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Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 2010 — Gerald E. Burns, a shareholder in the Litigation Section of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Philadelphia office, was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).

About the Litigation Counsel of America

Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar.

Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively.

About Burns

Burns is a trial lawyer and litigator, focusing primarily on business disputes. He has tried commercial cases to juries, judges and arbitrators, and has won substantial awards as both a plaintiff and a counterclaiming defendant. He has also successfully defended corporate defendants against multi-million dollar claims, both at trial and through pre-trial practice.