Chambers USA 2021 recognizes Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office; eight individual lawyers recognized

The Jones Day Pittsburgh Office was recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. The office received the elite “Band 1” for Litigation: General Commercial and "Band 2" for Insurance and Corporate/M&A & Private Equity. Chambers quoted sources praising the office: "Jones Day has a national presence but offers a very good-value proposition in Pittsburgh." "The lawyers we have worked with are all smart, articulate and hard-working. They are very invested in providing their end clients meticulous, high-quality work." "When we have important matters, we go to Jones Day." The Jones Day Pittsburgh M&A team remains "a go-to for any and every corporate problem" and "practical and deal-savvy," while the Insurance team is recognized for "handling sophisticated insurance coverage matters for prestigious clients."

Eight Jones Day Pittsburgh lawyers were also recognized under the "Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds" category, with sources acknowledging their skills and talent:

Litigation: General Commercial

Rebekah Byers Kcehowski (Band 2) "She is very skilled at remaining calm in the face of stressful situations. She is really outstanding. She has extreme attention to detail, prepares for matters exhaustively and just knows the cases inside and out."

Paul M. Paul (Senior Statespeople) "Paul Pohl is a great lawyer."

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

David A. Grubman (Band 1) "He is very hard-working and a gifted negotiator. David takes the time to understand your business and his advice is tailored to your specific situation."

Zachary Brecheisen (Associates to Watch) "He does a nice job laying out substantial issues and keeping it concise. He's always looking to help in any way he can and assists with any issues we might have."

Adam Cromie (Associates to Watch) "He is professional in the face of difficult personalities and turns around drafts in record time. He is an extremely talented associate and an important member of our deal team."

Banking & Finance

Brian Trudgen (Band 2) "He is very skilled and knowledgeable about finance."


Tarek Abdalla (Band 3) "Tarek is well known for his international construction disputes practice. He regularly handles complex delay and breach of contract claims."


Michael H. Ginsberg (Band 3) "He has a deep knowledge of insurance coverage. He is a very skilled insurance lawyer."

Chambers and Partners is a leading research company conducting tens of thousands of interviews a year with in-house counsel and third party experts to deliver detailed rankings and insights into leading law firms and an independent assessment of counsel throughout a region. Department and individual rankings are based on a broad range of qualities, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment to the client.

"We are grateful for and humbled by these Chambers USA honors and, particularly, our clients’ recognitions of our practices and individual lawyers,” said Becky Kcehowski, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Pittsburgh. Adds David Grubman, head of the Pittsburgh M&A Practice, “The breadth of talent at Jones Day Pittsburgh continues to grow, and we are proud to be part of our One Firm Worldwide tradition."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.