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Jenner & Block LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 401
  • Gross Revenues: $408,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,015,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,615,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 13

Jenner & Block is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Jenner & Block has 401 attorneys and is the 111th largest firm in the United States.  With $408,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 74th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Jenner & Block ranked as the 91st 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 74 13 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 74 13 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 103 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 29 -10 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

Software Developer's Claims Revived in Trade Secrets Case

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 07, 2015

A software inventor had his claims for misappropriation of confidential ideas and breach of fiduciary duty revived Tuesday against an early investor who allegedly provided the inventor's trade secrets to the founders of Pinterest.

Morning Wrap: Supreme Court to Spotlight Changes to Opinions

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : October 06, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will highlight revisions in already-published opinions, and the court confronts complaints about line-standing. The feds ink a record $20 billion settlement with BP over the April 2010 oil disaster. And Pillsbury's chairman-elect talks about the firm's plans. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Texas Wants Supreme Court to Strike Legal-Fee Award in Voting Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : October 02, 2015

Texas wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review an order that forces the state to pay more than $1 million in legal fees to groups that challenged the state's redistricting plans.

Sullivan & Worcester Bolts On Boston Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

Boston-based Greene & Hafer partners up with Sullivan & Worcester; Greenberg Traurig grows in Texas; Paul Weiss welcomes a “Rising Star”; Skadden snags a new Paris tax head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

OAD to Present Gould Award to Halligan and Naftalis

Melissa Hoffmann : New York Law Journal : September 30, 2015

The Office of the Appellate Defender will host the 22nd annual First Monday in October fundraising event on Oct. 5 at the NYU School of Law. Caitlin Halligan of Gibson Dunn and Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin will present arguments based on 'Evenwel v. Abbott', a voting rights case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Novus Law Hires New Director of Information Technology

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : September 29, 2015

David H. Pilling comes to the company from Jenner & Block, where he was director of technology.

Special Report: The 2015 Global 100

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

The world's top-grossing firms are experiencing steady growth after a long, bumpy journey. But while revenue per lawyer and profits per partner have rebounded, that's due in part to declining headcount.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global Citizenship Awards

: The American Lawyer : September 25, 2015

The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards honor global matters dedicated to the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility.

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Mitsubishi Electric U.S. Inc.'s Perry Pappous

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

Pappous arrives at the office most days about 8 in the morning and leaves around 6:30 in the evening. "I always take my PC with me," he said, "for 10-12 hours a day wherever I am."

What's In a Word? Maybe Clout, In Veteran Advocates' Briefs

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

On at least one measure of influence, veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocates and their firms appear to have the advantage over newcomers to the court: the language in their briefs appears more often in high court opinions.

GM Settles Criminal Case Over Ignition Switches

Tom Hays and Tom Krisher : The Associated Press : September 18, 2015

General Motors has admitted it failed to disclose to the public a deadly problem with small car ignition switches as part of a $900 million deal reached with federal authorities to avoid criminal charges, authorities announced Thursday.

GM Pact Doesn't Mean Its Legal Woes Are in the Rearview Mirror

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : September 17, 2015

General Motors Co. unloaded a truckload of legal problems by agreeing to pay $900 million in criminal penalties and $575 million in civil settlements related to an ignition switch defect that led to more than 100 deaths. But critics were quick to say the penalties are not enough.

Study: Veteran Advocates Influence the Language of High Court Rulings

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : September 16, 2015

New evidence of the clout of veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocates and their law firms is revealed in a study showing that the language in their briefs appears in court opinions more often than that of newcomers to the court.

Damien Specht

: The National Law Journal : September 14, 2015

Morning Wrap: Justice Breyer Speaks | Rising Stars | Death Penalty on Life Support

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 14, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Justice Breyer discusses his new book and life on the bench, D.C.'s rising stars and top congressional lawyers, and the challenges facing the death penalty.

Jenner & Block Likely Out as Counsel to Bridgegate Panel

David Gialanella and Gina Passarella : New Jersey Law Journal : September 11, 2015

If and when the New Jersey legislative panel investigating the so-called Bridgegate scandal ramps up again, it very likely will be without Jenner & Block. Reports of a potential conflict have arien, but it appears the committee representation had effectively ended anyway: Jenner & Block has done no legal work for the panel since it issued an interim report on its Bridgegate findings last December.

DOJ, Dutch Company Urge Court to Revive Settlement in Sanctions Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 11, 2015

A federal appeals court on Friday weighed whether a trial judge abused his authority when he rejected a corporate settlement as too lenient—one day after the U.S. Department of Justice announced plans to take a tougher approach against white-collar crime.

United Probe's Immediate Impact on Samson Murky

David Gialanella and Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : September 09, 2015

The Sept. 8 resignation of United Airlines executives in connection with a federal investigation tied to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey isn't necessarily a harbinger of doom for embattled former Chairman David Samson, according to observers and attorneys familiar with the matter.

United Resignations Touch on the Legal Department

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : September 09, 2015

United Continental Holdings Inc. CEO Jeffery Smisek walked away with nearly $5 million in cash, millions more in stock options and rewards, plus lifetime perks, as he and two other executives left the company Tuesday amid a federal corruption investigation.

Ex-Vinson Partner Resigns as Airline CEO Amid Federal Probe

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

Jeffery Smisek, a former Vinson & Elkins partner serving as CEO of United Continental Holdings, stepped down as head of United Airlines' parent company in connection with an investigation that involves high-powered New Jersey lawyer David Samson.

Former Acting Chief of DOJ Fraud Section Joins Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 08, 2015

William Stellmach, the former acting chief of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington as a partner, the firm announced on Tuesday.

Akin Gump Wins Hefty Fees in EEOC Background-Check Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : September 08, 2015

A defense team for Freeman Co., led by the EEOC's own former general counsel, won nearly $1 million in fees after a judge ruled that the agency kept on pressing a lousy case.

Former Harris Aide to Head Alston & Bird's AG Practice

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : September 07, 2015

Jeffrey Tsai, who managed California's litigation against Standard & Poor, also has experience as a federal prosecutor.

K&L Gates Grabs Paul Hastings IP Co-Chair; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015

As more partners head for the door, K&L Gates adds a Paul Hastings practice leader; Duane Morris absorbs eight lawyers from two boutiques; Kirkland & Ellis expands in Hong Kong; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-Ropes & Gray Associate Loses Discrimination Appeal

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Ropes & Gray has won a federal appeal in the case brought by a former associate who claimed racial discrimination against the Boston-based law firm. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld summary judgment on Tuesday against John Ray III, who alleged he was fired after he complained about racial remarks made by Ropes & Gray partners.

INADMISSIBLE: Interning for Justice Sonia Sotomayor

: The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Nick Aquart is starting work this month in the chambers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor — but not as a law clerk or full-time staffer. Plus more in this week's column.


: The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Lateral moves, new arrivals and distinctions in this week's column.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

Texas Ordered to Pay $1M in Legal Fees in Voting Rights Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : August 18, 2015

Texas must pay more than $1 million in legal fees to groups that challenged the state's redistricting plans, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday. Perkins Coie, among the firms involved in the litigation, will receive $597,715, according to the fee award.