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PHILADELPHIA – April 8, 2016 – Howard D. Scher, a shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s litigation practice, has been named an officer of the prestigious, peer-selected, invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at the organization’s annual meeting. Scher, a member of IATL since 1999, will serve as secretary of international relations for a one-year term. In this position, Scher will be responsible for promoting the expansion of the international component of the IATL by identifying trial lawyers outside the United States whose ability, skill, character and integrity qualify them for membership.

"I am honored to have been elected to an officer position of the IATL. I look forward to being a part of the leadership of our prestigious organization and continuing to promote the highest standards of law and integrity," said Scher.

Scher, an accomplished trial lawyer, has a national reputation and has achieved victories in the prosecution and defense of complex and sophisticated business litigation, including business torts, RICO, antitrust, franchise, intellectual property, securities, fraud, tax and accounting and class action. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Who's Who in American Law, Chambers Partners USA and Benchmark Litigation – The Definitive Guide to the Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys and consistently selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list.

The IATL limits fellowship to 500 active trial lawyers. Membership is extended to trial lawyers only on an invitation basis after an extremely careful and rigorous vetting process. The organization’s purpose is to promote reforms in the law as well as the rule of law internationally, facilitate the administration of justice and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession. 

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