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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

Settlement Awards Weil $16M in Antitrust Litigation

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 25, 2015

A judge has awarded Weil, Gotshal & Manges $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC LLC.

Weil Snags $16M Award in SESAC Antitrust Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges gets pulled into an antitrust class action, it's usually playing defense. But a bit of role-reversal paid off for Weil this week, when a judge awarded the firm $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC.

Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions. Mostly negative.

GM Reaches Beyond Inner Circles for New GC

: Corporate Counsel : February 19, 2015

For decades General Motors Co. has chosen insiders to lead its legal department. But the automaker has hired auto industry outsider Craig Glidden to replace beleaguered general counsel Michael Millikin.

Recurring Challenges to Privilege and Work Product Doctrine

Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015

In their Southern District Civil Practice Roundup, Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul analyze three recent decisions that expose some common misconceptions regarding the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine and offer valuable guidance on how to establish and preserve those protections.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

King & Spalding Tops 2013's Partner Profit Boost

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 09, 2015

King & Spalding reported substantial increases in revenue and profit in 2014, following a strong 2013.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits, Revenue Bounce Back for Jenner & Block

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 06, 2015

Jenner & Block recorded a remarkable jump in revenue and profits in 2014. The improved results were in part due to its work for General Motors Corp. investigating the carmaker's ignition switch problem, which was led by Jenner chairman Anton Valukas. The firm's ranks of partners and lawyers also took a dip during this time.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

Lateral Hiring Stays Strong, but Firms Curb Pay Pledges

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Lateral hiring remains at a near record, but more firms seek to manage risk by pulling back on compensation guarantees.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.

Who Will Argue Same-Sex Marriage Cases in High Court?

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

History-making arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage are still more than three months away, but the strategizing among lawyers has already begun.

King & Spalding Fights Effort to Open Confidential Notes on GM Ignition Switch

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 26, 2015

King & Spalding is fighting an effort to make public what lawyers at the firm said to each other about their client, General Motors, with regard to the company's faulty ignition switch litigation.

Report Supports Hike in Age of Criminal Responsibility

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

In a report released on Martin Luther King Day, Gov. Cuomo's Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice said that allowing more 16- and 17-year-olds to be treated as juveniles will help more youths avoid prison and a life of crime and incarceration.

Notes From GM Investigation Are Privileged, Judge Finds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2015

Notes and memos on witness interviews that General Motors' lawyers, led by Jenner & Block chairman Anton Valukas, assembled for an internal report on the company's ignition switch problems are protected by the attorney-client privilege and attorney work product doctrine, a federal judge has ruled.

States Fight Fee Requests in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2015

State and local officials in South Carolina and West Virginia are opposing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fee requests filed by plaintiffs who successfully challenged same-sex marriage bans.

Judge Sides with Dish in Fox Copyright Ruling, Says No 'Game-Changer'

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2015

Dish and its lawyers at Orrick came out ahead in an important early test of the Supreme Court's decision in , largely escaping Fox Broadcasting's copyright claims over technology that records network television and replays it commercial-free.

Plaintiffs Denied Peek at GM Lawyers' Investigation Notes

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2015

General Motors Co. does not have to turn over the notes of attorneys who interviewed witnesses for an internal report about the automaker's failure to identify an ignition-switch defect, a federal judge has ruled.

Kirkland, Jones Day in Caesars Bankruptcy Showdown

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2015

Two of the country's top bankruptcy lawyers—Kirkland & Ellis' James Sprayregen and Jones Day's Bruce Bennett—are facing off in the Chapter 11 case of a subsidiary of casino and gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Niro Firm Looks to Revive RPX Corp. Antitrust Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2015

After making headway in a patent infringement lawsuit targeting Samsung and HTC, Cascades Computer Innovation, a descendent of the "original patent troll," is now looking to reboot its related antitrust case against "defensive patent aggregator" RPX.

Fees Mount in Marriage Cases

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

States that unsuccessfully ­defended same-sex marriage bans in federal courts are on the hook to pay more than $800,000 in legal fees to the challengers, and requests for millions of dollars more are pending.

High Court Rejects Appeal Over Agency's Deadline to Sue Banks

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider whether the National Credit Union Administration waited too long to sue over billions of dollars in allegedly shoddy securities. But questions underlying the banks' challenge still may not be fully resolved.

Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Ten law firms that made exemplary contributions in providing access to justice.

Jenner & Block: Finance Partner Helps Rwandans

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Jenner & Block often handles pro bono transactional work, but a recent project in Rwanda gave the firm and New York corporate finance partner Patrick Trostle a chance to break new ground with their deal-making skills.

Order Paves Way for Aereo Asset Sale

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

But the TV broadcasters whose copyright claims drove Aereo into bankruptcy will be paying close attention as bidders pick over the company's carcass.

High Court Case Could Boost Victims of Police Shootings

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : December 26, 2014

A little-noticed U.S. Supreme Court ruling from May could give an unexpected boost to alleged victims of excessive force by police in their efforts to hold law enforcement officers accountable.

The Morning Wrap: Disney Wins Superhero Spat

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : December 24, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: Disney beats back a copyright challenge to Spider Man and Iron Man; Environmental groups win one against the EPA; former Cuban prisoner Alan Gross gets a $3.2 million settlement.

EEOC Beats $4.7 Million Fee Award in CRST Sex Bias Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 23, 2014

After a bruising year in the courts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission managed to save some face this week in battle over attorney fees.

In-House Counsel Profile: CBOE Holdings Inc.'s Joanne Moffic-Silver

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

"I met with the GC at the CBOE, who wasn't looking for someone. Later that day, he called me and said, 'We can find a place for you.' "