Chambers USA 2022 recognizes Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office; 12 individual lawyers recognized

The Jones Day Pittsburgh Office and 12 Pittsburgh-based attorneys were recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, with four lawyers new to the list. The Office received the elite “Band 1” for Litigation: General Commercial and “Band 2” for both Insurance and Corporate/M&A & Private Equity.  And, new in 2022, the Office received “Band 3” for Construction, adding to and expanding on a national “Band 1” Construction ranking for the Firm.

Chambers quoted a number of sources praising the Office. Comments included: “Jones Day has a very deep bench.  It’s a large firm with a lot of very talented litigators and the resources to jump on anything at a moment’s notice.”  “The attorneys are very responsive and attentive to client needs.”  The Jones Day Pittsburgh M&A team was also praised with comments such as: “Its lawyers are, across the board, proactive and always trying to be one step ahead,” and “Across the practice areas, and even in terms of niche specialization, it has an incredibly deep bench.”  Also, the Insurance practice received high marks, such as “Every person there is an extraordinary lawyer.”

Jones Day Pittsburgh lawyers who were recognized under the “Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds” category, include the following, with quotes from sources acknowledging their skills and talent:

Litigation: General Commercial

Rebekah Byers Kcehowski (Becky) (Band 2):  “Rebekah is a really thoughtful attorney and a very strong writer and all-round advocate.  She masters significant complex issues and makes the best arguments.”

Paul M. Pohl (Senior Statespeople):  “Paul is a top-notch trial lawyer who is very strategic in his thinking.”  “An excellent straight shooter, a good tactician and a good in-court advocate.”

John Goetz (Band 3):  “John is an excellent lawyer.  He is very creative, thoughtful, and hard-working.  He ensures that we always receive excellent client service and that the projects stay within budget.”

Andy Stanton (Band 3):  “He’s very understanding of client demands and is very client-driven.”  “He’s a good thinker and clients really like him.”

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

David A. Grubman (Band 1):  “David brings not just excellent legal judgment and technical expertise, but a great sense of the deal dynamics to his engagements.”

Zachary Brecheisen (Up and Coming):  “Zachary is a fantastic attorney and adviser. He has a gravitas well beyond his years. He gets things done and is extremely efficient.”

Adam Cromie (Associates to Watch):  “Adam is a fantastic associate. He is incredibly responsive and he makes his client’s life easier.”

Ryan T. Drzemiecki (Associates to Watch):  “He is practical and energetic.”

Banking & Finance

Brian Trudgen (Band 2):  “He is very sharp and well regarded.”


Tarek Abdalla (Band 3):  “Tarek’s quick understanding of the issues and how they relate to the broader commercial objectives is phenomenal.”

Roy A. Powell (Band 3):  “He is a really impressive and experienced construction litigator with very good judgment; a steady hand in any dispute.”


Michael H. Ginsberg (Band 3):  “He is an excellent trial attorney.  He is careful, creative and meticulous.”  “Michael is well respected and a strong advocate for his client.  He is a straight shooter and a tough negotiator.”

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 humbled and grateful for these recognitions and continue to be honored by our clients’ trust and confidence on their most significant legal issues,” said Becky Kcehowski, Partner-in-Charge, and head of litigation, Jones Day Pittsburgh. Adds David Grubman, head of the Pittsburgh M&A Practice, “We are truly honored that our clients recognize the high quality of our M&A lawyers and our market-leading M&A practice.”

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 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.