Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney reported a 3% drop in revenues and overall profits in 2009. The number of partners declined to 101 from 109. The number of lawyers employed by the firm decreased 10% to 439 from 487. Profits per equity partner and revenue per lawyer both increased by 5%. CEO and chair John Barbour attributes the increases to administrative cost-cutting, reduced associate compensation and the departures of some less productive lawyers. Buchanan’s real estate practice was impacted the most, with 6 lawyers leaving in 2009.
Founded in 1850, Pittsburgh based firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney is a general practice firm with approximately 500 attorneys and 16 offices including San Diego, Washington, D.C., Miami, New York and Philadelphia.