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Philadelphia, PA, June 8, 2011 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Litigation Shareholder Gerald E. Burns, III was reappointed for a three-year term as a Hearing Committee member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2011.

About the Hearing Committee

The Hearing Committee is part of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Hearing Committee members are lawyers who are appointed to three-year terms and can be reappointed once. They serve on a voluntary, unpaid basis. Each of the four districts has a Hearing Committee composed of three-member panels.

About Burns

Gerald E. Burns tries and litigates civil cases, primarily business disputes. He has tried commercial cases to juries, judges and arbitrators, and has won substantial awards as both a plaintiff and a counterclaiming defendant. He has also successfully defended corporate defendants against multi-million dollar claims, both at trial and through pre-trial practice.

About the Firm

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC ( has nearly 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 in Washington, D.C.