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Newark, NJ, October 15, 2009 — Christopher J. Dalton, counsel in the Litigation and Labor and Employment groups in the Newark office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, has been appointed as chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court District V-A Ethics Committee for 2009-2010. In that role, he will be responsible for coordinating ethics investigations in the district, which encompasses Newark and surrounding areas. His one-year term commenced on September 1, 2009.

Dalton has served on the Ethics Committee since 2003. As a committee member, he has investigated ethics grievances and has served as panel chair for ethics hearings. He was previously vice-chair of the committee for 2008-2009.

About the New Jersey Supreme Court District V-A Ethics Committee

The District V-A Ethics Committee is charged with investigating and prosecuting claims of ethical misconduct and violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The District V-A Ethics Committee, and the other Ethics Committees across the state, work under the auspices of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Office of Attorney Ethics, and perform a valuable role in maintaining the integrity of the legal system and ensuring the public that complaints about lawyers are investigated and, where appropriate, lawyers are sanctioned for ethics violations.

About Dalton

Christopher Dalton is a member of the Litigation and Labor and Employment Groups at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. His practice areas include commercial litigation, contract matters, business torts and defense of class actions, including actions brought under New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act.

He represents management and employers in various employment-related matters, including enforcement of post-employment restrictions, employee disloyalty claims and actions under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act.