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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 – Mark L. Tamburri will join the executive staff of UPMC as senior associate counsel and vice president of litigation on Feb. 28, 2011. Currently, Tamburri is a partner at Reed Smith, where he is in charge of associate development for the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith’s Commercial Litigation Group.

Tamburri’s extensive experience includes commercial litigation matters, prosecuting and defending claims against corporate fiduciaries, defending media companies in libel cases and helping the public to access government records and proceedings under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know law.

A native of western Pennsylvania, Tamburri received an undergraduate degree in political science from Carnegie Mellon University and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. 

Tamburri had worked at Reed Smith with former partner Walter Thomas “Tom” McGough Jr., who last year was named UPMC’s chief legal officer. “Mark Tamburri has exceptional experience and skill that will be a wonderful asset to UPMC’s strong legal team,” said Mr. McGough.

“Mark is an exceptionally gifted lawyer who has made significant contributions to Reed Smith. He is a very capable manager and leader as well as the consummate team player,” said George Stewart, managing partner of Reed Smith’s Pittsburgh office. “Mark has a wonderful opportunity ahead, especially since he’ll be working again with our former partner, Tom McGough. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Mark as a valued client.”

Tamburri is a member of the American Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association as well as an executive committee member of the Law Professions Alumni Network at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Board of Directors at the Western Pennsylvania Montessori School.