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The top story this morning is Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney acquiring seven-lawyer litigation boutique Manion McDonough & Lucas in Pittsburgh. As reporter Gina Passarella writes, Buchanan Ingersoll said the group’s addition brings the firm’s litigation practice to about 115 attorneys, or about one quarter of its total headcount.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott has announced Heidi B. Hamman Shakely as the new chair of its board of directors, the first time in the firm’s 54-year history that a woman has led the board.
In a Litigation column on Page 5, Judy Weintraub and Harrie Samaras write about how to approach a preliminary meeting.
In a Commentary on Page 7, Douglas S. Lavine writes about the perils of overidentifying with your client’s emotions.
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