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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

Calendar: April 20, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 17, 2015

Calendar of events.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 16, 2015

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, O'Melveny & Myers, Schiff Hardin and Pavia & Harcourt have each added a new partner.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Under ABS Structure, Cahill Makes London Litigation Debut

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

Cahill Gordon & Reindel officially launched an English law litigation practice in London after hiring Shearman & Sterling partner Richard Kelly. The announcement comes with a twist: U.K. regulators approved Cahill's application to become the first major U.S. firm in London to be licensed under an alternative business structure.

Georgetown Pairs Up With DLA Piper, Arent Fox to Open Low Bono Firm

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2015

Georgetown University Law Center is working with DLA Piper and Arent Fox to create a small nonprofit law firm in Washington, D.C., aimed at providing legal services at affordable rates to people with modest incomes who don't qualify for free legal aid because they're not poor enough.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Three Am Law 100 Firms Tap Transactional Trio for M&A Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

With deal volume up during the first quarter, O'Melveny & Myers, Shearman & Sterling and Covington & Burling made notable additions Monday to bolster their M&A ranks in New York.

Two High-Stakes High Court Debuts

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Lawyers in first outings before Supreme Court will argue landmark marriage cases.

Capitol Records Fights to Break Even in MP3tunes Case

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : April 06, 2015

Capitol Records and its lawyers at Jenner & Block claimed the company spent more than $12 million in legal fees to win a copyright damages award of just $12 million against MP3tunes.

INADMISSIBLE: DLA Lawyer Slain After Craigslist Meetup

: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Jamyra Gallmon went to a downtown Washington hotel on Feb. 9 to rob a man she'd met on Craigslist, the Metropolitan Police Department said in charging documents released last week. David Messerschmitt, a 30-year-old associate at DLA Piper, was in Room 400 at the Donovan Hotel that night.

Court of Appeals Delays Start of Taxi of Tomorrow

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

The state Court of Appeals granted a stay Tuesday to prevent New York City's "Taxi of Tomorrow" program from taking effect on April 20, as scheduled, pending the court's consideration of an appeal of the program's validity.

Medbox Annual Report Shows Manatt's Bet on Big Weed

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

Medical marijuana dispensary Medbox, which was once valued at $2 billion before it was beset by a variety of legal entanglements, filed its annual report last week. The 10-K reveals that the company issued shares worth almost $280,000 to two of its outside legal advisers, including Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

23 Law Firms Honored By Federal Court for Pro Bono

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 01, 2015

A pro bono legal work awards breakfast for D.C. law firms and lawyers Wednesday morning pointed out the central divide between those who need free legal help and those who can offer it: It all comes down to money.

Amicus Briefs Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 01, 2015

There are briefs by first responders, 303 former and sitting Republican government officials and activists, major churches and a former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia who argues that "originalism" supports the right to same-sex marriage.

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.