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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

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.

Movers

: 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.

Beneath Google's Fight With Orrick, a Big Business

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 14, 2015

Emails surfaced by the search giant show relationsihp between partner hired by Microsoft and the Mississippi AG probing Google's practices.

Hourly Rates for Top Supreme Court Advocates Revealed in Fee Filing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 07, 2015

Recent filings in an attorney fee request in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lift the veil on the four-figure hourly rates charged by top advocates before the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas Goldstein of Washington's Goldstein & Russell is seeking nearly $306,000 in fees for winning a key Fourth Amendment case. The amount is based in part on Goldstein's $1,100 hourly fee, plus $750 for partner Kevin Russell and $600 for partner Tejinder Singh.

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

Morning Wrap: Google Goes After Orrick | New Trump Suit Against a Celebrity Chef

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : August 05, 2015

Google wants a California federal judge to force Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to hand over documents. Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to hear his challenge to his public corruption conviction. Donald Trump's going after another celebrity chef. And the American Bar Association's House of Delegates Tuesday passed a resolution that will urge law schools to better educate students about their student loans. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Google Goes After Orrick in AG Probe

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 04, 2015

Lawyers at Wilson Sonsini want Orrick to turn over documents they say will tie it to a questionable probe undertaken by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deposition Battle Heats Up Over GM's Valukas Report

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

General Motors Co. and plaintiffs lawyers are fighting over the scope of the upcoming deposition of the lawyer whose report on the company's ignition-switch defect blamed a handful of employees for the fiasco.

Google Subpoena Fight Against Jenner & Block Moved to Mississippi

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 03, 2015

A federal magistrate judge in Washington has granted Google Inc.'s request to move a subpoena fight against Jenner & Block and the Motion Picture Association of America to Mississippi.

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.

Correction

: 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.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

A summary of this week's notable cases.

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.