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PITTSBURGH – June 7, 2022 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that 35 Buchanan attorneys and 16 of the firm's practice areas have been recognized in the Chambers USA 2022 guide. Of those, four practice areas three attorneys were named Band One. Chambers ranking tables are compiled through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide.


Cannabis Law



Banking & Finance (Band 1)

Bankruptcy/ Restructuring (Band 1)

Corporate/ M&A & Private Equity

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 1)


Healthcare (Band 1)

Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment

Litigation: General Commercial

Real Estate




New Jersey



Intellectual Property

Additionally, the guide ranked the following attorneys for their specific practice and geographic areas:


Howard D. Scher – Pennsylvania

Wendelynne J. Newton – Pennsylvania

Banking & Finance

Donald E. Malecki – Pennsylvania - Senior Statespeople 

Megan E. Thompson – Pennsylvania - Up and Coming

Sean M. Girdwood – Pennsylvania (Band 1)

Bankruptcy/ Restructuring

John D. Emmanuel – Florida

William H. Schorling – Pennsylvania - Senior Statespeople

Christopher P. Schueller – Pennsylvania

James D. Newell – Pennsylvania (Band 1)

Kelly M. Neal – Pennsylvania - Up and Coming

Timothy P. Palmer – Pennsylvania

Cannabis Law

William A. Garvin – Nationwide

Corporate/ M&A & Private Equity

Jennifer R. Minter – Pennsylvania

Energy & Natural Resources

Matthew F. Burger – Pennsylvania (Band 1)


Ronald H. Noble – Florida

Louis M. DeStefano – New Jersey

Brian J. Clark – Pennsylvania


John R. Washlick – Pennsylvania

Salvatore G. Rotella, Jr. – Pennsylvania

Thomas E. Boyle – Pennsylvania - Senior Statespeople

Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/ Medical Products Regulatory

Edward John Allera – District of Columbia


Christine J. Alden – Florida

Dilip Patel – Florida


H. Marc Tepper – Pennsylvania

Intellectual Property

Lynn J. Alstadt – Pennsylvania

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy

Daniel B. Pickard – Nationwide

Labor & Employment

Cathy J. Beveridge – Florida

Jaime S. Tuite – Pennsylvania

Joseph J. Centeno – Pennsylvania

Litigation: Appellate

Hala A. Sandridge – Florida

Litigation: General Commercial

Sheila Oretsky – Florida

Howard D. Scher – Pennsylvania - Senior Statespeople 

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Thomas A. Bergstrom – Pennsylvania - Senior Statespeople 

Real Estate

Jason P. Wrona – Pennsylvania


Mitchell Horowitz – Florida