PITTSBURGH – March 29, 2018 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Rosemary J. Bruno, shareholder in the Litigation section, and Derek P. Benke, senior attorney in the Intellectual Property section, are named to the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2018 list. BTI’s survey is based on interviews with 350 in-house counsel from large and Fortune 1000 corporations representing more than 15 industry sectors. Attorneys named to the survey possess six common characteristics which clients value most, including superior attention to client needs, exceptional legal skills and innovative thought leadership.
Bruno concentrates her practice in the areas of litigation, employment law, employee benefits litigation and defense of consumer class actions. She defends corporate clients and individuals in each of these practices. Rosemary represents consumer product companies in cases brought by individual or multiple plaintiffs and in class actions.
Benke focuses his practice on various intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, drafting validity and infringement opinions, client counseling, and IP due diligence. Derek’s experience includes prosecuting and drafting patent applications in a multitude of technologies, as well as appellate procedures before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and post-grant proceedings.
The 2018 survey names 328 lawyers from 149 law firms, singled out by corporate counsel for delivering the absolute best client service. Only 72 law firms are home to two or more BTI Client Service All-Stars. No attorney or firm can self-nominate, self-refer, nor pay to be included in the report.