Chief Executive Officer, Burns White LLC

Mary-Jo Rebelo became CEO of Burns White in 2021. She is also Co-Chair of the firm's Employee Practices Liability and Complex Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution practice groups, and a senior member of the Business Practices and Litigation groups. She has been appointed as both a Special Master and a Special Discovery Master by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and is the immediate Past Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA). Mary-Jo was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Women’s Law Association at Duquesne University for her professional, moral, and ethical integrity, and commitment to the community.

Burns White’s diversity efforts include an annual reception for diverse law students, professional development, and a mentoring program that pairs less experienced attorneys with senior attorneys. The firm also has a Women’s Initiative, which meets regularly to discuss issues like work-life balance. Burns White is also a founding member of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership.   

Joined LCLD 2016 

Highlights of LCLD Partcipation 

Fellows Program

Fellows nominated: 
2022: Monica Fillmore; 2021: Daniel Inadomi; 2020: Ashley Horton; 2019: Jessica Jurasko; 2018: Gilda M. Arroyo; 2017: Ahsan Jafry

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2021: Brooke Hamilton, Frantz Ocean

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017

Annual Meeting (2017, 2016)
Leadership Summit (2016)

Member: Mary-Jo Rebelo

Diversity Professional: Jessica Gangjee

Communications: Laurie Barkman