Scott Cessar, '87 J.D.

Author: Jonathan Bailey

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Scott D. Cessar, '87 J.D. has been named Eckert Seamans' Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2023. Cessar succeeds Timothy Q. Hudak, the firm’s CEO since 2018. Hudak will continue to serve in an executive role as the newly elected Chair of the Board of Directors. Jack McGinley, a seasoned trial lawyer and trusted counselor, completed his term as Chair of the Board yesterday.

Cessar has spent his entire legal career of more than 35 years with Eckert Seamans and has held several management positions within the firm, including Member-In-Charge of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and Chair of the Construction and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group. He is a nationally recognized construction litigator, as well as a mediator for complex commercial disputes.

“I am humbled at the opportunity to lead a firm at which I have spent my entire legal career, and one that I have cherished over the years,” said Cessar. “We have an exceptional team of lawyers from across the firm’s platform who are excited about the future, dedicated to our clients’ interests, and driven to advance the firm forward for our next 65 years and beyond."