Jones Day Pittsburgh was launched in 1989 as part of an ever-expanding network of law offices around the world. The Pittsburgh Office offers a full range of legal services, with over 70 lawyers representing clients in litigation and transactional matters. Our attorneys utilize the resources of a global firm to deliver world-class representation and seamless client service to a local, national, and international client base.
DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. is the partner-in-charge and Lynn E. Chiafullo the Office Administrator of Jones Day Pittsburgh in a team comprising 67 people. Of course, opportunities at Jones Day are unlimited, and the announcement of 46 new partners in December of 2018 is a strong illustration of that. The firm has over a dozen areas of concentration with offices in more than twenty cities around the world. Thus, Jones Day is a legal institution with more than 2,500 lawyers on five continents. It is based on a set of core principles – the most critical of which is a relentless focus on client service that transcends individual interests. We are One Firm Worldwide and considered one of the top 10 law firms in 2018.
The Pittsburgh Office has a deep roster of experienced trial attorneys who appear in scores of state and federal courts around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Our innovative Business & Tort Litigation lawyers have achieved landmark verdicts in civil disputes, “bet the company,” and multidistrict and class action cases that have shaped the law in matters of national importance. Our Labor & Employment lawyers have been involved in some of the most high-profile labor, restructuring, and class action matters in the country.
Jones Day is different
We believe that the long-run success of the institution, not any individual or group, must be the governing principle for all decisions. We believe that we have collective obligations – not only to clients, but to all of those (probably in the aggregate 20,000 or more people) who depend on the continued success of Jones Day as an institution – that outweigh any individual or group desires. We also believe that most talented lawyers want to provide truly effective service to clients and that the Firm should be operated to enhance their ability to do so. We recognize that the words by which these principles are expressed are not unique to Jones Day. What is unusual is the fact that the Firm is actually managed through the active application of these values and principles. These values dictate the Firm’s approach to every issue, internal or external, that it faces. They are:
Integrity, both individually and institutionally, in dealings with our clients, the courts, our adversaries, and among ourselves;
A sense of personal accountability for every decision, judgment, and action on behalf of our clients or the Firm;
A level of competence which is marked by creativity and judgment that makes the quality and value of our services distinctive, and which our lawyers will enhance by continued professional growth;
A dedication to our clients’ interests and an intensity of effort which distinguish our lawyers from others in the profession;
An independence which does not detract from dedication to the interests of our clients but which always enables us to determine, and to advise, what is in the best interests of our clients;
Courage in representing our clients in hostile and sometimes individually threatening environments;
An understanding of our clients that makes us more sensitive to their concerns and objectives and a discipline that makes us more responsive to their needs;
A determination to provide quality legal services to our clients with real efficiency and within an organization structured to facilitate, rather than to impede, the achievement of these objectives;
A true unity of purpose among our lawyers which places the welfare of our clients and the Firm above that of any practice, region, office, or individual; and
Commitment to this Firm as a professional endeavor, composed of people who have the same professional values and aspirations, the most important of which are contained in these principles.
The Jones Day Foundation, established in 1987, is a nonprofit organization funded by Jones Day’s lawyers and staff. In the last several years, the Foundation has provided grants to the following organizations:
- Hands Together: Provided funds for the construction of a state of the art soccer field in the slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
- Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law: Donated funds to develop the Global Rule of Law Exchange in conjunction with the Bingham Centre to advance the rule of law around the world.
- Peking University: Donated funds to establish the Peking University – Jones Day Institute for Globalization and Rule of Law to support the study of the impact of the rule of law on economic advancement.
- One Fund Boston: Contributed funds to assist the victims and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
- New York Police Athletic League: Donated funds to rebuild several PAL youth centers following Superstorm Sandy.
- Johns Hopkins University: Contributed funds to the Kimmel Cancer Center.
- Holy Cross International, Inc.: Donated funds to establish a college campus for Holy Cross College in Agartala, India.
- Peking University: Endowed the Jones Day Chair Professorship for Globalization and Rule of Law to support the University’s efforts in recruiting and retaining world-class academicians.
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights: Provided funding to sponsor the permanent exhibit, “What Are Human Rights,” which opened in Atlanta in 2014.
- The Fund for the Future of Children Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake: Contributed funds to assure that children who lost their parents in the East Japan earthquake may continue with their education.
- Room to Read: Contributed funds to build libraries and publish thousands of copies of local language children’s books.
- Singapore Management University: Endowed the Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law to facilitate increased focus on the development of commercial law in Singapore.
- Hands Together, Inc.: Provided funding to help rebuild the St. Ann’s campus in the Cité Soleil slums in Port-au-Prince Haiti.
- Hope for a Healthier Humanity: Donated funds for a housing development and education program in an area severely damaged during Hurricane Mitch in Honduras.
- Mentor Teacher Brother: Donated funding to reconstruct a facility in Chicago for youth housing and mentoring programs.
- Lawyers Without Borders: Contributed funding to implement a lawyer-training program in Kenya that focuses on gender violence.
- Wounded Warrior Project: Provided funding to assist severely injured service members.
Lynn E. Chiafullo
500 Grant Street, Suite 4500
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-2514