A. Bruce Bowden: Lawyer with Leech Tishman

A. Bruce Bowden

Pittsburgh,  PA  U.S.A.

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  • Corporate
    University Amherst College, A.B., 1963
    Law SchoolStanford Law School, J.D., 1966
    Admitted1966, Pennsylvania; 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

    A. Bruce Bowden focuses his practice in the areas of M&A transactions, international, general corporate and corporate finance law. He is a partner and member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.

    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 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.


    Duane Morris, LLP

    Buchanan Ingersoll

    Professional Memberships

    American Bar Association

    Pennsylvania Bar Association

    Allegheny County Bar Association

    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)

    Faith United Methodist Church, Fox Chapel (Pastor-Staff-Parish Relations Committee)

    National Kidney Foundation, New York (Board of Directors, Finance and Investment Committees; Former Chairman)

    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])

    Mattress Factory Limited (Chairman, Executive Committee)

    National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania (many offices and committees, ultimately 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

    Business law topics

    “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,” 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


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    A. Bruce Bowden

    525 William Penn Place, 30th Floor
    PittsburghPA 15219


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