The Pittsburgh-based firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has attracted another prominent partner from the Richmond office of LeClairRyan.
Brian L. Buniva joined Eckert Seamans environmental and litigations practices yesterday.
Buniva is a member of Virginia State Bar Council and has chaired its administrative and environmental law sections.
Eckert Seamans opened a Richmond office in October after taking four partners in Washington and Richmond firm Troutman Sanders LLP and in January absorbed three lawyers and three non-lawyer lobbyists with administrative and regulatory backgrounds from LeClairRyan.
Eckert Seamans has about 325 lawyers in 11 offices, most of them in the Mid-Atlantic states. Richmond is its southernmost outpost.
By Alan Cooper