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A. Bruce Bowden


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A. Bruce Bowden is a partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Corporate Practice Group. He also serves as Co-Chair of Leech Tishman’s International Practice Group. Bruce is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, where he focuses his practice in the areas of M&A transactions, international, general corporate and corporate finance law.

Practicing in the international arena since the early 1970s, Bruce has represented both overseas companies acquiring U.S. companies and U.S. investors in sales of U.S. interests to overseas companies. He has also represented U.S. companies in establishing foreign offices, subsidiaries and distribution networks. Bruce’s overseas transactions have involved parties in North, Central and South America, in Europe, in the Middle East and in the Far East.

Bruce has also acted as outside general counsel for a number of companies, including two that produce cutting-edge medical devices.

On the corporate finance side, Bruce has represented corporations in scores of venture capital, public offering and debt financing transactions. He has worked as principal negotiator, as well as legal advisor, on transactions with federal, state and local government agencies.

Bruce regularly lectures on many aspects of corporate and international law. He has presented before the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, AVRIO Advocati and Legalink.

An active member of the Pittsburgh community, Bruce sits on a number of client and civic boards of directors and holds leadership positions and other offices in several community organizations.


J.D., Stanford Law School
A.B., Amherst College

Public schools in the City of Pittsburgh and Edgewood Borough

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


Duane Morris, LLP
Buchanan Ingersoll

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Avrio Advocati (Member, Board of Directors)

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Attorney


Business law topics
"Public Procurement," U.S. chapter in Legalink book

International business law topics
“GAAP and IFRS: The Convergence and Transition of International Accounting Standards,” New Jersey Lawyer, February 2010
“Rules and Recommendations for Doing Business Under NAFTA,” U. S. Department of Commerce

Local government and community development topics
“What About Pittsburgh?” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 19, 2010

Healthcare topics
“Negotiating a System Purchase: 8 Principles for Protecting Your Institution’s Interests,” Healthcare Executive

Community Involvement

Borough of Fox Chapel (Solicitor and Tax Collector)
Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation (Board of Directors; Former Chairman)
The Beckwith Institute for Innovation in Patient Care (Board of Directors)

Previous Board Service
Accuray Incorporated (Secretary and General Counsel)
Associates Program, Katz Graduate School of Business (President, Executive Committee)
Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc. (Secretary and General Counsel)
Center for Organ Recovery and Education
Colonel, General Staff, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired)
East Liberty Presbyterian Church (Deacon and Elder)
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania (President [twice])
Legalink (a network of international business law firms in 50+ countries) (Chairman; Member of "The Committee")
Mattress Factory Limited (Chairman, Executive Committee)
National Kidney Foundation, New York (Chairman, numerous offices and committees)
National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
(many offices and committees; Chairman)
Pittsburgh Association for the Improvement of the Poor/Fresh Air Camp for Children
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (President)
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Shadyside Hospital (Compensation Committee, Board Medical Staff Planning Committee)
Tinplate Partners International, Inc. (Secretary and General Counsel)
United Network for Organ Sharing (Executive, Membership and Professional Standards, and Finance Committees)
University Club (Chaired Entertainment and House Committees)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Diversified Services, Inc.

Speeches & Presentations

“The Best Exit Strategy; Options for VC-Funded Companies in 2011,” ExecuSense
“Supply and Distribution Agreements,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute
“What Every Employment Agreement Should Contain,” Pro Arts Workshop

International business law topics
“Doing Business in Vietnam,” Chatham University Global Focus
“Committee on Foreign Investment in the US” and “Export Controls Affecting Foreign Investments and Acquisitions,” SASAC companies visiting New York (similar presentation to China aerospace companies)
“Corruption:  Enforcement, Compliance and Futility; Fighting Corruption in the Second Decade of the 21st Century,” Chairman and Moderator, ABA Section on International Law
“Intellectual Property Enforcement in Latin America:  Battles Here and There,” ABA Section on International Law
“U.S. Laws with Extraterritorial Effect,” Legalink
“Joint Ventures and Partnerships,” European Business Opportunity Conference, CMU
“GAAP and IFRS: The Convergence and Transition of International Accounting Standards,” Chairman and Moderator, ABA Section on International Law

Local government and community development topics
“Urban Wildlife Management: Controlling Wildlife in Populated Areas,” Local Government Academy

Healthcare topics
60 Minutes, Mike Wallace interview on organ donation
“Legal Impediments to Donor Solutions: Proposals for Change,” Tennessee Donor Services et al., Nashville
“Reauthorization of the National Organ Transplant Act and Bone Marrow Act,” National Transplant Policy Forum