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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 $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 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

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.

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.

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.

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."

Microsoft to Fund New Pilot Project to Improve Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016

The Legal Services Corp. is expected to announce a $1 million gift from the technology giant at the White House on Tuesday. The group will also name a new leadership council whose members range from Eric Holder to University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh.

Transit Authority to Offer Translations Under Deal

: The Associated Press : April 19, 2016

A federal judge has given initial approval to an agreement requiring that New York City transit officials translate services for disabled riders who speak limited English, a civil rights advocacy group announced Monday.

Morning Wrap: Public Support Rises for Garland | Trump's New Election-Law Strategist

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 19, 2016

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds increasing public support for the confirmation of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. Donald Trump hires a top election-law strategist. And Gibson Dunn's Helgi Walker talks with the NLJ about her first argument at the high court—as an appointed friend of the court. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Justices Write End to Authors' Challenge to Google Books Project

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended a decadelong 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."

Morrison & Foerster Expands Government-Contracts Practice With Eight-Partner Team from Jenner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

Jenner & Block waved goodbye to the bulk of its government-contracts and procurement practice this week, when eight partners in Washington and Northern Virginia announced they would join Morrison & Foerster.

Interactive: Merrick Garland's Spheres of Influence—His Former Clerks

Katelyn Polantz and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Explore the connections we've mapped from a comprehensive survey of the careers of Merrick Garland's 71 former clerks.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 11, 2016

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

City Department Released from Liability for Building Woes

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

A federal judge has held that the New York City Department of Buildings does not have to face disability and housing discrimination claims over the failure of landlords to keep elevators running during city-permitted replacement or repair jobs.

Google Can't Stop Miss. AG Probe of Practices

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : April 11, 2016

The Fifth Circuit lifted an injunction that Google's lawyers had initially won by arguing that the state AG was doing the bidding of Microsoft and the MPAA.

The Exacting Merrick Garland—As Told By His Clerks

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 07, 2016

Chief Judge Merrick Garland's clerks describe a boss who was demanding but kind, and who stayed active in their lives well after the yearlong clerkship ended. In the weeks since Garland was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, more than half of the judge's former clerks spoke to The National Law Journal about life in his chambers.

The Select 75: A Portrait of Merrick Garland's Law Clerks

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 07, 2016

The résumés of Chief Judge Merrick Garland's clerks, taken together, form a somewhat homogeneous drawing. They are the standouts from only the most elite of law school classes, then the majority sail into U.S. Supreme Court clerkships and ride the fast track to law industry, government and intellectual success. The NLJ crunched numbers on all former and current Garland clerks, looking at where the 75 lawyers attended law school and where they've worked since. Garland's universe of former clerks illuminates both his connections and influence.

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

D.C. Circuit Overturns Judge Who Called Prosecution Deal Too Lenient

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 05, 2016

A Washington trial judge "significantly overstepped" his authority when he rejected as too lenient a settlement between prosecutors and a Dutch company accused of sanctions violations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled on Tuesday.

Were the Mortgage Relief Settlements Too Little, Too Late?

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 05, 2016

When monitor Joseph Smith Jr. submitted his final report on the landmark National Mortgage Settlement in March, he signed off on what might be the riskiest, most unusual and even revolutionary government deal ever undertaken.

Top Cravath Deal Lawyer Scott Barshay Jumps to Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2016

The move by Barshay, who advised on nearly $300 billion in M&A transactions last year, could have a big impact for both firms.

Jenner & Block $3M Fee Award Appeal Could Change Arbitration Law

John Council : Texas Lawyer : March 28, 2016

A former patent client is taking its $3 million attorney fee fight against Jenner & Block to the Texas Supreme Court by arguing it's against public policy for the Chicago-based firm to collect after it allegedly walked away from the contingent fee case without just cause.

Justices Lean Toward Jenner & Block in EEOC Fee Fight

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 28, 2016

As he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Jenner & Block partner Paul Smith wasn't exactly complaining about the $4.5 million award his firm had been granted—and then denied—in an employment discrimination case it successfully handled for its client, an Iowa trucking company.