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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 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

Court of Appeals Backs Use of Land for NYU Expansion

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2015

Four parcels of property may be incorporated into an ambitious New York University expansion project in Manhattan's Greenwich Village without violating principles of the proper use of public parkland, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Pro Bono Report 2015: Treading Water

: The American Lawyer : June 29, 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.

In-House Counsel Profile: Schneider Electric S.A.'s Peter Wexler

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

"I like the business side of things; I'm not a big fan of the external advisory role."

Survey: Pro Bono Hours Dip Slightly at Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Jenner & Block takes the top spot in our annual pro bono survey; Arnold & Porter is second.

Inside High Court, a Quiet Celebration Marked by Tears

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 26, 2015

Several lawyers silently cried as Justice Anthony Kennedy read his decision in his slightly nasal monotone, belying the historic nature of the ruling. As the holding became clear Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal, put his arm around the shoulders of Mary Bonauto of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.

As Term Closes, a Waiting Game at the Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 25, 2015

As the days dwindle down to the few remaining decisions, it is nail-biting time for some U.S. Supreme Court advocates. Seven cases remain in the "undecided" category, including the term's two potential blockbusters: same-sex marriage and the latest assault on the federal health care law. But even if the five other cases fall short of stratospheric status, each has significant implications for its area of the law.

Motion Urging Recusal in Marriage Cases Surfaces on Supreme Court Docket

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 25, 2015

A request for U.S. Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves in the pending same-sex marriage cases has appeared on the court's online docket, just days before the justices are expected to issue a ruling.

Court Backs 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Program

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 25, 2015

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) was within its "extremely broad" legal mandate under the City Charter when it designated a Nissan model as the "Taxi of Tomorrow," a unanimous Court of Appeals ruled this morning.

Veterans With PTSD Who Filed Conn. Lawsuit Get Discharge Upgrade

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 23, 2015

Five Vietnam combat veterans who brought a federal lawsuit in Connecticut against the Pentagon have been awarded more honorable military discharge status, leaving the future of their litigation in doubt.

Top 10 Numbers From Our Special Report on Women

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : June 23, 2015

We've uncovered some sobering statistics in our special report on women in Big Law.

Morning Wrap: Jenner Moves to Block Google Subpoenas | Sony Can't Shake Breach Suit

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : June 17, 2015

Jenner & Block fires back at Google's demand for documents. Sony loses round in a suit over last year's data breach. Sen. Bob Menendez must stand trial in the Garden State, a judge rules. And Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit isn't happy with the clarity of an agency's briefing. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Jenner & Block Accuses Google of Abusive Litigation Tactics

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 16, 2015

Subpoenas that Google Inc. served on Jenner—Block and others this year are an abuse of the court system, the law firm said Monday, urging a judge to reject the tech company's demand for documents.

GM Plaintiffs Try Crime-Fraud Exception to Get Documents

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : June 15, 2015

In an effort to crack attorney-client privilege, a plaintiffs lawyer has accused General Motors Co. and the King & Spalding law firm of conspiring to commit fraud by concealing an ignition-switch defect.

New Pot Bar Has Some Lawyers Seeing Green

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

After going live last week, a pot bar began luring lawyers nationwide into its ranks. The National Cannabis Bar Association counts a current Akerman partner and former Reed Smith partner as members of its founding board of directors as the organization seeks to bring a relatively niche practice area into the mainstream.

GM Lawyers to Be Deposed in Ignition-Switch Class Action

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : June 08, 2015

Several General Motors Co. lawyers and ex-lawyers will be questioned in the class action over its fatal ignition-switch problems, including former general counsel Michael Millikin and outside counsel Anton Valukas.

INADMISSIBLE: Warren, White Trade Barbs Over the SEC

: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

In a harshly worded 13-page letter, Sen. Elizabeth Warren last week told U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White that she found her leadership "extremely disappointing." Plus more in this week's column.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Brian Hauck, Top Tort Lawyer at Main Justice, Returns to Jenner

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 04, 2015

Former associate attorney general Thomas Perrelli has brought his top adviser back to Jenner & Block. Brian Hauck, who most recently served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Division, will return as a partner to the firm he left in 2009.

The Morning Wrap: New Surveillance Law Curbs Government Spying

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : June 03, 2015

President Obama signs a law that rolls back NSA data collection; the fight between investor William Ackman and Herbalife; a new clue in the slaying of three family members and their housekeeper. This is a round up of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Google Takes Jenner & Block, MPAA to Court Over Subpoenas

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2015

Google Inc. has asked a Washington judge to force Jenner & Block and the Motion Picture Association of America to comply with subpoenas for documents that Google says will prove their involvement in "anti-Google" lobbying efforts.

Jenner & Block

Laura Castro : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

Jenner & Block's intellectual property lawyers litigated one of the most important cases in the broadcast television industry last year, resulting in a U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

Complex Litigation

: New York Law Journal : June 01, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "The Application of Foreign Law When Litigating a Forum Selection Clause," "Litigation Funding: Moving Toward Social and Ethical Responsibility," "Courts Divide on Use of Prior Unadjudicated Complaints" and "The Rules of the Game Have Changed in Patent Litigation."

The 2015 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

This week we recognize 15 law firms that accomplish great things in the realm of intellectual property law.

Calling Mr. Mom

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 01, 2015

If more couples decided that he should stay home with the kids, women lawyers would thrive.

D.C. Bar Members Elect President in Closest Vote Ever

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 01, 2015

In an election separated by a mere 35 votes, Annamaria Steward, a law school associate dean, won the District of Columbia Bar presidency over media lawyer Laura Possessky, the bar said Monday. "It absolutely is the closest race in our history," D.C. Bar spokeswoman Cynthia Kuhn said.

IN BRIEF: U.S. Lawyers in Cuba

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

The Cuban bar has no compunctions in voicing its displeasure with that country's legal system to government officials. Yet, Havana attorney Osvaldo Miranda Diaz said they are "getting tired of complaining." Plus more from and other ALM publications.


: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Batter Up

: Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

You need a scorecard to keep track of baseball's legal lineup; and other Moves.

Donald Verrilli: 'Justice' Includes Access to Health Care

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : May 29, 2015

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. said lawyers on the "fortunate side" of the income gap have an obligation to make legal services more affordable for middle- and low-income Americans.

Tribe's Challenge Dismissed on Jurisdiction Grounds

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 28, 2015

A federal judge is steering clear of a Cayuga Indian tribe's dispute with an upstate municipality over its attempt to enforce an anti-gambling statute, ruling that the faction of Cayugas bringing the suit has not established standing under the U.S. Constitution.