For Immediate Release

Contact: Mala Mason
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Press Statement

Leech Tishman Partner Steven Irwin Elected to International Board of Directors of North American Securities Administrators Association

PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC is pleased to announce that firm partner Steven D. Irwin has been elected to serve on the International Board of Directors for the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”). Steve is a member of Leech Tishman’s Management Committee and serves as Chair of the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group.

An active and committed advocate on issues involving investor protection, Steve recently testified before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises regarding NASAA’s opposition to the creation of a self-regulatory organization for investment advisers. During NASAA’s 2011 Annual Conference, Steve was recognized with an Outstanding Team Service Award for his valuable contributions to the NASAA Dodd-Frank Studies Working Group, ensuring that NASAA was an active and insightful participant in the study and rule making phase of the Dodd-Frank Act implementation process. In addition to serving on NASAA’s Board, Steve also chairs NASAA’s Federal Legislation Committee. Steve’s one-year term as a member of NASAA’s Board of Directors commenced in September 2011.

Steve currently serves as a Securities Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Securities Commission and recently delivered the Opening Address for the organization’s Compliance 2011 conference.

As a partner at Leech Tishman, Steve focuses his practice primarily on business matters, where he routinely interacts with government bodies and counsels high-level management, defending against or asserting allegations of fraudulent conduct. He led the firm’s Employment Practice Group for a decade and continues to counsel clients on all legal aspects of the employment relationship and labor compliance.

“It is an honor to serve the community by working to protect consumers who purchase securities and investment advice,” said Steve. “Serving in these roles for NASAA and the Pennsylvania Securities Commission has given me the opportunity to stay at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape regarding investor protection.”

Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 67 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.

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