PA Governor Tom Corbett Joins Firm in NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony

Leech Tishman and the Pittsburgh Technology Council, a trade association which aims to foster the development of the technology industry within the 13-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania, is visiting the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to host its third annual Society on the Square cocktail reception during the 2012 Pennsylvania Society Annual Dinner weekend in New York, NY.

In honor of the occasion, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett joins firm partner Ken Foltz and Tech Council President and CEO Audrey Russo in ringing the Closing Bell.

Prior to the ceremony, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Leech Tishman connected a number of NY venture capital firms with Pittsburgh entrepreneurs in a series of roundtable discussions. VC firms include Bain Capital Ventures, Genacast, DFJ Gotham, AOL Ventures, Insight Partners and New York Angels. The entrepreneur participants include Epiphany, StatEasy, FutureDerm, CommunityVibe, Thoughtful Husband, Didoline, Webkite, and Kextil.

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About Leech Tishman:

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, litigation, real estate, and taxation. To learn more visit www.leechtishman.com.

About the Pittsburgh Technology Council:

Since 1983, the Pittsburgh Technology Council has been the principal point of connection for companies from four primary clusters of the technology industry that are represented by a critical mass of businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania including, the Advanced Manufacturing / Materials, Green Technology, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC or Council) goes beyond your ordinary trade association. We have a vested interest in your business success because, when our members succeed, we succeed. It’s how we measure our impact and how we build our programs and services. We work hard to foster the development of the technology industry within the 13-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania. By engaging companies in the tech sector, as well as companies who utilize technology, the PTC builds value for all members.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade – from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 23 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99+% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)