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Jenner & Block LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 432
  • Gross Revenues: $387,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $895,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,490,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Jenner & Block is a Chicago-based law firm. The firm is ranked 72nd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms based on revenue, with $379,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250, with 438 attorneys, the firm is the 99th largest law firm in the United States. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm ranked as the 90th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm's practice areas include antitrust and trade regulation; appellate and Supreme Court practice; class action litigation; environmental, energy, and natural resources law; government contracts; and media and first amendment law. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, the firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York City and Los Angeles.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 75 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 75 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 98 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 20 4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 4 -3 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 52 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 65 36 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 64 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Not Invincible

Ross Todd : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Television's establishment continues its assault on upstart Aereo.

Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

Play Brings Supreme Court Drama to the Masses

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 01, 2014

Starting tonight and for the rest of April, Supreme Court aficionados in Washington won't have to go to the court building to watch an oral argument. They can attend instead a performance of "Arguendo" at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Penn Quarter in D.C.

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

INADMISSIBLE: Kirkland Partner Eyes White House Post

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision. Plus more in this week's column.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Comcast/Time Warner Cable; Actavis / Forest Labs; Facebook / WhatsApp; Santander Consumer USA IPO; Carlyle / J&J Diagnostics Unit

Kirkland Partner in the Running for White House Counsel

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Washington, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision.

Winners and Losers

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The title says it all.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

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

Make Sure the Investigator Is Truly Independent

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2014

Some question whether General Motors and others retained truly independent investigators.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Jenner & Block and Debevoise & Plimpton advised The Hertz Corporation on the company's spin-off of its equipment rental business to shareholders in a transaction valued at $2.5 billion.

Legal Department of the Year: Exelon Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

When Exelon Corp. absorbed Constellation Energy Group Inc. in 2012, the legal department spread word of its values with Constellation colleagues whose department had lacked internal diversity or pro bono programs.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Jenner's Profits Plunge 17 Percent

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Jenner & Block had a down year in 2013, with gross revenue off nearly 8 percent, to $357.5 million, and profits per partner plummeting 17 percent, to $1.235 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Bridgegate Committee Says It Lacks Power of Immunity for Subpoenas

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Counsel for the Bridgegate investigative committee tells a state judge that it has no statutory power to grant immunity to witnesses Bridget Kelly or Bill Stepien if they should comply with its subpoenas for documents.

In-House Counsel Profile: University of Illinois' Thomas Bearrows

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Thomas Bearrows manages a legal department of 50, including 26 attorneys, most of them in Chicago.

Immunity Questions Postpone Ruling On Bridgegate Subpoena Compliance

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

After a three-hour hearing, a New Jersey judge reserves decision on the right of former confidantes of Gov. Chris Christie to take the Fifth Amendment against subpoenas from the Bridgegate investigative committee.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Revenue Growth Can't Keep Husch Playing in Peoria

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

With five Peoria-based partners jumping to local shop Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, Husch Blackwell has decided to close its outpost in the central Illinois city.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Jennifer Weiss joins Goulston & Storrs' tax practice as partner in the Boston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

D.C. Bar Announces 2014 Presidency Candidates

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

The D.C. Bar announced yesterday that this year's candidates for president-elect are Stephen Glover, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and Timothy Webster, a partner at Sidley Austin.

Former Christie Staffer Kelly Files Opposition to Bridgegate Subpoena

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly filed court papers on Thursday seeking to block a documents subpoena issued by the legislative committee investigating the Bridgegate scandal.

Music Rights Holder SESAC Must Face Antitrust Claims

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 05, 2014

A judge in New York refused to throw out part of an antitrust class action brought by TV station owners against SESAC, a music licensing organization that represents thousands of composers. The ruling comes just months after a Pennsylvania judge ruled that radio broadcasters are likely to prevail on similar claims.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

9 Environmental Challenges for US Businesses in 2014

E. Lynn Grayson and Alexander J. Bandza : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Ever-changing environmental challenges confront U.S. businesses, and they will continue to do so throughout 2014.

Christie Campaign Manager Fights Bridgegate Committee's Subpoena

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie's campaign manager, Bill Stepien, is asking a New Jersey judge to quash a documents subpoena from the legislative committee investigating last September's closure of George Washington Bridge access lanes.

Ready for Prime Time

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The MPAA hires a veteran GC who knows his way around a courtroom; and other Moves.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Rader dresses down the defense … White asks 'Where's the beef?' … And Google learns it's hard to argue with a fatwa

Unredacted Transcripts of Emails Shine Further Light on Bridgegate

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation has released further transcripts of email exchanges among officials involved in last September's closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

Am Law Attorneys Take Wheel in 'Bridgegate'

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie and others ensnared in New Jersey's latest political scandal lawyer up.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Kaye Scholer, Revenue Dips Again

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Kaye Scholer saw its gross revenue decline for the third straight year in 2013, but the firm managed to eke out small gains in revenue per lawyer and profits per equity partner thanks to an accompanying contraction within its attorney ranks, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Off the Aereo … Gunderson's trouble in paradise … Hausfeld plays offense

Bridgegate Committee Files Suit To Enforce Document Subpoenas

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A New Jersey legislative committee filed court papers Wednesday to compel compliance with its subpoenas by two figures implicated in last September's closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

Kelly, Stepien Will Continue To Defy Bridgegate Subpoenas, Counsel Say

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Two subjects of the investigation into last September's abrupt closing of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge are persisting in their refusal to comply with document subpoenas from a special committee of the New Jersey Legislature.

Bridgegate Panel Is Asked To Review Dismissal of Hunterdon Criminal Case

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 18, 2014

A former high-level Hunterdon County prosecutor who claims he was forced out after N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's administration intervened in a criminal case against the county sheriff has asked the Bridgegate investigative committee to look into the incident.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Fifth Amendment Privilege Claims Spurned by Bridgegate Committee

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

The New Jersey legislative committee investigating last fall's suspect closures of George Washington Bridge access lanes has rejected claims of Fifth Amendment privilege raised by two subpoenaed individuals.

A Personal Take on This Year's Lateral Report

Robin Sparkman : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

After six years at the magazine's helm, The American Lawyer's editor in chief issue makes a move of her own and uses the occasion to reflect on two trends that capture Big Law's split personality.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.

The Churn: Dechert and MoFo's Revolving Door, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Morrison & Foerster hires the Justice Department's top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcer Charles Duross, while Dechert's white-collar and securities litigation cochair Benjamin Rosenberg is poised to leave his firm to become the New York County District Attorney's Office's next general counsel. Meanwhile, a Paul Weiss litigation partner is headed for the nonprofit sector. .

Prominent Defenders for Nominee to Head Civil Right Division

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

The president of the American Bar Association and other prominent lawyers are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee not to penalize a top Justice Department nominee for having once helped with the appeal of a convicted murderer.

Unions' Health on the Line

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The future of public employee unions may be in the hands of Justice Antonin Scalia as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case brought by Illinois home care workers who don't want to pay fees to a union they don't want to join.

Former High Court Clerk Named Ill. Solicitor General

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court scholar Carolyn Shapiro is the latest former high court law clerk to become a state solicitor general.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Orrin Harrison III joins Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as partner in the Dallas office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Patton Boggs Hired in Bridgegate by Christie Campaign, New Jersey GOP

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

The latest subpoenaed parties to lawyer up in the fast-moving investigation into George Washington Bridge lane closures last fall are Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee, who on Thursday retained Patton Boggs.

Ruling Sets Stage for Internet Regulation Showdown

Jenna Greene : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

The FCC once again has come up short in its attempt to regulate broadband Internet service providers, but the decision last week by a divided panel of federal appellate judges in some ways also strengthened the agency's hand—and sets the stage for a potentially epic showdown over new rules.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Nine firms announce new partners, while Paul Weiss, Bingham McCutchen and Tarter Krinsky & Drogin each announce a new addition.

Justices Weigh First Amendment Fight Over Union Dues

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 21, 2014

With the future of public employee unions potentially at stake, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case brought by Illinois homecare workers who object to fees charged by a union they don't want to join.

INADMISSIBLE: Steptoe & Johnson Selects New Chairman

: The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

As the new executive committee chairman of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Philip West aims to sharpen the firm's image and build key practice areas — but he's on the fence about whether a merger makes sense. Plus more in this week's column.

Challenges Ahead for FCC Over Internet Rules

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

The Federal Communications Com­mission once again has come up short in its attempt to regulate broadband Internet service providers, but the decision last week by a divided panel of federal appellate judges in some ways also strengthened the agency's hand — and sets the stage for a potentially epic showdown over new rules.

Christie Hires Legal Team to Probe Bridge Scandal

: The Associated Press : January 17, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he has hired a legal team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher headed up by former federal prosecutor Randy Mastro to help his administration review an apparent political payback scandal that snarled traffic for days on the George Washington Bridge.

Subpoenas Fly, Special Panels Form As Bridgegate Investigations Widen

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 17, 2014

The investigation into the who and why of last fall's George Washington Bridge gridlock is in high gear with the issuance of new subpoenas, the hiring of counsel and the formation of special legislative committees.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Added as Christie's Counsel in Bridgegate

Sara Randazzo : New Jersey Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Randy Mastro, a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner and former New York City deputy mayor, has been hired to advise New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in connection with the ongoing fallout from last fall's closing of toll lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge.

EEOC Urges Court to Drop $4.6 Million Fee Award

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has asked an appeals court to set aside a record-setting $4.6 million attorney fee award imposed on the agency following a botched sexual harassment lawsuit against trucking company CRST Van Expedited Inc., represented by Jenner & Block.

Christie Adds Gibson Dunn as Counsel in Bridge Mess

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has retained a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher team led by litigation cochair Randy Mastro to represent him in a series of inquiries focused on what role he and his aides may have played in a four-day traffic snarl that tied up traffic near the George Washington Bridge.

Class Actions Mount Over Damages From Bridge Lane Closure Gridlock

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2014

The scandal over the closure of local Fort Lee access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie's aides and appointees has spilled into the courts, as class-action suits are being lodged by people and businesses claiming they were damaged by the gridlock.

Lawmakers Tap Jenner Partner for Christie Bridge Probe

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Reid Schar, a former U.S. attorney in Chicago who served as the lead prosecutor in both of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trials, has been hired to serve as special counsel to a New Jersey General Assembly committee investigating the role Gov. Chris Christie and his staff members played in creating a four-day traffic snarl by ordering the closing of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge.

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.

TV Networks Ask D.C. Circuit to Freeze Online Streaming Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a dispute between television networks and online streaming service Aereo Inc., national broadcasters have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to put a similar case on hold.

Anticorruption Compliance for US-Chinese Joint Ventures

Erin R. Schrantz : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

A U.S.-based multinational operating in China need not look far to appreciate the risk of tripping over the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Chinese anticorruption laws.

High Court to Hear Copyright Battle Over Tiny TV Antennas

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday afternoon granted review in 'ABC v. Aereo', a high-stakes copyright dispute that could shake the television industry to its core.

Leading M&A Transactions-Target or Acquirer Based in N.J.-2013

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Leading M&A transactions with the target or acquirer based in N.J. in 2013.

Little Pause for High Court Advocates

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Two lawyers arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court this month have given new meaning to the phrase "busy holiday season."

Winner, General Litigation Department of the Year: Debevoise & Plimpton

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

The 43 litigation partners at Debevoise produced two $25 billion results, a pair of trial defense wins worth $3.5 billion apiece, and the biggest investor-state award in arbitration history. No other firm can match their record for our contest.

Rare Recovery From Trafficking Lawsuit

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Another Corporate Partner Leaves Kaye Scholer

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

Turning the Tide on Debarment in Canada

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 02, 2014

Canada leads the way in debarments. One company, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., is trying to fix that.

The Churn: Paul Weiss Adds From Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

The cohead of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' tax practice moves to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; another partner leaves Kaye Scholer in Los Angeles; and Jenner & Block welcomes back a former partner in New York.

IP Cases From 2013 That Are Worth Bragging About

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

It's worth looking back at some of the decisions that got the IP bar buzzing in 2013. Although the list is far from definitive, here are a handful of cases that had winning lawyers popping champagne corks early.

Bad Reputation

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Canada leads the way in debarments. One company is trying to fix that.

Pressing the Soft Spots

Erin R. Schrantz : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Conduct an audit to assess your company's compliance program.

Cuomo Special Counsel Returns to Jenner Block

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2013

Jeremy Creelan, special counsel to Andrew Cuomo for public integrity and ethics since the governor took office in January 2011, has rejoined Jenner & Block as a litigation partner.

Intellectual Property Cases Won in 2013 Worth Bragging About

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 31, 2013

It's worth looking back at some of the decisions that got the IP bar buzzing in 2013. Although the list is far from definitive, here are a handful of cases that had winning lawyers popping champagne corks early.

Ex-Ropes Associate Set to Appeal Retaliation Suit Loss

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

John Ray III, who sued Ropes & Gray for discrimination and retaliation after being asked to leave the firm in 2008, continues to press his case against Ropes even after seeing a judge toss several of his claims and hearing a jury reject the rest of them last month.

The Year in Quotes: Dishing About the Supreme Court

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The nation's top appellate advocates assess the state of the 2013-14 term.

Auditing Your Company's Compliance Program

Erin R. Schrantz : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2013

How can you really know that your company's compliance program is working? Conduct an audit.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Barbara de Marigny joins the tax practice of McGuireWoods as partner in the Houston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Aereo Asks Justices to Settle Fight With Broadcasters

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2013

In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo Inc. on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below.

Aereo Asks Supreme Court to Settle Copyright Fight

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2013

In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below.

Aereo Asks Justices to Settle Fight With Broadcasters

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo Inc. on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below.

D.C. Calendar of Events

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Lights, Camera, (Legal) Action: Fabrizio Hired at MPAA

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2013

The following in-house hire has been approved for all audiences by the Motion Picture Association of America: Steven Fabrizio has been cast as MPAA senior executive vice president and global general counsel.

The Churn: In and Out at Kaye Scholer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Kaye Scholer loses a partner on each coast while hiring senior attorneys in its Chicago and Frankfurt offices; the former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition returns to Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and Gardere Wynne Sewell expands by three in Dallas..

Kaye Scholer Partner Jumps to Jenner

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 02, 2013

Utilities Win Waste Fee Fight

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

In a major win for the nuclear power industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered the government to quit collecting annual fees from nuclear plant owners for the disposal of radioactive waste.

Filibuster Vote Spells D.C. Circuit Changes

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

The Senate's historic vote to end minority party filibusters of most judicial nominees means three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will likely win approval.

Jury Sides With Ropes & Gray in Retaliation Lawsuit

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2013

A Boston federal jury took just 2 1/2 hours on Wednesday to reject former associate John Ray III's employment retaliation case against Ropes & Gray, which he'd accused of lashing out after he complained of racial discrimination.

Ropes Partners Take Stand to Rebut Retaliation Claim

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Ropes & Gray partner Diane Patrick took the stand in former associate John Ray III's employment retaliation case on Tuesday to explain why she changed her deposition testimony about whether Ray had informed her that another partner uttered a racial slur in his presence.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Ousted Associate Testifies Against Ropes & Gray

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2013

A former Ropes & Gray associate testified in a Boston federal courtroom Friday that he sought $21.5 million to settle his charge against the firm that he was retaliated against for complaining about racial discrimination.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

The cochair of Jenner & Block's content, media and entertainment practice takes an in-house job with the Motion Picture Association of America; Crowell & Moring adds five attorneys in New York; and Greenberg Traurig woos a lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. .

Trial Opens in Retaliation Claim Against Ropes & Gray

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

Former Ropes & Gray associate John Ray III's lawyer characterized him as "a man in a hurry" to fit into Ropes' white-shoe world as trial got underway Tuesday on Ray's claims that the firm lashed out at him for filing a discrimination claim.

FBI Stint Was Antidote to Cynicism

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

In his first interview since departing the FBI, Andrew Weissmann discusses the challenges of building financial crime cases and about the intersection of privacy rights and government surveillance — an area under intense scrutiny since the public disclosure this summer of secret monitoring programs.

O'Melveny Partner Sallet Joins FCC as Agency Staffs Up

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2013

Jonathan Sallet has left O'Melveny & Myers to lead a Federal Communications Commission task force and eventually serve as the FCC's acting general counsel.

Court Rulings Support Broad Jurisdiction in FCPA Cases

Anthony S. Barkow and Eddie Jauregui : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2013

Anthony S. Barkow and Eddie Jauregui of Jenner & Block discuss recent cases that remind companies and individuals that, even when their conduct may seem "wholly foreign," they may nonetheless be subject to U.S. jurisdiction in FCPA cases where, for example, they play a part in the falsification of SEC filings, and that even the slightest contact with the United States can serve as the foundation for "territorial jurisdiction."

D.C. CALENDAR

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Fee Tracker: Penn State's Sex Abuse Tab, Herbalife and Twitter

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

Tallying up what Am Law 200 firms are making for their work on notable matters in the news, including the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Bill Ackman's bet against Herbalife, the coming Wikipedia reboot and Twitter's planned IPO.

D. C. Calendar of Events

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Seth Levy has been named managing partner of Nixon Peabody's Los Angeles office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

On The Move: Legal Industry Job Changes

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 24, 2013

Check out our legal industry job changes below.