Pittsburgh – October 29, 2014 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that Shareholders Thomas S. Giotto and Wendelynne J. Newton have been recognized by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council with its 2014 “Leadership Excellence in Law” and “Most Powerful & Influential Women” awards, respectively.

Giotto and Newton were honored at the organization’s 2014 Pittsburgh Diversity and Leadership Conference, taking place October 29 and featuring President of Prairie View A&M University, Dr. George Wright, as the keynote speaker. For more information, visit www.padiversityconference.com.

Newton serves on the Executive Management Team of the firm, the first woman to hold that position. She also chairs the firm’s nationally recognized Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group, which serves as legal counsel to a host of companies in the Mid-Atlantic region and throughout the United States and has earned U.S. News World Report–Best Lawyers’ first-tier ranking in the Pittsburgh market.

Giotto is chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Section and concentrates his entire practice on representing management in many aspects of labor, employment and employment-related litigation. He counsels clients in a wide range of industries and business sectors.

About the Awards

The Most Powerful and Influential Women Awards are presented to recipients who provide leadership excellence, sustain accomplishments and contributions throughout their careers and demonstrate a commitment to the community and professional excellence. The Leadership Excellence Awards are presented to individuals who receive a high degree of peer recognition for their accomplishments, exemplify a commitment to equality and integrity in their work and are committed to community service.

Founded in 2009, the Pennsylvania Diversity Council is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity and inclusion. Visit www.padiversitycouncil.org to learn more.

About the Firm
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