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Pittsburgh, PA—27 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Kir…

Pittsburgh, PA—27 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP Nicholson Graham (K&LNG) CIO Steven W. Agnoli was recognized by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group as a Pittsburgh CIO of the Year in the global category—a designation for companies with more than 500 employees.

The CIO of the Year Awards honor technology executives who demonstrate excellent service to the community and industry, and whose planning, execution and management of information technology initiatives are marked by creativity, innovation and solid leadership. Finalists are selected by members and staff of the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and board members from both organizations and other regional technology leaders.

During Agnoli’s tenure, K&LNG has been recognized regularly as a leader in the use of technology to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace for legal services and to support the practice and business of law. K&LNG has three times been selected to receive the prestigious CIO 100 Award from CIO magazine in recognition of the firm’s successful technology and business process integration initiatives. Additionally K&LNG’s technology capability has been ranked in the top 25% of 175 large U.S. law firms, according to the annual American Lawyer Tech / Law.com Technology Scorecard, and the firm has been voted Techno-Firm of the Year by TechnoLawyer, an on-line community of legal technologists.

Peter J. Kalis, K&LNG’s managing partner and chair of the firm’s management committee, commented, “One of the firm’s great strengths is our excellence in technology planning and deployment, little of which would be possible without Steve’s leadership and our talented IS professionals. We congratulate Steve and his team on this coveted achievement.”

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is a regional technology trade association with 1,300 member companies within its geographic territory of 13 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group is an open forum for Pittsburgh-area IT executives with decision-making responsibility to network and share their experiences related to technology and business structure.

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP comprises 950 lawyers who practice in offices located in Boston, Dallas, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Newark, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington. K&LNG represents entrepreneurs, growth and middle market companies, and leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations in every major industry, nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.klng.com.

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