Chambers USA 2023 recognizes Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office and 12 individual lawyers

The Firm's Pittsburgh Office and 12 Pittsburgh-based attorneys were recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, with one lawyer new to the list. The office again was ranked in "Band 1" for Litigation: General CommercialIn addition, the Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Insurance, and Construction teams each earned "Band 2" rankings.

Numerous clients commended the Firm's ranked practices, noting:

  • Litigation: General Commercial – "The team (is) very accommodating and give(s) a lot of input. From the beginning they assigned a whole team to take care of the various aspects and make the work effective."
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – "The lawyers at Jones Day are very business-savvy and practical in their advice. They have a grasp on all the latest developments and take a business-minded approach to their work."
  • Insurance – "Jones Day's ability to take on complex matters, review the policies, and provide outside the box strategies is outstanding."
  • Construction – "The firm is very timely in responding."

The Firm's 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 very good litigator and is always ready. Any time you need anything, in any field, she is a good contact - which is appreciated when delving into something new."
  • Paul M. Pohl (Senior Statespeople): "Paul is a well-known and excellent lawyer."
  • John Goetz (Band 3): "John is a very affable and outgoing personality, backed up by solid legal background with excellent credentials."
  • Andy Stanton (Band 3): "Andy is a wonderful advocate and is as tenacious as he is client-friendly."

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

  • David A. Grubman (Band 1): "David is an expert practitioner. He advocates fiercely for his clients." "A sophisticated practitioner with a large international practice." "David is a top-notch M&A attorney."
  • Zachary Brecheisen (Up and Coming): "Zach is an impressive partner who provides forthright and practical legal advice that enables clients to make efficient and reasoned decisions in high-pressure situations." "Zach knows his stuff very well. He really understands the work, and is really good at translating it and making it easy for businesses to understand."
  • Ryan T. Drzemiecki (Associates to Watch)

Banking & Finance

  • Brian Trudgen (Band 2)
  • Brian Sullivan (Associates to Watch) – New to the list in 2023


  • Tarek Abdalla (Band 2): "Tarek is brilliant when it comes to construction disputes and thorny legal issues." "I would trust his judgment and advice unquestioningly."
  • Roy A. Powell (Band 3): "Roy is an extremely seasoned litigator. He gives no-nonsense, streetwise, outstanding advice." "He's so technical and careful in his approach."


  • Michael H. Ginsberg (Band 2)

"We are honored by these recognitions and continue to be grateful for our clients' trust and confidence on their most significant and sophisticated legal issues," said Becky Kcehowski, Pittsburgh Office Partner-in-Charge and head of litigation for the office. "We are truly humbled that our clients recognize the high quality of our M&A practice and its lawyers," added David Grubman, M&A Chair for the Americas.

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.

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.