Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney was ranked number one in the city of Pittsburgh among other area law firms, according to a report published by The American Lawyer on October 1, 2009. As noted in the report, "The Local Talent: Results by City," "Summer associates around the country ranked the firms where they spent the summer. … All responses were scored on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest score."

The firm's Pittsburgh office received a 4.962 out of five for the office score. The city average was 4.605.