Know Greater Partnership At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, we provide the best of both worlds, the stability and support of a large national firm and the flexibility and collaboration of a smaller firm, empowering you to succeed and position your practice for growth. With an experienced group of knowledgeable attorneys, government relations professionals and administrative support staff working across the nation, we have the best resources in place to support you.
TRUE PARTNERSHIP TRAIT Empowered Talent A person(s) with natural aptitude who flourishes exponentially when inspired and emboldened.
Partnership is key to our business growth. We are committed to nurturing an environment rich in diversity and entrepreneurial leadership as an investment in our future. With a collaborative approach across practice groups and key geographic regions, we position our attorneys and government relations professionals to become leaders within the firm and the business community.
Strong Roots that Support Proactive, Dynamic Growth Founded in 1850, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is one of the oldest law firms in the country. We are an established, national firm with a proven record of success and long-term stability. Our rich history includes mergers with several successful firms, which have strengthened our core practice areas and industry capabilities to reflect the expectations and needs of our high caliber clients. Most recently we merged
with Fowler White Boggs, a Florida-based commercial law firm â€“ the third largest law firm merger in the nation that year. With the merger, Buchananâ€™s expanded footprint provides an even stronger position to offer the services, efficiencies and focused experience our clients count on to succeed. With our strong roots, we are able to leverage our resources and create new and innovative ways of doing business.
True Partnership integration organization reliability Future Focus welcoming
Approachable Entrepreneurial synergy partners
By the Numbers
500 11 27 19 attorneys and government relations professionals
Recent Hires Weigh In The firm actively seeks ways to be a true partner and works hard to live up to its mantra – “Know Greater Partnership” – with both its clients and its lawyers. Buchanan establishes deep and sustained relationships with clients by sharing advice in the framework of a client’s overall business portfolio and not just in the context of the immediate problem at hand. Buchanan does the same with its lawyers. The firm is willing to make investments in its lawyers to grow practices that can be sustained and flourish over time. Counsel - Litigation
I chose Buchanan because it is a well-respected firm with excellent clients. After talking with attorneys at Buchanan that are also friends, I felt that the culture was supportive both in terms of teaching associates essential knowledge and letting associates be entrepreneurial. Everyone was welcoming. Buchanan has a stellar professional reputation, yet everyone is down-to-earth and willing to pitch in to get the job done. Associate – Corporate
The quality and strength of the attorneys I met during the interview process greatly impressed me. Many of them have worked at Buchanan for several years and I wanted to join a firm where I could stay and grow year after year as well. It’s all about service and two-way support at Buchanan. Whether it is an attorney, paralegal or member of the administrative staff, they will stop what they are doing and do whatever is needed to help. The level of daily support is unmatched and I have the resources needed to grow my practice. Shareholder – Financial Services
TRUE PARTNERSHIP TRAIT Skill Harmony - A state of intellectual and technical collaboration among legal partners that requires continuous commitment to share skills, ideas and resources.
Collaborating for Success Our attorneys and government relations professionals are highly experienced within their practice areas and their clients’ industries. They come from top-ranked schools and first-class, large and small law firms, bringing the necessary skills to keep Buchanan ranked at the top in client service.
Our talented lawyers are highly collaborative and share their expertise across practice groups. Practices are structured to give you access to a small, core group of colleagues and supportive executive management, so you can build a financially strong practice and also have
the opportunity to advance to the next level of leadership. Firm resources such as client teams, U.S. and international legal referral networks and a marketing and business development team are in place to help you succeed.
Investment in Your Future Buchanan is invested in the future of the firm and that starts with the professional development and business development success of our attorneys – it is essential. Through various training programs, we are able to elevate the collective work of the firm and stay ahead of the game in the legal industry.
Lateral Integration Programs Buchanan recognizes that making a transition to a new law firm can be overwhelming. Our firm’s success starts with our people, so we put significant time into making lateral attorneys feel comfortable. To integrate quickly and effectively, attorneys participate in an orientation that focuses on firm-wide resources, opportunities to connect with other attorneys and daily operations.
Professional Development Training We offer firm-wide training courses in the areas of legal writing, communication and presentation skills, practice management and ethical and professional responsibility – all focused around specific client needs. Our practice groups offer lunch and learn programs to tap into the in-depth knowledge and experience we have at
the firm, and external experts or clients are invited to present the latest industry updates. Additionally, we take our show on the road to clients and conduct multi-day seminars on hot topic legal issues. We know how valuable education is to both our attorneys and clients and how essential it is to maintain successful relationships.
Business Development Coaching Business development resources are available to optimize efforts when pitching services to clients, establishing client relationships and building long-term client satisfaction. Buchanan’s business development team assists with individual and practice group business planning, client targeting, industry research and conducts customized programs to help attorneys sharpen their skills to capitalize on high-impact business opportunities.
Continuing Legal Education
The firm is an approved in-house CLE provider, which gives attorneys the flexibility of meeting requirements without leaving the office. Our professional development team assists attorneys with maintaining their compliance in all jurisdictions where they are licensed. In addition to in-house opportunities, we have relationships with other CLE providers such as the Practicing Law Institute, Cognistar, NITA and ALI-ABA In-House.
We sincerely believe in the power of mentoring and have created a formal Mentor Program. Our attorneys work collaboratively to share resources and experience to enhance every participant’s skills and talents. Experience is the best teacher, and sharing one’s experience with a colleague is an excellent way to build relationships and foster an environment that values learning. We are so passionate about mentoring that we assign mentors to every first-year associate— and some sections have even implemented their own additional adviser programs.
Commitment to Diversity Diversity is a top priority in the advancement of our firm. Our core values of inclusiveness, cultural awareness and mutual respect ensure an environment that is welcoming, collegial and open to new ideas and change. We believe that different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are critical to the success of the firm, innovative thinking and longterm client relationships.
We are on a mission and we started at the top. Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee, led by our CEO and the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, is committed to facilitating a dialogue with firm management and diverse attorneys on inclusion initiatives to hire, advance and retain top talent. Not only are we committed to advancing diversity within the firm, but also within the legal industry and our local communities.
Our firm management and attorneys are members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, National Association of Women Lawyers, Philadelphia Women’s Taskforce, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, National Diversity Council/ Florida Diversity Council and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
A Voice in the Community Community outreach is a core part of our mission. We work together firmwide to give back and build a strong community; whether it’s through direct donations, volunteerism, board service or pro bono legal counsel, our
professionals tirelessly help support those in need. We support both national and local organizations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way, First Generation Scholarship Fund and many more.
TRUE PARTNERSHIP TRAIT Relentless Integrity A conscious commitment to do right by our clients, colleagues and the community.
TRUE PARTNERSHIP TRAIT Future Focus - A predisposition to see all issues and matters in the larger context of their ultimate consequences and opportunities.
CONNECT WITH US Visit BIPC.com to learn more about our firm and visit KnowGreaterPartnership.com/EmpowerMe to learn more about true law firm partnership.
Published on Jul 13, 2015
At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, we provide the best of both worlds, the stability and support of a large national firm and the flexibility a...