On the Docket Pittsburgh: 11/18/13

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Thomas H. May, shareholder, Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., was elected chair of the Federal Court Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Mr. May is chair of the firm's employment and labor law group, and he received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Houston Harbaugh, P.C said Sarah L. Carlins joined the firm as a senior attorney in its health care law practice. She received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney said Matthew F. Burger will co-chair the firm's energy section. James O'Toole Jr. will continue to co-lead the section with Mr. Burger.

Mr. Burger is a shareholder and member of the firm's board. He has 20 years of experience representing natural gas exploration and production companies and coal companies in litigation and commercial matters, and has served as trial counsel for energy companies in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals.

Stefanie L. Pate joined Leech Tishman as an associate in the estates and trusts practice group. Prior to joining Leech Tishman, she was an associate trust adviser with PNC Wealth Management. She received a law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.

Rothman Gordon was selected as one of Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces for the third year in a row. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sept. 26.

Burns White members David A. Damico, Daniel B. Donahoe, T.H. Lyda, Patrick L. Mechas, D. Scott Newman and Of Counsel Michael W. Burns were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

In addition, Mr. Damico was named the Best Lawyers' 2014 "Pittsburgh Railroad Law Lawyer of the Year."

Mr. Damico, founding member and co-chair of the firm's transportation group, concentrates his practice in the defense of occupational illness cases.

Mr. Lyda co-chairs the transportation group, Mr. Mechas co-chairs the health care and long-term care practice group, and Mr. Newman chairs the workers' compensation group.

Mr. Burns, founding member, serves as Of Counsel to the firm.

Robb Leonard Mulvihill said Dennis St. J. Mulvihill, R. Douglass Klaber Jr. and Daniel L. Rivetti have been selected to the 2013 Top 50 Pittsburgh Area Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

Jones Day was cited among the leading law firms in litigation according to the BTI Litigation Outlook 2014 report, published by the BTI Consulting Group Inc.

The firm was named a "litigation powerhouse" (the highest category rating) in intellectual property, securities and finance, complex commercial and routine commercial litigation. The firm also was ranked among the "Fearsome Foursome" -- the law firm clients fear most -- for the third time.

In addition, the firm was ranked as a "standout" in class actions and torts, complex employment litigation, routine employment litigation, and product liability litigation.

BTI bases its findings on more than 3,700 interviews with general counsel and other legal decision makers.

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