The law firms of Buchanan Ingersoll PC and Klett Rooney announce their merger, effective July 1, 2006. The new firm will be named Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. (PRNewsFoto/Buchanan Ingersoll PC)
PITTSBURGH, July 1 LAWFUEL – Press Release Service — The previously announced merger of
Buchanan Ingersoll PC and Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling PC became
effective today, creating one of the 80 largest law firms in the United
States. The new firm — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC — has estimated
2006 annual gross revenues of $265 million and a head count of
approximately 550 attorneys and government relations professionals.
The transaction comes almost exactly one year after Buchanan’s June 1, 2005, addition of the 55 attorneys and patent professionals of the
nationally known IP firm Burns Doane.
In total, approximately 250 Klett Rooney attorneys, government affairs professionals and staff members will join Buchanan’s more than 900 employees. Klett has a national client base and serves companies such as Chubb Insurance, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, The Pittsburgh
Steelers and Reliant Energy.
Klett also brings particularly strong real estate, government affairs, litigation and labor practices that mesh well with Buchanan’s work in those areas. It has significant bankruptcy, corporate, gaming, international business, health care, higher education and general liability defense
practices, as well as a strong PUC practice in Harrisburg.
This is the latest in a series of additions that Buchanan has undergone since 2005. The firm added more than 100 attorneys and government relations
professionals last year, including:
* The attorneys and professionals from the IP firm Burns Doane Swecker &
Mathis in Alexandria, VA, and San Diego and Silicon Valley, CA.
* Government relations boutique Hill Solutions in Philadelphia and
* A group of nine litigators from Saul Ewing in Philadelphia.
* Tax, transactional and immigration attorneys from Steel Hector in Miami.
* The national litigation boutique of Slotnick, Shapiro & Crocker in New York.
A New Name
After nearly three decades as Buchanan Ingersoll, the new firm has
changed its name to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. The Rooney name belongs in this case to Arthur J. Rooney, II, a former managing shareholder of Klett Rooney who currently serves as of counsel at the firm and as president and general counsel of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will continue as of counsel at Buchanan.
About Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (http://www.buchananingersoll.com) has
more than 550 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing
throughout the United States, with offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg,
Philadelphia, Alexandria, New York, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Miami,
Aventura, Tampa, Wilmington, Princeton, Newark, Cleveland, San Diego and
Silicon Valley. The deal with Klett Rooney added 130 attorneys and
government relations professionals to Buchanan, making it one of the 80
largest law firms in the country and the largest law firm in Pennsylvania.