William E. Lestitian

General Counsel
I joined Gateway as in-house General Counsel in October 2023 after working with Gateway for over 25 years, and serving on Gateway's Board of Directors for over a decade. Prior to joining Gateway, I was managing shareholder of Rothman Gordon, P.C.

My law practice focused on corporate law and advising business organizations across all facets of business. At Gateway, I will help direct finance and tax strategy and manage employment matters, contractual negotiations, regulatory compliance and any litigation that involves the company.

In my spare time, I enjoy grilling for my family, cheering on the Fighting Irish, walking my Great Pyrenees puppy (Xena), and fishing with the boys I grew up with in Carrick.


BBA, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
JD, cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Recognition

2023 Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year in Business Organizations by Best Lawyers in America
Ranked in Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Business Organizations
Presidential Excellence Award from International Association of Lions Clubs
Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow

Professional Board Positions & Civic Affiliations

Councilman, Allegheny County Council, District 12 (2006-2007)
Chair, Achieva Board of Trustees (2012-2014)
Chair, Seton LaSalle Catholic High School Board of Trustees (2017-2022)
President, Lions Club of Pittsburgh (2019-Present)
Advisory Board of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Center for Family Business (2012-Present)