Casey Applauds Nomination of Hornak to U.S. District Court for the Western District

WASHINGTON, DC—Following the announcement that President Obama would nominate Mark Raymond Hornak to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement:

“I am very pleased that President Obama has nominated Mark Hornak to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Mark has long been recognized throughout the Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania legal communities as a superb lawyer.  I hope that the Senate will quickly take up his nomination.”

Mark Raymond Hornak has been a partner at the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC since 1989, where he specializes in civil litigation, labor and employment law, media defense and governmental representation and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  For more than 15 years, he has also been solicitor of the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, which owns PNC Park, Heinz Field, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Consol Energy Center.  Prior to joining Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC in 1982, Hornak served as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. Sprouse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  He received his J.D. summa cum laude in 1981 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his B.A. cum laude in 1978 from the University of Pittsburgh.