— Spilman Thomas & Battle is pleased to announce that Ron Schuler
, Member in Charge of the Pittsburgh Office and Chair of the firm's Securities Law Practice Group, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF).
Membership in the ABF is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and selected by the ABF Board.
The ABF is a global honorary society that recognizes attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. ABF Fellows hail from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of influential roles. Notable Fellows include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, and Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts.
Schuler has been practicing corporate, M&A, start-up, technology, and securities law for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Pomona College and Cornell Law School.
Schuler was a lead member of the City of Pittsburgh's legal team for the planning and construction of PNC Park, home to Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates, and wrote the "Forbes Field II Task Force Final Report" (1996), the urban planning justification for PNC Park's location. He is also the founding chairman of Pittsburgh's community-supported jazz radio station, WZUM-FM, and is the author of an American history book set in Pittsburgh, THE STEEL BAR: PITTSBURGH LAWYERS AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA (Marquez Press 2019).
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Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, super-regional law firm serving local, regional, national and international businesses. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Roanoke, Virginia.