Laurie Barkman Named Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

Burns White announced that Laurie Barkman has been named as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer to grow the Firm’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ms. Barkman is an accomplished executive with marketing and business development experience across various industries including transportation and logistics, technology, and retail. During her 20+ year career, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in diverse businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining Burns White, Ms. Barkman was Managing Partner of Topanga Partners, a private equity firm, and served on the Board of Managers for the portfolio companies. Previously, she was CEO of GENCO Marketplace, a subsidiary of GENCO Corporation, acquired by FedEx Corporation in 2015. Ms. Barkman has more than 15 years of experience in senior-level marketing positions including American Eagle Outfitters, The Art Institutes, as well as venture-backed technology companies.

Ms. Barkman received her Masters of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

“I’m excited to join Burns White to amplify the growth of our business and footprint in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region,” Ms. Barkman said. “Burns White was an early innovator of alternative fee arrangements, and our attorney practice groups take a flexible business approach to providing value to clients.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Laurie to the Burns White team,” said Burns White Executive Committee Member, David B. White. “Laurie brings an incredible breadth of leadership experience and business skills to the Firm, and we look forward to developing new opportunities for growth in the transportation, healthcare, energy, and technology industries.”

Ms. Barkman can be reached at 412-995-3003 or by email at:



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