Honors and Awards

James Barnes Recognized as Top Influencer of Law by The Business Journals

Blank Rome Partner James J. Barnes, who serves as chair of the Firm’s Pittsburgh office, has been named to The Business Journals2019 Influencers: Law list, which recognizes 100 attorneys who are having an impact on business and legal matters in communities across the nation. He is one of only three attorneys listed from the Pittsburgh region.

As noted in the Pittsburgh Business Times: “The Influencers: Law spotlights attorneys who are driving business for their employers, and for their clients, in cities across the country. The 100 individuals identified here serve both large, nationally known ventures and smaller, locally focused entities.” The executives recognized were identified in conjunction with editors and staff writers across The Business Journals’ network of more than 40 publications.

For more information and a full list of honorees, please click here.

Influencers: Law Profile

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James Barnes
Blank Rome, Partner

A year after joining Blank Rome LLP’s Pittsburgh office in early 2017, James Barnes took the helm as administrative partner, marking the second downtown law office he’s led. The other was Reed Smith LLP, the region’s largest. This task, however, was different. Given that Philadelphia-based Blank Rome entered the Pittsburgh market just four years ago, Barnes has been able to do something new — build. Read more about Barnes in the Pittsburgh Business Times.