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- 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.
In the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015
Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
: 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.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 09, 2015
King & Spalding reported substantial increases in revenue and profit in 2014, following a strong 2013.
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 American Lawyer : February 03, 2015
Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.
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.
: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015
Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.