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Jones Day

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,510
  • Gross Revenues: $1,850,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $735,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $930,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Jones Day is a Cleveland-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Jones Day has 2510 attorneys and is the 4th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,850,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 6th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Jones Day ranked as the 10th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, NY, OH, PA and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 6 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 6 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 5 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 62 13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 96 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 63 -16 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 70 -4 Summer programs

In the News

After 'No-Poach' Case, It's Open Season on Hiring Pacts

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 25, 2015

Lawyers like Jones Day's Robert Mittelstaedt say litigation threat could discourage collaboration that depends on anti-solicitation agreements.

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

Lunching with the Right Wing

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 24, 2015

Does a Christian anti-abortion, anti-gay group stand a chance of enlisting New York lawyers to its cause?

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

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

CNN and Turner Broadcasting System Inc.: Technology

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : November 19, 2015

Whether they are in the courtroom or the boardroom, attorneys deal with paper and documents. But the lawyers at CNN are spending a great deal of time dealing with small, remote-controlled aircraft with cameras.

Sotomayor Says Congress Should Not Tell Judges How to Review Cases

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : November 19, 2015

The framers of the Constitution should have barred Congress from telling judges how to review certain types of cases, such as challenges brought under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, Justice Sonia Sotomayor told law students this week in Richmond. Also, Sotomayor called her failure to do a judicial clerkship a "professional mistake," and she strongly urged the law students to clerk for a judge.

Pa. Can't Compel Single-State Arbitration in Tobacco Accord

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 19, 2015

Pennsylvania may not compel single-state arbitration to resolve a dispute over the nationwide 1998 settlement with several tobacco companies, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.

More Firms Earn Top Marks in Annual LGBT Equality Rankings

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Nearly 100 law firms received top ratings from the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. The annual survey is meant to promote inclusive policies and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Jones Day

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Potential clients regularly ask Jones Day: "Who is your U.S. Supreme Court star, your appellate star?" said Beth Heifetz, head of the firm's issues and appeals practice.

Federal Appeals Judges Open Up About Clerk-Hiring Preferences

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

Six federal and state appeals judges spoke over the weekend at the Federalist Society's annual convention about life on the bench, including what they look for in would-be clerks.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher scored two substantial U.S. Supreme Court victories in the span of days last year — a standout achievement for a firm that's accustomed to finding success at the high court.

Elected Officials, Not Judges, Should Protect Minority Groups, Scalia Says

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that allowing judges in a democracy to decide which minorities deserve protection could encourage child molesters and other unpopular groups to seek constitutional protection. During the talk Monday, Scalia also ridiculed recent proposals to cut law school programs to two years, suggesting instead that it might be better to go up to four years.

Cravath, Gibson Dunn Reserve Roles on Hotel Industry Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising on Marriott International's $12.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a deal that if completed will create the world's largest hotel company.

Tobacco Companies Want Judge to Recuse Over Law Firm Ties

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2015

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta's law firm ties have prompted calls for him to recuse in a court fight in Washington between tobacco companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Their concern: Mehta's former law firm, Zuckerman Spaeder, worked for anti-tobacco groups while the judge was a partner.

Dickinson Wright Debuts Health Care Venture, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright launches a health care affiliate; Duane Morris hires a diversity leader; Quinn Emanuel starts a class action practice in Australia; Sidley expands in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Unaware of Judges' Reimbursed Trips

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

In reviewing the 257 financial reports filed last year by federal appeals judges, The National Law Journal identified several cases in which groups that reimbursed a judge's travel expenses also appeared in a case decided by that judge within the next year and a half.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 06, 2015

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

Foes, Backers of Contraception Coverage Face Another High Court Battle

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : November 06, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to hear religious nonprofit organizations' claims to an outright exemption from providing their female employees with contraceptive health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act triggered immediate reactions from both sides of the controversial issue.

Meet the New GC of HP (Inc.)

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2015

Kim Rivera explains how she defines value in outside counsel.

Paul Ryan Names D.C. Lawyer to Political Team

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : November 05, 2015

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has named his longtime friend and campaign lawyer Tim Kronquist as general counsel to Team Ryan, the speaker's political operation. Kronquist, who has been friends with Ryan since elementary school in Wisconsin, served as counsel to the new speaker's 2012 vice presidential campaign and has been the congressman's lawyer since 1998.

Lawyers Look to Cuba as Trade Embargo Loosens

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

As Cuba's borders slowly open up to American investment, a cadre of U.S. lawyers is hoping to make new inroads related to pastimes beloved by both countries: booze and baseball.

Patent Litigator Jumps From Plaintiffs Firm Robbins Geller to Jones Day

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 05, 2015

Patent litigator Ryan Walsh has left national plaintiffs' firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd to join Jones Day as a partner.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 05, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

With Frankfurt Launch, Goodwin Procter Enters Crowded German Market

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

Goodwin Procter on Thursday became the latest major law firm to bet on Germany, which remains a top destination for both established and aspiring global firms.

Big Deals: Walgreens Acquires Rite Aid for $9.41B; KeyCorp Expands With $4.1B Bank Buy

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2015

Walgreens is buying rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world. Also, KeyCorp will expand deeper into the Northeast with a $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States.

Jones Day Adds Cyber Insurance Partner in S.F.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 04, 2015

Richard DeNatale comes over from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

K&L Gates Continues Growth Spurt, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015

After several months of partner losses, K&L Gates continues a recent hiring spree by adding four partners on two continents; another bolt-on by Dinsmore & Shohl; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

I Heart Lawyers

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 04, 2015

Lawyers are so easily bruised. Thank goodness we have Love Your Lawyer Day.

Lateral Partner Movement Frenzied Late in the Year

Gina Passarella and Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 04, 2015

A low-growth market and pressure on rate increases have fostered a lateral hiring boom as firms look to add revenue by acquiring new talent, practices and geographic footholds.