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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Jenner & Block has 436 attorneys and is the 103rd 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 2015 Global 100 survey, Jenner & Block ranked as the 84th 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 250 111 -8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 23 6 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 1 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 69 20 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 65 36 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 64 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2016

Among other honors and awards, the National LGBT Bar Association named several New York attorneys to its 2016 "Best Under 40" list, and the Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association elected new officers.

Which Firms Most Often Capture the Justices' Review?

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 06, 2016

The University of Southern California's Adam Feldman and Alexander Kappner studied 93,000 cert petitions between 2001 and 2015 to try to glean what factors make a petition more or less likely to be granted. A firm's success "with their aggregate cert filings does not guarantee success on a per-case basis," according to the study.


: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

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

Exclusive: Best Firms for Pro Bono

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Hughes Hubbard is tops for U.S. pro bono; Dechert leads the international scene.

Monday Mash-Up: Robbins Geller's $1.6B Settlement; Why Arnold & Porter is Cooler Than You; Whither SG Verrilli?

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 19, 2016

Robbins Geller settles a long-running suit against HSBC for $1.575 billion; Arnold & Porter's piece of history; Where might Solicitor General Donald Verrillii land when he steps down Friday? Plus a Winston & Strawn partner wins acquittal for a dentist charged with murder.

Cheeley Leaves Butler Wooten to Start a New Plaintiffs Shop; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 14, 2016

Plaintiffs lawyer Bob Cheeley has left Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak to start his own firm, Cheeley Law Group, with Pat Dawson, who's had a solo plaintiffs practice for 20 years.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ian Gershengorn, Early Defender of Obama's Health Care Law, Brings Deep Regulatory Record

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 10, 2016

When Ian Gershengorn takes over as acting solicitor general on June 25, he will tap a portfolio of experience in the complexities of agency regulation, from health care to telecommunications, from both sides of the courtroom and from district courts to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A 'Chaotic and Thrilling' Month at the Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 09, 2016

How best to describe the month of June at the U.S. Supreme Court, when the justices—and their clerks—race toward the finish line? "Chaotic and thrilling," Mayer Brown's Brian Netter, who clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer in the October 2010 term, said. At least for the law clerks.

Circuit Reinstates Gaming Lawsuit by Cayuga Nation

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 08, 2016

The suit had been dismissed by a judge who said an ongoing Cayuga leadership dispute prevented him from determining if the lawsuit was authorized as a matter of tribal law, but the Second Circuit said shutting out federal review due to "the mere suggestion" that those initiating litigation had overstepped their tribal authority would be an untenable result.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Matthew Cipolla

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Matthew Cipolla wanted to do litigation work on graduating from law school in 2007 but had not yet settled upon a subspecialty. Then came the cataclysmic collapse of the nation's financial system.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Elizabeth Edmondson

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Elizabeth Edmondson has established herself as an important contributor to Jenner & Block's commercial litigation and international arbitration business.

In-House Counsel Profile: SoundExchange Inc.'s Colin Rushing

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

"I've always been a big music fan. So when the Sound­Exchange opportunity popped up, it was this amazing thing."

High Court Challenge Could Unravel Military Death Penalty

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 06, 2016

In the past eight years, the Obama administration has been no stranger to charges it has violated separation of powers or exceeded its statutory authority. But a new charge comes from an unusual source—the military justice system—in a U.S. Supreme Court petition that has the potential to dismantle the military's capital punishment scheme.

The 2016 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

We recognize 15 law firms that set the bar in intellectual property law in 2015, scoring big wins for clients.

Parallel Regulatory and Civil Actions: A Dozen Tips From the Front Lines

Katya Jestin, Brian J. Fischer and R. Trent McCotter : Corporate Counsel : June 06, 2016

At any moment, without warning, almost any company or financial institution could find itself facing a nationwide barrage of parallel private and regulatory lawsuits and investigations— all arising out of the same business practice or basic facts.

Jenner & Block

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

In the parlance of Jenner & Block client Shawn Carter, a.k.a. Jay-Z, the firm helped save the ­rapper some big cheese last year.

INADMISSIBLE: Verrilli to Leave DOJ After Historic Run

: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. is leaving office on June 24 and will be replaced as acting SG by Ian Gershengorn, the principal deputy, the U.S. Justice Department announced on June 2. Plus more in this week's column.

Parmesan Suits Alleging Wood-Pulp Filler Consolidated in Chicago

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 03, 2016

A federal judicial panel has transferred more than 50 class actions to Chicago alleging that four brands including Kraft and Target are mislabeled "100% Grated Parmesan Cheese" because they contain fillers made from wood pulp.

Litigation-Focused Jenner Seizes Wealth Management Opportunity

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2016

When Jenner & Block leaders contemplated starting the private wealth practice the firm announced last week, one proponent of the idea may have helped sway them more than others: Lester Crown, the 90-year-old Chicagoan and patriarch of one of America's wealthiest families.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

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 HB2, North Carolina's controversial new 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.”