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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

Brief of the Week: Madden Video Games Hope for High Court Touchdown

Jamie Schuman : Supreme Court Brief : November 24, 2015

The maker of the popular video games is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the First Amendment protects it from lawsuits by athletes who want to be paid for the use of their likenesses.

Fee-Fight Fallout From Voting Rights Decision Reaches High Court

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : November 24, 2015

Fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 blockbuster voting rights decision has reached the justices in two multimillion-dollar battles over attorney fees.

Northwestern Taps a Graduate (and Jenner & Block Partner) to Head Legal Department

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 23, 2015

It's a new general counsel for Northwestern University. The school announced late last week that Jenner & Block partner (and Northwestern graduate) Philip Harris has been appointed vice president and GC of the institution.

Jenner & Block

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Jenner & Block's powerhouse appellate practice left its mark in courts across the country — and on some of the biggest U.S. Supreme Court decisions last year.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

INADMISSIBLE: When Justices Throw Lifelines to Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court justices sometimes toss lifelines to advocates during oral argument, helping them handle a hostile question or advance a winning argument. Plus more in this week's column.

Three Decades Later, 'Batson' Lawyer Looks for 'Fine Tuning' of Juror Strikes

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : November 16, 2015

Nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors could not strike potential jurors because of their race, and the court announced a test for determining race-based strikes. After decades of experience, the decision in does "not work well," according to the lawyer who argued and won the case.

Wilson Elser Expands in Texas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2015

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is the latest big firm to bet on the Lone Star State with an 11-lawyer team from Lewis Brisbois; Shearman & Sterling snags an IP trio from Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Guantánamo Bar: J. Wells Dixon

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 11, 2015

An unexpected path from Kramer Levin associate to lead counsel for dozens of detainees.

D.C. Judge Awards $45K in Legal Fees to Federal Agency

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2015

A federal trial judge in Washington this week awarded legal fees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission amid a discovery dispute with the company Intrade The Prediction Market. Intrade's lawyers, fighting the fee request, had argued that senior-level CFTC attorneys billed for low-level tasks. The dispute required the CFTC attorneys, who both formerly worked in Big Law, to assess their hourly rates.

At Some Firms More Than Others, Women Lag Among New Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Guantánamo Roster

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Firms involved in detainee representation.

Jenner & Block

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Recovering $331 million earmarked to assist struggling California homeowners required detective work. Representing the plaintiffs was Neil Barofsky, a partner at Jenner & Block, who said the key to the win was careful, meticulous trial preparation.

Jones Day Continues Its Run On Former Supreme Court Clerks

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Ten U.S. Supreme Court law clerks from last term have joined Jones Day as associates, the firm announced Monday, topping its record-breaking number of seven clerk hires last year. Counting the new hires, 45 former Supreme Court clerks now work at Jones Day.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Gina Passarella : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

United States v. General Motors; Federal Trade Commission v. Steris; In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation; EM v. Banco Central De La Republica Argentina; Gomez v. Tyson Foods; Acosta v. Tyson Foods

Final Appeal: The Race to Close Guantánamo

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

A decade after lawyers gained access to the Guantánamo prison, the detainees' legal status remains grim—and time is running out.

Top Litigators Share Winning Strategies

: The National Law Journal : October 30, 2015

"I just show up in court and wing it," said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation.

Calculating the Hourly Rate of a Federal Agency Lawyer? It's Complicated

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : October 29, 2015

After convincing a Washington judge to sanction a company for violating a court order, two federal agency lawyers turned to calculating the dollar value of their time. It was an uncommon task for salaried attorneys in the public sector. After all, what's the billable hour for a government lawyer?

High School Students Learn Finesse of Lawyering from Washington's Top Litigators

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 29, 2015

Blank Rome's tutor relationship with Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington began in January. Now the attorneys have bonded with a second set of students. In addition to Blank Rome, firms such as Jenner & Block, Crowell & Moring and Vinson & Elkins have been involved in the program for more than a decade, from the first years of the school when it was originally located in a church in Congress Heights. Clifford Chance also pitched in often, tutoring and in helping to paint classrooms.

Linklaters Lands Baker & McKenzie Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015

Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie's white-collar practice and head of the firm's New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Millikin Faces Subpoena as GM Bellwether Looms

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2015

The former general counsel of General Motors Co. is fending off a subpoena to testify in the first bellwether trial over the ignition switch defect that prompted recalls of 2.6 million cars and trucks last year.

In-House Counsel Profile: Nissan North America Inc.'s Andrew Tavi

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

"We are the definition of a ­global company, so we're on a 24-hour cycle."

In-House Anxiety Over Cybersecurity

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

What keeps corporate counsel up at night? Cybersecurity and crisis management, judging by the intense focus on both topics at the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Boston last week.

Pro Bono Week: The Best of This Year's Giving and Defending

: The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

From Rwanda to a tiny Catholic Charities office in downtown Washington, lawyers took on cases, founded projects and reflected on the good they do and what more they can achieve. As the American Bar Association celebrates pro bono work nationally this week, The National Law Journal highlights the leaders, cases and efforts that have helped lawyers give back in the last year.

Fee Tracker: Big Firms Feast on IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2015

Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk divvy up fees from the largest IPO of 2015; a look at the nation's top legal lobbying shops; and other billables of note from throughout the Am Law 200 universe.

GM Ignition-Switch Mess Is Focus at In-House Counsel Conference

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2015

The takeaway for lawyers from the GM ignition-switch debacle is for legal staff to have an open path for full disclosure—up the chain.

Fair Use Doctrine Protects Google Books, Circuit Rules

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 19, 2015

Rejecting a decade-long attack on Google's mass reproduction of millions of books, as well as its presentation of "snippets" of the works, the court said Google Books has a "highly convincing transformative purpose" and the company cannot be held liable for violating the Copyright Act.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 16, 2015

Seven firms have added attorneys, while Kirkland & Ellis has announced promotions.

Appeals Court Approves Jenner & Block's $3M Fee Award

John Council : Texas Lawyer : October 14, 2015

"What is most telling is that the court makes no attempt to defend that which can't be defended: the underlying fee agreement at issue, which Parallel Networks contends clearly violated well-established public policy governing lawyers," said Ron Chapman Jr., who plans to appeal a ruling that forces a client to pay hourly rates to its former law firm as part of a contingency fee contract.