Pittsburgh, March 23, 2010 — Lyle Washowich, a commercial litigator representing clients in the financial, business and manufacturing industries, has joined the Pittsburgh law office. Mr. Washowich defends clients against common law and statutory putative class actions, consumer protection law claims, and alleged financial and other fraud charges. He represents financial organizations in mortgage servicing, purchasing and securitization claims and a wide variety of businesses, manufacturing and public sector clients in matters concerning claims of product liability, suits targeting third parties, unfair competition, tortious interference, and First Amendment and media law. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Allegheny College (1996) with a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, Mr. Washowich received his law degree from Northwestern University (1999). At Northwestern, he was associate editor of the Law Review and participated in the school’s inaugural trip to Tanzania to develop a long-term research and idea-exchange partnership. Active in the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), Mr. Washowich serves on the association’s Gender Bias Subcommittee and Women in the Law Division Professional Development Committee.