012 edition. In 2010, he was named "Pittsburgh Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers® report.

About the Firm
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