Dateline Pittsburgh: 04/01/14

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney said Susan A. Yohe was named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars. Ms. Yohe, with over 30 years of courtroom experience is the managing shareholder of the firm's Pittsburgh office and chair of the firm's diversity committee.

The BTI Client Service All-Stars are drawn from feedback from corporate and general counsel.

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Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. announced that Ellis W. Kunka was named a shareholder. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the recipient of the 2011 Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner Award.

In addition, Bart D. Wischnowski joined as an associate attorney. Mr. Wischnowski is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where he was a certified legal intern for Penn State's Family Law Clinic.

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Grogan Graffam, P.C. announced that Jason G. Wehrle was appointed a trustee of the Seneca Valley Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to encouraging excellence and innovation in the Seneca Valley schools.

Mr. Wehrle concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, consumer litigation defense and professional liability defense. He received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.

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Robert F. Schultz joined Leech Tishman as counsel in the employment practice group. He has over 35 years of experience in labor-related representation for both union-represented and nonunion private sector employers.

He served as the chief legal officer for Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp., working as vice president industrial labor relations and senior counsel for over 20 years prior to his retirement in December 2013.

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Clark Hill Thorp Reed elected attorney Joshua Farber to membership. Mr. Farber's practice focuses primarily in real estate and corporate law. He assists clients in the acquisition, sale, leasing and development of real estate. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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For a third consecutive year, K&L Gates LLP was identified among the top 20 law firm brands in the United States, according to legal market research company Acritas' U.S. Law Firm Brand Index 2014.

K&L Gates' other recent honors have included rankings among the top two firms for first-tier rankings in the annual U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" survey during the past four years; as one of the 20 firms with the largest presence and most experience globally by legal news outlet Law360 in its annual "Global 20" survey; and among the top 30 law firms for client service for a second consecutive year, according to the 2014 BTI Client Service 30.

 


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