Maria “Masha” Trainor has joined Blank Rome’s Pittsburgh office as a Partner in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group.

She is the sixth attorney to join the Firm’s Corporate, M&A and Securities group since the beginning of the year, following the arrival of partners Dean S. Nordlinger (Washington, D.C.), Stacy H. Louizos (New York), and Craig R. Culbertson (Chicago), as well as associates Jose A. Manalo, Jr. (Los Angeles) and Simon I. Bord (Washington, D.C.).

Trainor joins Blank Rome after serving as vice president, general counsel, and secretary for Ampco-Pittsburgh.

“Masha is another great addition to our strong Corporate, M&A, and Securities group and our expanding Pittsburgh office,” said Grant S. Palmer, Blank Rome’s managing partner and CEO. “Her experience will further contribute to the firm’s commitment to seizing opportunities for strategic growth and attracting some of the best legal talent in practice areas of increasing importance to our current and prospective clients.”

Trainor focuses her practice on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, private debt and equity financings, commercial transactions, and contract management, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions. She advises clients—including private and public companies, startups, emerging growth businesses, and financial investors—on negotiated and hostile acquisitions, joint ventures, private and public securities offerings, corporate restructurings and recapitalization transactions, business formation, planning and governance matters, strategic and financial investments, financings of emerging growth companies, and commercial contracts.

Masha’s clients have spanned a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, proprietary education, technology, oil and gas, and robotics, among others.

In her prior role as vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Ampco Pittsburgh Corporation, Trainor was responsible for handling all legal, compliance, and corporate governance matters, as well as providing advice to the company’s board, CEO, and corporate and segment leaders on a wide variety of matters. Prior to Ampco-Pittsburgh, Trainor served as an M&A lawyer at a leading international law firm for more than a decade.