Chambers USA 2024

Chambers USA 2024 recognizes Jones Day lawyers and practices in Pennsylvania rankings

Thirteen lawyers in Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office have been recognized in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA, including seven in Bands 1 and 2.

The Firm also received Band 1 rankings for Litigation: General Commercial and Corporate/M&A & Private Equity in Chambers' Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds region. In the Litigation category, Jones Day had the most lawyers ranked, and was the only firm to have at least one lawyer ranked in each Band and the "Senior Statespeople" category. In addition, the Firm's Insurance and Construction practices earned statewide Band 2 rankings in Pennsylvania.

Numerous clients commended the Firm's work and lawyers, noting:

  • Litigation: General Commercial – "Jones Day are our go-to firm for big litigation. I have never met a Jones Day lawyer who wasn't excellent." "We use Jones Day for the highest-complexity matters and they are tremendous, just top-notch." "They are highly responsive and deliver a very polished work product."
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – "Jones Day has some of the best lawyers in the world." "Jones Day has a deep bench with strong expertise in many legal specialties."
  • Insurance – "Jones Day was competent, courteous and constructive in driving the litigation to a successful compromise."

Lawyers in the Pittsburgh Office were praised by numerous clients:

Litigation: General Commercial

Rebekah Byers Kcehowski (Becky) (Band 1): "She is excellent." "Rebekah is one of the first people I call if I need practical insights or thoughts on a case. She is a problem solver with a very good practical sense." "She's a superb case manager and team leader in all manner of litigations."

Andy Stanton (Band 2): "Andy's preparation, style and presentation are outstanding. He is a brilliant advocate who is very strong on his feet and very good at navigating complex and contentious disputes." "He is very good with c-suite executives and is very good at understanding our priorities and explaining issues." "He is very smart, very hard-working and very good at building the right teams with the right expertise. He is a business-minded litigator." "His work product is thoughtful, creative and based on rigorous work. A great team lead." "He's super-smart and responsive, with impressive knowledge."

John Goetz (Band 3): "He is wonderfully knowledgeable and really respects the importance of the issue for our company. He is responsive and thoughtful in his approach." "John works really well with us and the team. He's super-communicative and super-connected."

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

David A. Grubman (Band 1): "David is a phenomenal lawyer. He's tactical, thoughtful and does a nice job of blending aggression and collaboration." "David is a sharp, sophisticated and creative deal lawyer."

Zachary Brecheisen (Band 2): "Zachary is conscientious, responsive and everything you'd want in a partner."

Banking & Finance

Brian Trudgen (Band 2) – "He's very diligent and very focused."


Tarek Abdalla (Band 2): "Tarek has significant experience on construction related disputes, including overseas projects." "He is an excellent counselor and a wonderful person to sound things off with."

Roy A. Powell (Band 3): "He is an excellent lawyer." "He is a great litigator and trial lawyer."


Michael H. Ginsberg (Band 2): "Michael is an extremely practical, effective and responsive subject matter expert."

In addition, Paul M. Pohl (Litigation), Ryan T. Drzemiecki (Corporate), Brian Sullivan (Banking & Finance), and Steve Mandel (Banking and Finance) were each recognized in this year's rankings.

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.

"What a tremendous honor for our Pittsburgh litigators to be recognized in the top band. I am thankful for the thoughtful and sophisticated clients of Jones Day who entrust us with their significant litigation matters," said Becky Kcehowski, Partner-in-Charge, and head of litigation, for Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office. David Grubman, M&A Chair for Americas, observed that "while our clients continue to keep the challenges coming, we continue to rise to meet the most complex legal needs and are grateful for their continued confidence in us."

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.