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Jenner & Block LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 434
  • Gross Revenues: $357,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $825,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,235,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -12

Jenner & Block is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Jenner & Block has 434 attorneys and is the 103rd largest firm in the United States.  With $357,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 87th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Jenner & Block ranked as the 98th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, IL, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 87 -12 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 87 -12 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 103 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 1 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 73 -21 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 65 36 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 64 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Joseph Gromacki of Jenner & Block

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Gromacki represented Archer Daniels Midland in the carve-out of its global cocoa and chocolate businesses, in which Cargill Inc. paid $440 million for the chocolate business and Singapore-based Olam International paid $1.3 billion for the cocoa operations.

Weil's $16 Million Class Counsel Fee

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges litigators get tapped for an antitrust class action, they're usually playing defense. But role reversal has paid off for the firm in a case against performance rights organization SESAC.

2015 Dealmakers of the Year

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Our Dealmakers of the Year package is no rote examination of the 2014's biggest transactions. Instead, we spotlight creative thinking, novel approaches and innovative work. Here we present 20 transactions—some big, some small—where effective lawyering truly made the difference.

Court Struggles With Procedure for Showing Mental Disability

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : March 30, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled with whether state courts violate the Constitution when they decide a death row inmate is intellectually disabled based solely on evidence produced during the sentencing phase of the inmate's trial.

Law Firm GC Can Have Attorney-Client Privilege

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : March 26, 2015

A California appellate court said that attorney-client privilege exists between a lawyer in a law firm who consulted the firm's designated general counsel.

3 Ways to Avoid Public Fights with Departing Executives

Debbie L. Berman : Corporate Counsel : March 25, 2015

Executives and companies frequently part ways. If handled correctly their departures do not need to play out in public battles or nasty litigation.

Jenner & Block to Launch in London

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

The Chicago-based firm has announced that it will open a disputes-focused office in London later this spring to meet the increasing international needs of its clients.

Justices Debate Costs and Benefits of EPA Pollution Rules

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 25, 2015

The Obama administration's ambitious effort to reduce power plant pollution underwent tough scrutiny Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether the Environment Protection Agency should have given more consideration to the costs involved in writing its regulations.

Raise-the-Age Movement Gains Momentum

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : March 24, 2015

A movement to treat 16- and 17-year-olds charged with crimes as adolescents, not adults—an issue on the back burner in Albany for 50 years—has gained ground, and advocates are hoping to succeed with this year's Legislature.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Marriage-Rights Advocates at Odds Over Who Will Argue Cases

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

As with other potentially landmark challenges in the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyer egos, client wishes and historic high stakes in the same-sex marriage cases have become a classic recipe for a difficult, sometimes tense discussion about who will argue before the justices.

SCOTUS Asked to Review NJ Arbitration Case

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : March 23, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a New Jersey Supreme Court holding that arbitration clauses in consumer contracts are not enforceable unless they explicitly waive the right to go to court.

Feds Probe Christie's Alleged Retaliation Against Jersey City Mayor

Michael Booth and Zack Needles : New Jersey Law Journal : March 20, 2015

Federal prosecutors have widened the scope of their investigation into the workings of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and are now looking into whether the administration of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie retaliated against Democratic Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop after Fulop declined to endorse Christie for re-election in 2013.

Docket Chat: Former Marshall Clerk to Argue for Pro-Confederate Group

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 18, 2015

The lawyer who will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on March 23 is R. James George Jr., a former law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Say Documents Show GM 'Fraud' and Cover-Up

: Corporate Counsel : March 16, 2015

During a news conference Monday, lawyers in a Georgia lawsuit against General Motors Co. said they have documents showing GM was engaged in a "strong case of fraud" and a cover-up of its fatal ignition-switch problems.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Settlement Awards Weil $16M in Antitrust Litigation

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 25, 2015

A judge has awarded Weil, Gotshal & Manges $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC LLC.

Weil Snags $16M Award in SESAC Antitrust Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges gets pulled into an antitrust class action, it's usually playing defense. But a bit of role-reversal paid off for Weil this week, when a judge awarded the firm $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC.

Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions. Mostly negative.

GM Reaches Beyond Inner Circles for New GC

: Corporate Counsel : February 19, 2015

For decades General Motors Co. has chosen insiders to lead its legal department. But the automaker has hired auto industry outsider Craig Glidden to replace beleaguered general counsel Michael Millikin.

Recurring Challenges to Privilege and Work Product Doctrine

Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015

In their Southern District Civil Practice Roundup, Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul analyze three recent decisions that expose some common misconceptions regarding the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine and offer valuable guidance on how to establish and preserve those protections.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

King & Spalding Tops 2013's Partner Profit Boost

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 09, 2015

King & Spalding reported substantial increases in revenue and profit in 2014, following a strong 2013.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits, Revenue Bounce Back for Jenner & Block

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 06, 2015

Jenner & Block recorded a remarkable jump in revenue and profits in 2014. The improved results were in part due to its work for General Motors Corp. investigating the carmaker's ignition switch problem, which was led by Jenner chairman Anton Valukas. The firm's ranks of partners and lawyers also took a dip during this time.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

Lateral Hiring Stays Strong, but Firms Curb Pay Pledges

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Lateral hiring remains at a near record, but more firms seek to manage risk by pulling back on compensation guarantees.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.

Who Will Argue Same-Sex Marriage Cases in High Court?

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

History-making arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage are still more than three months away, but the strategizing among lawyers has already begun.