Leslie Gromis Baker, Tom Buchanan, Wendy Newton and Art Rooney II have been named to City & State Pennsylvania's "2022 Pittsburgh Power 100," a round-up of people exerting the most influence in the city of Pittsburgh. Read the full article here.
Leslie Gromis Baker
More than three decades of experience in state and federal governments have helped Leslie Gromis Baker become Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s managing director. She worked under George H.W. Bush in the White House and served as Gov. Tom Ridge’s director of the Office of Public Liaison. Most recently, Gromis Baker served Gov. Tom Corbett as his chief of staff. In her current position, Gromis Baker leads Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s federal, Pennsylvania and Florida teams.
Thomas Buchanan brings more than 25 years of experience to his role at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. As a member of the firm’s executive management team, Buchanan often serves as general counsel for companies that do not have in-house counsel. He focuses on local and national venture capital financing, mergers, dispositions and more. He also counsels shareholder groups and informs entities about corporate and shareholder duties.
Wendelynne Newton loves helping clients navigate antitrust law: Over the past decade, Newton has directed more than 100 litigation and antitrust matters ranging from health care to consumer products. In 1992, she was elected to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s management committee and then to its board of directors in 1995. Now, an executive shareholder, Newton is the first woman to hold those positions. She also serves as chair of the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation practice group.
Art Rooney II
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, grandson of team founder “The Chief,” Art Rooney, Sr., was named team president in May 2003. He was previously vice president and general counsel of the Steelers and has served on the board of directors for the Steelers since 1989. Currently, Rooney serves as chair of the NFL’s Stadium Committee and numerous NFL boards, including the legislative committee. He also holds an of counsel position at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, where he focuses on sports law and corporate finance.