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Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Professional Experience
Partner
Current
Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D.
Harris Manchester College
Post-Graduate Studies
University of Pittsburgh
B.A.
magna cum laude
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
Current
Activities: Duquesne University Law School - Adjunct Professor, 1995-2000
Current
Activities: National Judicial College - Faculty, 1992-1995
Current
Activities: Pennsylvania Election Reform Task Force, 2004
Current
Activities: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General - Transition Team, 1996-1997
Current
Activities: American Bar Association - Council of Appellate Lawyers --- Judicial Administration Division - Appellate Practice Committee --- Section of Litigation - Appellate Advocacy Committee --- Tort & Insurance Practice Section --- Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Rules of Procedure, 1995-1997 --- Vice Chair, Special Committee on Class Actions, 1981-1985
Current
Activities: Allegheny County Bar Foundation - Charter Fellow
Current
Activities: American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
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Activities: American Judicature Society - Board of Directors, 1998-2000
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Activities: American Law Institute - Member Consultative Groups --- Federal Judicial Code Revision Project, 1997-2001 --- International Jurisdiction and Judgments Project, 1998-present --- Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure, 1998-present --- Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Judgments in Transnational Disputes, 2000-present
Current
Activities: Pennsylvania Bar Association - Civil Litigation Section --- Discovery Rules Committee, 1995-1996 --- Chair, 1989-1991 --- Vice Chair, 1987-1989 --- Secretary, l985-1987 --- Section Council, 1984-1985 - Amicus Curiae Brief Committee --- Chair, 2006-present --- Vice Chair, 2004-2006 --- Member, 2001-2004 - Post-Trial and Appellate Practice Committee --- Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Procedural Rules, 2004-present - House of Delegates, 1981-1996 - Section Council, Municipal Law Section, 1992-1993 - Judicial Selection & Administration Committee, 1995-1996 --- Legislative Subcommittee, 1995-1996
Current
Activities: Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Treasurer, 1996-1997 - Director, 1986-1992, 1995-1996 - Chair, Publications Committee, 1988-1990 - Chair, Judicial Education and Courts Liaison Committee, 1990-1992
Current
Activities: Allegheny County Bar Association - Pittsburgh Legal Journal --- Executive Committee, 1988-1994 --- Associate Editor, 1988-1994 --- Editor-In-Chief and Chairman, 1985-1987 --- Opinion Editor, 1980-1984 - Appellate Practice Committee, 1987-present
Current
Activities: Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County - Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1994-1996 - Member, 1986-1997
Current
Activities: Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts - Southwest Pennsylvania Advisory Board, 1993-present
Current
Activities: American Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
Current
Activities: Pennsylvania Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
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Website
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600 Grant St, Suite 5010
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2802
USA
Telephone: (412) 497-1083
Fax: (412) 202-2787