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Jenner & Block LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 436
  • Gross Revenues: $465,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,065,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,720,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

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 $465,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 69th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 69 5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 69 5 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

Transgender Bathroom Imbroglio Enlists Two More Big Firms

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 31, 2016

An Am Law 100 quartet—Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Jones Day, Jenner & Block and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher—have landed key roles advising on the fallout from North Carolina's controversial transgender bathroom law.

Hunton Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016

Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Complex Litigation

: New York Law Journal : May 23, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of : "A Need for Additional Clarity in Medical Monitoring," "'Tyson Foods': Bifurcation Taking Center Stage?" "Vexing Issues in Trade Secret Cases," "Adjudication of Claims in Deepwater Horizon Case Streamlined by 'Lone Pine' Order" and "The Future of Disclosure-Only Settlements."

John Roberts Knocks Down Prosecution Bias Excuses One by One

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : May 23, 2016

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Monday sent a strong message to state courts and prosecutors that racial bias in jury selection is unacceptable.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Ben Hancock and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services; O'Connor v. Uber; SunEdison Chapter 11; In re VW 'Clean Diesel' Product Liability Litigation; Prosterman v. Airline Tariff Publishing.


: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Did the Justices Send a Message to the EEOC in a Legal-Fee Case?

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : May 19, 2016

By ruling in favor of awarding legal fees to a company that the government accused of widespread sexual harassment, the U.S. Supreme Court may have been sending a broader message that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission needs to clean up its act.

Justices Allow Attorney Fee Awards Without Victory on Merits

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 19, 2016

In a ruling that could mean more attorney fee awards for employers in workplace discrimination cases, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said defendants don't have to win on the merits to be counted as the “prevailing party.”

Morning Wrap: Trump, Holder, Olson, Waxman and Posner

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 19, 2016

We round-up a storm of news regarding former Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s jobs, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Ted Olson's clients, Donald Trump's Supreme Court, Seth Waxman's name twin and Judge Richard Posner's writing peeves.

Supreme Court Specialists, Mostly Male, Dominated Arguments This Term

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : May 11, 2016

With oral arguments over for this term at the U.S. Supreme Court, Bancroft has topped the list of law firms with the most arguments at eight—a number rarely reached by any outfit other than the U.S. solicitor general's office.

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 09, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

North Carolina Turns to Prominent Conservative Lawyer to Defend 'Bathroom' Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

A go-to lawyer for Republican governors facing scandal and controversy, solo practitioner Karl "Butch" Bowers Jr., will represent North Carolina Gov. Patrick McCrory as he defends a state law that requires transgender state employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificates.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 04, 2016

Seven firms announce new additions, the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office has appointed Taryn Merkl as acting deputy chief of its criminal division, and attorneys Jennifer Keough, Neil Zola and David Isaac have formed JND Legal Administration to administer large-scale class actions, bankruptcy and mass tort cases.

April: Lateral Litigator Winners and Losers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 02, 2016

A look at some of the most notable lateral litigator moves in April.

Latham's Alice Fisher Passes MP Reins to Mike Egge in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 29, 2016

Alice Fisher, a former U.S. Justice Department Criminal Division chief, has handed the management reins at Latham & Watkins' D.C. office to Mike Egge. An antitrust lawyer, Egge became the firm's Washington managing partner at the beginning of March. Fisher's deputy managing partner, James Barker, ceded his job to Melissa Arbus Sherry, an appellate attorney.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 29, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Morning Wrap: Dennis Hastert Faces a Judge | Bob McDonnell's Case at SCOTUS

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 27, 2016

Dennis Hastert is set to be sentenced today in Chicago federal district court. Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell takes his corruption challenge to the justices today. And the plaintiffs who lost their case against North Carolina's voter identification law have taken an appeal to the Fourth Circuit. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Claims of Wood Pulp in Parmesan Cheese Spur 45 Class Actions

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Nearly 45 lawsuits have been filed alleging that four brands labeled "100% Grated Parmesan Cheese" including Kraft and Wal-Mart's private brand fail to tell consumers that they actually contain fillers made from wood pulp.

Uncertainty Clouds London's Outlook

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The upcoming referendum on the UK's status in the European Union has slowed inbound investment.

Am Law 100 Firms Pull Back in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Even of the city's most prominent native firms are reducing their lawyer numbers there.

Read All About It: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on Tribune Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Kirkland & Ellis goes back a long way with the beleaguered Tribune Publishing Co., which is now eyeing an $815 million offer from Gannett Co.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

INADMISSIBLE: New Pro Bono CEO Led Corporate Push

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The Pro Bono Institute has named Eve Runyon as its new president and CEO, following the death of the group's founder and longtime leader Esther Lardent on April 4. Plus more in this week's column.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Justices Write End to Authors' Challenge of Google Books

Tony Mauro : ALM : April 19, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended a decade-long battle over Google, Inc.'s massive book-scanning project, declining to take up an appeal by authors who claimed the company violated copyright law "on an epic scale."