PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blank Rome LLP is pleased to welcome Joseph E. Culleiton to the Firm as a Partner in the Consumer Finance Litigation group in the Firm’s Pittsburgh office. Mr. Culleiton is a litigator who focuses on class action suits in the banking, consumer finance, investment management, and securities industries. He joins Blank Rome from Reed Smith LLP, where he was a partner.
“In today’s highly regulated landscape, the financial services industry faces more scrutiny and class action suits than ever before,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Blank Rome’s Chairman and Managing Partner. “Joe’s impressive financial services litigation experience will be an excellent complement to our nationally recognized team and expanding Pittsburgh office.”
Mr. Culleiton’s litigation work extends to class actions involving employment issues, and general commercial and other complex litigation, including patent and trade secret matters. He has assisted a wide variety of clients, including many of the country’s largest financial services institutions.
“I’m thrilled to join Blank Rome,” said Mr. Culleiton. “This is an exciting growth period for the Firm’s Pittsburgh office and I look forward to expanding upon my class action experience and working with the Firm’s well-respected Consumer Finance Litigation group to provide strategic counsel to our clients on all types of matters.”
In January 2015, Blank Rome opened its Pittsburgh office with five accomplished litigators, George M. Medved, Amy Joseph Coles, James P. Hollihan, Joseph T. Moran, and Jayme L. Butcher. With the addition of Mr. Culleiton, the Firm continues its strategic expansion in the market.
Mr. Culleiton earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Georgetown University.
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