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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 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 74 13 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 74 13 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

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2016

Five firms announce promotions, and six firms have added new partners.

Where Did $190M Go? MP3tunes Founder Accused of Separating From Wife to Shield Assets in Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2016

Michael Robertson made a fortune—more than $190 million, he testified at trial in 2014. But now that he's got a $15.8 million judgment for copyright infringement hanging over his head, the money is … gone. Plaintiffs lawyers think his estranged wife might be hiding it.

Same-Sex Union Foes To Pay Up

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

Twenty-five states that unsuccessfully defended same-sex marriage bans in federal court have agreed or been ordered by a judge to pay more than $13.5 million in legal fees to the challengers.

While Blizzard Bears Down on Washington, Lawyers Forge On

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2016

Several large Washington law offices closed early Friday, around noon or 1 p.m., and encouraged staff members to stay off the roads in anticipation of a city-crippling blizzard. But many lawyers had different plans in mind. A true "snow day" may be out of the question when you've got hours to bill. "There's a lot going on. It doesn't stop because of the snow," Steptoe & Johnson LLP chairman Phil West said.

Fighting for Upgraded Discharges for Vets

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

Jenner & Block partner Jeremy Creelan was watching "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" one night in the spring of 2014 when he was struck by a tragic catch-22 spotlighted in a segment.

Prime Examples of Wasteful Spending

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

The federal government makes thousands of payments every year to settle lawsuits. But to a taxpayer, few are more frustrating or costly than those involving the storage — or lack thereof — of spent nuclear fuel.

Raising the Bar: The 2016 Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

“Faster, higher, stronger,” may be the Olympic creed, but it could also serve as the battle cry of the law firms on our 2016 Pro Bono Hotlist.

Justices Step Into Controversy Over Puerto Rico's Status

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 13, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court justices rarely have a unique connection to the underpinnings of cases that come before them. But Wednesday's arguments undoubtedly touched a chord with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Judges Approves Disclosure of Video From DEA-Honduran Drug Raid

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration must turn over to a journalist surveillance footage of a drug seizure in Honduras that left four civilians dead, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Feds Paid Energy Companies $4 Billion Over Five Years in Suits Over Nuclear Waste

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2016

The federal government makes thousands of payments every year to settle lawsuits. But to a taxpayer, few are more frustrating or costly than those involving the storage—or lack thereof—of spent nuclear fuel. The five-year tab tops $4 billion. It's a shameful public policy failure.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

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

'Bellwether' Trial to Provide Template for GM Litigation

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2016

There will be a lot on the line for General Motors Monday when lawyers for plaintiff Robert Scheuer try to prove the car crash that sent him to surgery was caused by a defective ignition switch that prevented air bags from deploying.

Dickstein's LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Covington, DLA Piper, Mintz Levin Land Practice Leaders

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Three Am Law 100 firms each poached practice heads from rivals this week. Covington & Burling brought on Wilmer's CFPB co-chair, DLA Piper picked up Jenner & Block's antitrust chair and Mintz Levin landed Locke Lord's retail industry and consumer products chair.

Show Me State Firms Land New Recruits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2015

Armstrong Teasdale, Bryan Cave, Husch Blackwell, Lathrop & Gage, Polsinelli and Stinson Leonard Street—a half-dozen Am Law 200 firms with Missouri roots—are hiring for the holidays.

'Similar Incident' Evidence Permitted at GM Trial

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

Evidence of similar incidents involving ignition defects and air bag deployment failures in General Motors vehicles may be introduced at the first bellwether product liability trial in January, a federal judge has ruled.

'Similar Incident' Evidence Permitted at GM Trial

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

Judge Tosses Copyright Suit Against Notorious B.I.G. Estate

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 29, 2015

Plaintiff Lee Hutson claimed a song on Notorious B.I.G.'s 1992 debut album, "Ready to Die," had an unauthorized sample of a 1973 song of Hutson's, but Southern District Judge Richard Sullivan said Hutson "has failed to allege he had an ownership interest."

Winner, Intellectual Property: Orrick

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Time after time, Orrick makes its name by saving the day.

INADMISSIBLE: Suit Over Thomas Boggs Jr. Estate Settles

: The National Law Journal : December 21, 2015

The family of Thomas Boggs Jr. has settled a court fight over his estate with a Washington-area realtor who said she had a romantic and business relationship with the late superlobbyist. Plus more in this week's column.

Court Reverses $20M Marriott Verdict on Bahamian Marina Construction

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : December 16, 2015

Marriott International wins the reversal on claims over the ill-fated construction of a Ritz-Carlton resort in the Bahamas.

Jenner & Block's DC Office Gets New Managing Partner

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 14, 2015

Current managing partner David DeBruin hands the job to Samuel Feder, a telecommunications partner.

Jenner Names First Woman Managing Partner in NY

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2015

Jenner & Block has named Susan Kohlmann as managing partner of the firm's 67-attorney New York office, succeeding Richard Ziegler, who led the office for the past eight years.

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

: New York Law Journal : December 07, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "'LightSquared': Defining the Permissible Boundaries of Plan Injunctions," "Will Section 363 Become a New Chapter of the Bankruptcy Code?," "For-Profit Education Institutions Face a Volatile and Uncertain Future" and "Determining Party Consent to a Bankruptcy Judge's Authority to Decide 'Stern' Claims."

Stevens' First Leading Role

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

During his long career in the law, retired Justice John Paul Stevens has earned many accolades and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Free­dom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Add now to that list: film star.

INADMISSIBLE: A Conversation with Roberta Kaplan

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Roberta Kaplan made her debut at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 when she argued — successfully — that the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. In a new book, Kaplan, a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, presents the story behind the case. Plus more in this week's column.

Justices Will Resolve Feud Over Jenner & Block's Fee Award

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : December 04, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to referee a long-running dispute between Jenner & Block and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over $4.6 million in attorney fees awarded to a client of the law firm.

Online TV Streaming Service Loses Latest Court Fight with Networks

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 03, 2015

Federal district judges in Washington and California have split on whether online television-streaming provider FilmOn X LLC is entitled to a cable license, setting the stage for appellate judges to again consider the legality of the service. Broadcasters defeated the company in Washington in follow-up litigation to the Supreme Court's Aereo ruling but lost in a California federal district court.