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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 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 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

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Real Estate Finance Guru Joins Carlton Fields From McKenna/Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 28, 2015

Brian Olasov is a numbers guy who's spent the last 25 years working at a law firm. An expert in real estate finance, Olasov occupies a unique niche.


: New York Law Journal : July 27, 2015

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

Jenner and Williams & Connolly Fight to Maintain Their Privilege

Zoe Tillman : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Both firms have recently faced subpoenas for documents related to high-profile clients.

Cuomo's Office Makes Two Appointments

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 23, 2015

Sandi Toll has become first assistant counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She was an attorney with Jenner & Block in Manhattan for 11 years, and a partner for four years, before joining Cuomo's office as assistant counsel in 2013.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

'Case Closed' for City's Suit Against Handgun Retailers

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 21, 2015

Eastern District Judge Jack Weinstein agreed with the report by special master Peter Pope, a partner at Jenner & Block, that the New York City's purpose in launching the litigation—to cut the supply of handguns by targeting high-volume retailers whose practices allowed "strawman" purchases—has largely been achieved.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 20, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Pro Bono Report 2015: Treading Water

: The American Lawyer : July 20, 2015

Firms continue to talk the pro bono talk, but hours devoted to pro bono legal work dipped slightly last year among Am Law 200 firms.

TV Streamer FilmOn Wins Round Against Broadcasters

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 17, 2015

Aereo and FilmOn relied on similar technology to stream TV shows without getting licenses from the major networks. After Aereo lost at the Supreme Court and went bankrupt, FilmOn tweaked its litigation strategy.

Judge Slashes Fees for Lawyers in West Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 17, 2015

Lawyers who successfully challenged West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage will receive less than a third of the legal fees they sought from the state. U.S. District Chief Judge Robert Chambers on Thursday rejected the state's arguments that it should not have to pay any fees, but he found the hours and rates the plaintiffs' lawyers claimed were unreasonable.

Information Sharing Between Insurers and Policyholders

Matthew L. Jacobs and Elliot S. Tarloff : The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin : July 14, 2015

The tender of an insurance claim often triggers an immediate, long-lasting tug of war between an insurer and an insurance policyholder. At issue is access to information.

Hausfeld Rides Big Fees Into New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

High-powered plaintiffs shop Hausfeld hires two antitrust litigators from Greenberg Traurig to open in the Big Apple; Greenberg Traurig opens its first office in Germany; Pillsbury picks up two; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House Counsel Profile: BAE Systems Inc.'s Ian Graham

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

"I love what we do; we protect those who protect us."

O'Melveny Welcomes New European Corporate Head From White & Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2015

Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.

Eric Holder Jr.'s Next Challenges

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Eric Holder Jr.'s next two years at Covington & Burling, the firm where he worked before becoming U.S. attorney general, may be a smooth transition for one of the Obama administration's most high-profile officials turning to private practice in corporate law.

Pa. Firms' Pro Bono Stats Buck National Trend

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 10, 2015

While pro bono work appears to have declined slightly last year at Am Law 200 firms nationwide, large Pennsylvania firms are showing improvements in pro bono participation.

Seventh Circuit Revives Katten's $3.6B Ponzi Headache

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

Winston & Strawn may have escaped malpractice claims related to Thomas Petters' $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme, but Katten Muchin Rosenman hasn't been so lucky.

Holder to 'Cool Off' for 19 Months at Covington: What That Means

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

It'll be two months until Eric Holder Jr. starts to work again full-time at Covington & Burling, and another 19 months before he's clear of the two-year window he must wait before interacting again with his former colleagues at the U.S. Justice Department. But the period itself isn't the biggest challenge for former lawyers, some say: It is, broadly put, harder to get up to speed with a practice.

Energy Future Holdings Poised to Hand Over Oncor to Bankruptcy Creditors

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 06, 2015

Since April 2014, Energy Future Holdings has been embroiled in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy suit in Delaware. In a recent surprise move, Energy Future Holdings attorneys announced in the bankruptcy court that they now have an agreement with multiple creditors to hand over Oncor.

Court of Appeals Backs Use of Land for NYU Expansion

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2015

Four parcels of property may be incorporated into an ambitious New York University expansion project in Manhattan's Greenwich Village without violating principles of the proper use of public parkland, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In-House Counsel Profile: Schneider Electric S.A.'s Peter Wexler

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

"I like the business side of things; I'm not a big fan of the external advisory role."

Survey: Pro Bono Hours Dip Slightly at Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Jenner & Block takes the top spot in our annual pro bono survey; Arnold & Porter is second.

Inside High Court, a Quiet Celebration Marked by Tears

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 26, 2015

Several lawyers silently cried as Justice Anthony Kennedy read his decision in his slightly nasal monotone, belying the historic nature of the ruling. As the holding became clear Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal, put his arm around the shoulders of Mary Bonauto of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.

As Term Closes, a Waiting Game at the Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 25, 2015

As the days dwindle down to the few remaining decisions, it is nail-biting time for some U.S. Supreme Court advocates. Seven cases remain in the "undecided" category, including the term's two potential blockbusters: same-sex marriage and the latest assault on the federal health care law. But even if the five other cases fall short of stratospheric status, each has significant implications for its area of the law.

Motion Urging Recusal in Marriage Cases Surfaces on Supreme Court Docket

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 25, 2015

A request for U.S. Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves in the pending same-sex marriage cases has appeared on the court's online docket, just days before the justices are expected to issue a ruling.

Court Backs 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Program

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 25, 2015

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) was within its "extremely broad" legal mandate under the City Charter when it designated a Nissan model as the "Taxi of Tomorrow," a unanimous Court of Appeals ruled this morning.

Veterans With PTSD Who Filed Conn. Lawsuit Get Discharge Upgrade

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 23, 2015

Five Vietnam combat veterans who brought a federal lawsuit in Connecticut against the Pentagon have been awarded more honorable military discharge status, leaving the future of their litigation in doubt.