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Amy Pandit and Tarek Abdalla join Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office as new partners

February 2019
The global law firm Jones Day announces that Amy Pandit and Tarek Abdalla have joined the Firm's Pittsburgh Office as partners in its Banking, Finance & Securities, and Business & Tort Litigation practices, respectively.

Ms. Pandit has more than 20 years' experience advising and representing publicly traded companies in matters relating to corporate governance, federal securities law, and executive compensation.

"Amy has a proven record of representing public company clients in their most important capital markets matters and providing the highest level of corporate governance advice," said Brett Barragate, who leads Jones Day's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice. "She will bring her knowledge and skill to an already robust practice, and will be of great assistance to clients that are navigating the current volatile market environment."

Ms. Pandit's broad experience includes advising clients on federal securities laws matters, including the Sarbanes–Oxley and Dodd–Frank Acts, energy sector compliance, environmental and corporate governance compliance, and incentive program matters.

"With Amy's arrival, our office adds an experienced, highly dedicated team member who exemplifies Jones Day's commitment to a culture of collaboration and to the highest standards of client service," said Leon DeJulius Jr., Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office. "Having her here sends a clear message that Jones Day remains committed to providing clients access to the top legal talent in the region. I welcome her to Jones Day and look forward to her contributions."

Ms. Pandit holds bar admissions in Pennsylvania and New York. Her professional accomplishments have been acknowledged by The Legal 500 (2016) and "Who's Who in Energy," Pittsburgh Business Times (2013–2016). She was also the recipient of the "Most Power & Influential Women Award," from the Pittsburgh Diversity and Leadership Conference (2016), and was named a "Client Service All-Star" (2017) by BTI Consulting.

Mr. Abdalla is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in a wide range of construction and energy projects across the world. His experience includes matters relating to municipal energy infrastructure, industrial projects, steel mills, water treatment plants, commercial developments, power manufacturing plants, and more in the Middle East, Europe the United Kingdom, and the United States.

"Tarek is a very effective lawyer who consistently delivers high-level results for his clients," John Majoras, co-leader of Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice. "Our team will benefit greatly from his experience with major capital public sector projects, particularly in the energy area. I am very happy he's chosen to join us at Jones Day."

Added Mr. DeJulius, "By bringing Tarek to Jones Day, we gain a very strong team member completely dedicated to client satisfaction. He is a great addition that will expand the services provided by our office in the areas of construction, energy, and international arbitration, and I look forward to working with him."

Mr. Abdalla is the recipient of the National Diversity Council's 2018 Leadership Excellence Award and was named by The National Law Journal as a "2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion." He was also recognized in The Legal 500 (2017). Mr. Abdalla holds bar admissions in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 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.