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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 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 74 13 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 74 13 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

A Long Road Back to Cravath

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which experienced a rare lateral partner departure earlier this month, has brought back a former associate in Joseph Adams. Most recently the managing partner of Crowell & Moring's New York office, Adams returns to Cravath as a senior attorney in its corporate group.

Much Left on High Court's Plate

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

As the Roberts Court enters the final stretch of its 10th term, the outcomes in a handful of cases could define that court for years to come.

Cravath Gets It Right, Again

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

There's more to the firm's latest lateral partner move than meets the eye.

For Many Northeast Lawyers, a Life Riding Rails

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

Lawyers rely on frequent train travel between New York and D.C.—most often the Acela express. Yet the derailment of Amtrak's Northeast regional train that killed seven people and injured hundreds of others left the Washington legal community largely unscathed.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Major Decisions Remain as Supreme Court Term Winds Down

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : May 13, 2015

As the Roberts Court enters the final stretch of its 10th term, the outcomes in a handful of cases could define that court for years to come.

Levin Leaves Cravath for Jenner Block

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 12, 2015

Prominent bankruptcy attorney Richard Levin, a primary author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code, is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after nearly eight years. Levin, 64, said he is leaving Cravath because of its mandatory retirement age of 65.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Cravath Bankruptcy Partner Departs for Jenner & Block

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

In a rare lateral move, Richard Levin is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after almost eight years to join Jenner & Block's restructuring practice. Levin was an author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code and recently helped save the Detroit Institute of Arts during the Motor City's historic bankruptcy proceedings.

McDonald's Corp.

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

When Pauline Levy interviewed with McDonald's Corp.'s legal department in 1997, she asked about its pro bono efforts. Individual attorneys might have done some work here or there, she learned, but nothing formal was in place.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Reduced to Scrap, Aereo Makes Peace With Broadcasters

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : May 08, 2015

Three years after Aereo Inc. first rattled the broadcast television industry with its online TV streaming service, the company's copyright battle with the nation's major networks is finally over.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Interactive Chart: Am Law 100 Growth Rates

: The American Lawyer : May 05, 2015

Jenner & Block led The Am Law 100 with the highest combined year-over-year growth rates for revenue per lawyer and profits per partner, though other firms posted significant gains, too.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Loretta Lynch Vows 'Even Greater Heights'

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

In her remarks, Lynch said her role was to "not just represent the law and enforce the law, but to use it to make real the promise of America: the promise of fairness, the promise of equality, of liberty and justice for all." Plus more in this week's column.

Dealmaker of the Year: Joseph Gromacki of Jenner & Block

: The American Lawyer : May 03, 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.

The Hits Keep Coming

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

GM's former GC has said he's leaving, but he's still getting lots of attention.

Wildstein to Plead Guilty, Report Says

Zack Needles : New Jersey Law Journal : April 29, 2015

David Wildstein, who has been accused of helping to orchestrate the abrupt closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, is set to plead guilty to unknown charges, according to a Bloomberg Business report.

Vignettes: Inside the Supreme Court for Historic Arguments

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 28, 2015

The history-making arguments in the same-sex marriage cases on Tuesday lived up to their advance billing, complete with intense arguments, a disruptive protester and A-list spectators. What follows are vignettes from inside the court.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firms Ranked by Revenue Per Lawyer

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

On average, revenue per lawyer—the metric that we've long regarded as the most reliable measure of a firm's financial health—increased by 3.7 percent at Am Law 100 firms in 2014, reversing a decline of 0.4 percent in 2013.

A 'Pyrrhic Victory' for Capitol Records

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The music publisher tries to recover $7 million in legal fees in a copyright suit, but a judge is unsympathetic.

GM Work Boosts Jenner's Results

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

An ignition-switch investigation propels the firm's growth.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Aspirational Legal Weed Company Sparks Up With Drinker Biddle

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath has been retained as corporate and securities counsel to CannaPharmaRx, an early-stage pharmaceutical company focused on advancing research and discovery in the cannabinoid industry.

The 2015 Am Law 100: Rich and Richer

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's top-grossing law firms.

Perkins Coie Managing Partner Juggles Past With Future

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

Few Am Law 100 firm leaders have had starring roles in high-impact political litigation while managing their firms. John Devaney, who became Perkins Coie's new managing partner on Jan. 1, falls into that category.


: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.