Byers Kcehowski became partner-in-charge of the firm’s Pittsburgh office on Jan. 1, 2020, leading a group of 75 lawyers in 12 practices. Just three months later, the COVID-19 crisis hit, and within a two-week period, she led the office from its downtown presence to a fully remote operation with unbroken, high-quality client service.

Throughout, Byers Kcehowski maintained her own active litigation practice, defending clients in class actions and complex commercial litigation. Over a remote year, her teams won denial of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit mandamus petition addressing novel questions of federal arbitration policy and mootness, obtained federal officer removal and voluntary dismissal of a digital data privacy class action, enforced a settlement in a federal Lanham Act class action and won significant attorney fees for the defendant, briefed dispositive and Daubert motions on economic experts and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, and won a motion for judgment on the pleadings securing insurance coverage for a commercial client sued by its own insurer.