Alexandria, VA, Tampa, FL, and Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, PA, June 24, 2010 — Eighteen Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorneys were selected by their clients and peers for inclusion among America's Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA in the practices of Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Environment, General Commercial Litigation, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigation.
In the area of Intellectual Property, IP shareholder Todd R. Walters of Northern Virginia was reported as "a first-rate guy and a master strategist," by interviewees.
In Florida, Andrew Rock in Health Care Law. Sources described Buchanan's Health Care practice as: "An effective group of fine lawyers."
Those named from the Pittsburgh office are: Lynn J. Alstadt in Intellectual Property; Thomas S. Giotto in Labor & Employment; Craig S. Heryford in Banking & Finance; Mark R. Hornak in Labor & Employment; Wendelynne J. Newton in Antitrust; Thomas M. Thompson Corporate/M&A & Private Equity and Howard J. Wein in Environment.
Listed from the Philadelphia office were: James M. Becker in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigation; Alfred J. D'Angelo, Jr. in Labor & Employment; William A. DeStefano in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigation; Elizabeth A. Malloy in Labor & Employment; Howard D. Scher in Antitrust and General Commercial Litigation; and William H. Schorling in Bankruptcy/Restructuring.
Clients and fellow lawyers provided detailed feedback on Buchanan's Pennsylvania attorneys and practice groups. Banking and Finance clients said: "This firm is one of the best in western Pennsylvania for sophisticated finance matters," and in the area of Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, sources said: "This firm impresses with the energy of its lawyers and their ability to handle complex transactions."
In the area of Antitrust, sources said: "The firm's attorneys give a broad perspective so the client can make an informed decision."
Buchanan's Labor & Employment practice for including attorneys with "the highest caliber: they're community-minded and knowledgeable."
Chambers publishes its online guide at chambers.com. The publication's rankings are based upon the recommendations of more than 10,000 clients and lawyers throughout the United States. Chambers USA researchers conduct thousands of interviews to obtain opinions about the lawyers and law firms the interviewees have dealt with over the past year. The leading law firms and attorneys are then compiled and ranked based on the comments in the interviews.