Nelson Mullins Expands with Opening of Pittsburgh Office

PITTSBURGHNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, a full-service national law firm, announced today the opening of its newest office located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a group of attorneys from Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. The team consists of seven litigation attorneys and five corporate attorneys and includes 10 partners. The office will be located at PPG Place.

“We are very pleased to welcome this talented group of lawyers to our firm,” said Nelson Mullins managing partner Jim Lehman. “This group will continue to expand our geographic reach and add depth and breadth to both our litigation and corporate practices to further enhance our service to our clients.”

Nelson Mullins has a corporate team that was named a finalist in 2022 by The American Lawyer for Middle Market Firm of the Year. The firm is routinely ranked by various ranking services for its mergers and acquisitions work, including by PitchBook, and has been noted for its volume of M&A work involving financial institutions in S&P Global Market Intelligence league tables rankings. The firm’s litigation practice is ranked each year by such notable directories as Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, Legal 500 and The Best Law Firms in America®.

“We are very excited to join a national firm with such a strong platform, and we are honored they have entrusted us to represent the firm in Pittsburgh,” said Timothy D. Gallagher, who will serve as office managing partner. “Our team is looking forward to working collaboratively with the extensive Nelson Mullins network.”

The attorneys joining Nelson Mullins include:


Christine Boronyak Bowers, partner, focuses her practice on advising businesses, nonprofits, and individuals on tax matters. Her work includes dealing with tax issues around establishing businesses, designing and implementing tax-qualified retirement plans, as well as tax matters in mergers and acquisitions. Bowers is recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for tax law.

Jonathan M. Fingeret, partner, has a broad range general corporate practice that includes experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities and regulatory matters, and complex negotiations. He also provides general counsel advise to a variety of companies. He was previously in-house as general counsel at an international industrial services and raw materials trading company.

Timothy D. Gallagher, partner, provides transactional advice to clients including mergers and acquisitions, and working with private equity, venture capital and real estate clients. He previously served as general counsel for a family office focused on diverse investments, including in the hospitality and real estate industries.

David J. Hirsch, partner, has a career that spans three-plus decades advising business in corporate matters such as mergers and acquisitions, securities and compliance, and complex contract issues. His clients include medium-sized businesses, private equity companies and venture capital firms. He routinely advises corporate boards on a variety of issues.

James P. Killeen, partner, focuses his practice on real estate matters, including transactions, development, leasing, and land use and zoning. A licensed title agent, Killeen serves as counsel to a variety of real estate and title companies. He has also handled real estate litigation matters.


Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., partner, has an expansive litigation practice that includes general commercial work, intellectual property and trade secrets, real estate litigation, trust and estates disputes and creditors rights issues. Hicks is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Pittsburgh in the Commercial, Bankruptcy, Construction, Intellectual Property and Real Estate Litigation categories. He also has experience in election law issues.

Thomas S. Jones, partner, a veteran trial lawyer that brings 30 years of experience to the firm. His expansive litigation practice includes bet-the-company issues, investigations, shareholder and derivative matters, securities litigation, qui tam, arbitration, and appellate cases. He has been recognized by Lawdragon 500 as a part of its Leading Litigators in America category.

Carolyn B. McGee, partner, is a commercial litigator with state, federal and appellate experience. Her practice encompasses general contract matters and litigation, warranty issues, and trade secrets in a variety of industries including real estate, energy, aviation and construction. She also has experience in election law matters.

Jeremy A. Mercer, partner, an experience litigator, his practice frequently involves oil and gas disputes. His experience in the shale sector includes representation of the E&P operators in the Marcellus and Utica Shale sites. He is a frequent speaker on fracturing and his representations include employment, zoning, regulatory, and environmental issues.

Kevin Meacham, partner, a litigator with experience in a variety of industries such as energy and utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and construction. He also has experience at the trial and appellate levels. His practice includes experience in contract disputes, investigations, class action defense, franchise disputes, and litigation resulting from mergers and acquisitions.

Megan E. Farrell, of counsel, a former assistant U.S. attorney who also has in-house experience at a Fortune 500 financial institution. She focuses her practice on representing financial institutions in commercial litigation matters.

Cara L. Brack, associate, focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals, and with the addition of this Pittsburgh office will have 32 offices in 16 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit