Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is the largest of its kind within any law firm in Pennsylvania. Its Government Relations Group provides a wide variety of clients with an outstanding program of advocacy services before the General Assembly and Executive Branch agencies of state government. The principals have held positions at the highest levels of state government, including former members of the House of Representatives, and a former member of the Governor's staff. In addition, they include former Chief Counsels of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department as well as former Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Buchanan's services include providing background information to clients and key policy makers about the potential impact of proposed legislation or regulations; effectively communicating clients' concerns to government; drafting legislation; testifying before legislative committees and regulatory hearings; drafting and distributing position papers for clients; and monitoring the General Assembly and providing clients with updates.
Randy Vulakovich assists clients with the development, management and implementation of comprehensive political and legislative strategies, in support of their public policy, legislative, regulatory and procurement objectives.
Randy is a recognized leader in the greater Pittsburgh business community. In 2019, he was named to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development’s Our Next 75 initiative steering committee which is helping shape the next generation of regional transformation by evaluating the challenges facing the Pittsburgh region and then setting priorities for what the region should focus on for its future. Additionally in 2018, Randy was selected as one of 10 Pittsburgh leaders to participate in an effort under Harvard Business School’s U.S. Competitiveness Project known as the Young American Leaders Program. As a member of Pittsburgh’s delegation, Randy collaborated with Harvard’s internationally renowned faculty and influential leaders from thriving cities across the country, sharing insights and best practices designed to help foster cross-sector collaboration to improve prosperity and propel communities forward. Randy also devotes time to lifting up the next generation of leaders, serving as an Executive Mentor through The Advanced Leadership Initiative (TALI), an organization whose vision is to dramatically improve the regional presence of African Americans in executive leadership roles thus helping to create a more diverse, inclusive and prosperous community. In 2015, Randy was selected by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a “Fast Tracker” – an award honoring the region’s most outstanding business, government and non-profit leaders under the age of 40 for their impact on the growth and scope of their workplace. Randy currently serves on the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Randy previously served as the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer and was responsible for facilitating best practices and executing the firm’s operational objectives, focusing on improving efficiencies and the effectiveness of administrative operations and processes firm wide. Prior to the CAO role, Randy spent nearly seven years as the firm’s Chief Business Development Officer, during which time he was responsible for leading the firm's strategic business goals pertaining to client service, marketing and revenue generation. In 2010, Randy served in a leadership role during Tom Corbett’s 2010 successful gubernatorial campaign.