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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 $1,850,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 6th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

The Reason Carlos Concepcion is Leaving the Firm He Founded to Join Jones Day

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : May 27, 2015

Jones Day has picked up three international arbitrators in Miami, further beefing up its Miami office, while Carlos Concepcion is leaving the law firm he founded two decades ago.

Justices Allow Alameda Drug Take-Back Program

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : May 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court won't review a 2012 measure that requires drugmakers to pay for the disposal of unused medications.

DOJ, Ernst & Young Advise on Cyberincident Prep

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 26, 2015

Ready access to advice from lawyers well-acquainted with cyberincident response can speed an organization's decision making.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

Carlyn Kolker : The American Lawyer : May 25, 2015

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

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

IBM Reasonably Accommodated Deaf Employee, Circuit Finds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 22, 2015

A company's provision of a sign language interpreter to help a deaf employee read video files is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held Thursday.

Daniels v. Hollister Co.

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015

Ascertainability of Class Members Is Not a Condition of Class Certification

A Long Road Back to Cravath

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which experienced a rare lateral partner departure earlier this month, has brought back a former associate in Joseph Adams. Most recently the managing partner of Crowell & Moring's New York office, Adams returns to Cravath as a senior attorney in its corporate group.

Cadwalader Hong Kong Partner Leaves for Simmons & Simmons

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 20, 2015

The departure of U.S. securities lawyer David Neuville follows the arrival of former Latham & Watkins China partner Michael Liu and a six-lawyer capital markets and transactions team at the firm in January.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia's 2014 Law Grads Found Job Market Was Still Hard

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2015

The employment rate for the class of 2014 at Georgia's five law schools showed a slight improvement over that for the class of 2013, but career placement deans said they didn't see any significant uptick in available jobs.

Philips Can't Escape $467M Blood Monitor Patent Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2015

A federal judge in Delaware turned away Philips' attack on its adversary's conduct before the PTO, setting the stage for a likely appeal.

Former Bloomberg Correspondent Drops Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : May 18, 2015

A former Washington correspondent for Bloomberg has dropped a discrimination and retaliation suit that accused the company of illegally firing her after she took maternity leave.

Greenberg Traurig Grabs Cadwalader Energy Leader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015

Gregory Lawrence, the former co-head of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's renewables practice and head of its energy regulatory group, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a partner in Boston and Washington, D.C. Lawrence came to Cadwalader more than four years ago when the firm announced plans for a Houston office.

Much Left on High Court's Plate

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

As the Roberts Court enters the final stretch of its 10th term, the outcomes in a handful of cases could define that court for years to come.


: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

US vs. UK: Which Firms Have the Best India Practices?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 18, 2015

A new ranking from London-based RSG Consulting shows that U.S. firms continue to take market share in India, challenging the dominant position once held by their U.K. peers.

STEM Cells: Karen Hourigan

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : May 14, 2015

"Life is full of obstacles and we show our character by how we overcome them."

NJ Court Rejects Federal Approach to Class Actions

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : May 13, 2015

In a case of first impression, a New Jersey appeals court has refused to follow the lead of some federal courts in adopting the doctrine of "ascertainability" when deciding whether to allow class certification in consumer cases involving low-value damages.

SEC Flunks For-Profit College Execs With Loan Fraud Charges

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hit ITT Educational Services Inc. and two top executives with 15 fraud-related counts involving its student loan programs.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Major Decisions Remain as Supreme Court Term Winds Down

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : May 13, 2015

As the Roberts Court enters the final stretch of its 10th term, the outcomes in a handful of cases could define that court for years to come.

Energy Company Settles Overtime Suit

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 12, 2015

An oil-and-gas drilling support services company has settled for $1.25 million a class action suit alleging that it failed to pay overtime.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

Governor Names Two New DeKalb Judges

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

A state lawmaker and a big firm law partner will become the newest judges in DeKalb County.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2015

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The American Lawyer announced this week the finalists of its 2015 Transatlantic Legal Awards. These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and in-house leaders.

SEC Brings Fraud Case Against For-Profit College, Two Executives

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 12, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday brought fraud charges against for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services Inc. and its top executives, alleging they hid the "extraordinary failure" of two student-loan programs from investors.

Dentons Shuttering Singapore Office on Heels of Dacheng Combination

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.