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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 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Jones Day has 2464 attorneys and is the 5th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,766,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 7th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Jones Day ranked as the 11th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, NY, OH, OR, 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

White & Case Wins Singapore License Renewal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 28, 2015

A year after earning only a temporary extension of its Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license, the New York-based firm has been approved to practice local law for an additional four years.

Tracking the Status of Gay Marriage Around the World

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Jones Day's new database lets users check laws on same-sex unions in almost 300 different jurisdictions.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

This year Latham & Watkins tops our chart for the first time, switching places with DLA Piper, which fell to third. Baker & McKenzie remains in second place.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

Carlyn Kolker : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The original "Engle" tobacco class action is long gone, but its progeny live on. Now the verdicts and settlements are mounting.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Twitter and Sens. Leahy, Paul Honored as 'Constitutional Champions'

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : April 23, 2015

Senators Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, and Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, received awards Wednesday night as "constitutional champions" for their efforts to reform the criminal justice system, including their opposition to mandatory minimum sentences.

Kevyn Orr to Return to Jones Day

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

The former emergency manager for Detroit will be back at Jones Day by early May, his former spokesman says. Before taking the Motor City post and shepherding the historic bankruptcy proceeding, Orr was a partner at Jones Day for more than a decade.

Deal Watch: Big Firm Pharma Deal Flow Continues With Teva's Mylan Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.

Dealmakers of the Year: Bruce Bennett, David Heiman, Heather Lennox of Jones Day

: The American Lawyer : April 22, 2015

The trio was front and center on the city of Detroit's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy ever. Heiman was the overall strategist and troubleshooter while Bennett and Lennox worked on the bankruptcy plan and litigation on Detroit's behalf.

Dealmaker of the Year: Marc Levinson of Orrick

: The American Lawyer : April 21, 2015

Levinson managed the Stockton, California bankruptcy and the restructuring of hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term obligations for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Levinson had reached new agreements in 2013 with the city's nine labor unions, as well as with monoline insurers who backed about $275 million in debt. The city has since exited Chapter 9.

Broward Jury Hits R.J. Reynolds With $25M in Punitive Damages

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 21, 2015

A Broward jury awarded a Fort Lauderdale smoker $25 million in damages Tuesday, adding to the $21.5 million in compensatory damages awarded Friday.

The Windy City's Top Litigation Teams

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

In this issue, The National Law Journal highlights litigation departments at law firms in Chicago. We asked top litigation practices to tell us about their operations — biggest wins, head counts, toughest opponents and even their losses.

Firefighters' Pensions Are Public Record, Judge Rules

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 20, 2015

The names of former New York City firefighters and the public pensions they are receiving must be released under the state Freedom of Information Law to a group that is building a database of public employee pensioners, a judge ruled.

Fulton Magistrate Selections Include Familiar Names

Greg Land : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

The judges of the Fulton County State and Superior Courts have approved the appointment of eight full-time magistrates, the Daily Report has learned.

Justices Refuse to Examine Overrides of Jury Sentences in Death Cases

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 20, 2015

For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to examine Alabama's practice of allowing trial judges in capital murder cases to override jury verdicts of life without parole and instead impose death sentences.


: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

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

INADMISSIBLE: Women of Supreme Court Honor the First

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's three female justices came together in Washington on April 15 to pay tribute to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her legacy in the law, her work with women judges and her push to improve civic education. Plus more in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

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

Jones Day

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

Jones Day partner José Isasi had just returned to Chicago when a National Law Journal reporter contacted him about the Chicago Liti­gation Departments of the Year report. The night before, Isasi had been in Indianapolis watching Duke University, his undergraduate alma mater, win its fifth collegiate men's ­basketball national championship amid a sea of University of Wisconsin fans inside the arena.

Texas Businessman Loses Decades-Long Fight Against Feds

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 20, 2015

Texas businessman William Moore was acquitted in 1989 of charges that he was part of a scheme to bribe a top official at the U.S. Postal Service. After more than two decades of litigation, a judge on Friday dismissed Moore's civil case against the feds, finding he failed to prove he was the victim of malicious prosecution.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

When Associates Leave Their Jobs to Clerk at the Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 17, 2015

Sometime this summer, four associates will leave the Bancroft law firm. But they haven't been wooed away by a competitor. Instead, they will head to clerkships—three at the U.S. Supreme Court, and the fourth at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. More and more, the revolving door between the court and law firms is spinning in the other direction.

Religious Nonprofits Win Relief From Alito Over Contraception Mandate

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

A group of Pennsylvania religious nonprofits, challenging contraceptive insurance under the federal health care law, won temporary relief from an appellate court ruling after action by Justice Samuel Alito Jr. on April 15.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Tobacco Companies Bring New Fight with Feds Over Labels

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 14, 2015

Tobacco companies have long fought with the feds over what they can—and must—say on cigarette packages and other product labels. In the latest case, filed Tuesday, tobacco makers are challenging a new directive from the Food and Drug Administration that the companies claim unlawfully requires pre-approval for label changes.

No Reprieve for RJ Reynolds in Global Money Laundering Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 14, 2015

Jones Day's Greg Katsas failed to persuade the full Second Circuit that it should reconsider a panel's decision forcing RJR to face racketeering claims by a coalition of EU countries.

Circuit Declines En Banc Review of RJR Nabisco Ruling

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 14, 2015

Second Circuit judges who argued against allowing the European Community to pursue civil racketeering claims against RJR Nabisco for an alleged global money laundering conspiracy have lost their bid to have the full court decide the issue.

Pennsylvania May Keep $126M in Tobacco Settlement

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 13, 2015

A trial court's modification of a settlement agreement between several states and tobacco companies that would save Pennsylvania about $126 million has been upheld by the Commonwealth Court.

Lawyers Wary as California Supreme Court Eyes Arbitration

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Times are tough for plaintiffs lawyers, who hope the court resists pressure to clamp down even further.