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Jones Day

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,464
  • Gross Revenues: $1,766,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $715,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $880,000
  • 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 7 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 7 -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

DOJ Prosecution Manual is Not a Public Record, Judge Says

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 19, 2014

A criminal discovery guide written for federal prosecutors after the Ted Stevens case collapsed will remain secret, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Thursday.

Challenge Made to Trustees' Approval of $4 Billion JPMorgan RMBS Settlement

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 18, 2014

A $4 billion-plus settlement to resolve JPMorgan Chase's liability for more than 300 pools of home loans has raised objections from a number of entities, including the government-chartered agency that liquidated several credit unions and a residential mortgage-backed securities insurer on the hook to pay more than $500 million for the failed trusts.

Litigators of the Week: William Isaacson and Karen Dunn of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 18, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers kept a billion-dollar antitrust class action against Apple smoldering for a whole decade, until Isaacson and Dunn stepped in to douse the flames.

'Mad Mom' Gets Significant Juvenile Court Win

John Council : Texas Lawyer : December 17, 2014

Christene Wood thought the way that Texas trial courts certified juveniles to stand trial as adults was wrong. She and fellow civil attorneys Jack Carnegie and John Hagan did something about that by winning 'Moon v. Texas'.

Predictive Tool Examines PTAB Data

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 16, 2014

Docket Alarm analyzes Patent Trial and Appeals Board data to predict outcomes and settlements.


: New York Law Journal : December 15, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Can an Email Satisfy the Subscribed Writing Requirement?," "De Novo Review of Patent Claim Construction," "'Proof of Purchase: An Increasing Barrier to Class Certification" and "Finding the Right Level of Cyber Insurance Protection."

'Mr. Municipal Bankruptcy' Contemplates Detroit Work, Future

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Orr, the now former emergency manager of Detroit, reflects on his time restructuring the Motor City and what he will do next. Meanwhile, Detroit officials have renegotiated legal and consulting fees, the largest of which will go to Orr's former firm Jones Day.


: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

As Detroit's Emergency Manager Departs, a Website Shuts Down

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

Former Jones Day restructuring partner Kevyn Orr resigned as Detroit's emergency manager this week after the Motor City exited from bankruptcy proceedings. As Orr mulls his future, a website in his name that rankled his former firm over the summer——has disappeared.

Women Still Less Than One-Third Of Lawyers at Pa.'s Largest Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014

In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.

Morning Wrap: Jones Day and the Detroit Manager, and the Legal Rights of a Santa Bar Crawl

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 11, 2014

Bill Cosby faces another lawsuit, the U.S. Congress plans to increase federal spending for courts, and Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis bask in the aura of the lateral move market: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

IBM GC Bob Weber Leaving Law Department He Reshaped

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : December 10, 2014

General counsel Robert Weber, the man who added "faster" and "smarter" to IBM's classic THINK motto in the legal department, is leaving his post after eight years in the job.

Innovators: Itai Gurari and Adam Hahn, Judicata

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

The company's cofounders are employing a mix of technology and human intelligence to change the face of legal research.

Speech Test In Scientist's Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals is poised to issue novel rulings on First Amendment law in a prominent scientist's defamation lawsuit against ­climate change skeptics.

Jones Day Beefs Up in Miami

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

Jones Day is expanding in Miami, its gateway to Latin America, with the addition of Hunton & Williams partners Paul Huck Jr. and Fradyn Suarez.

Saveri Wants to Prove Cartels Can't Out-Muscle Small Antitrust Firm

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 05, 2014

Two years after leaving Lieff Cabraser, Joseph Saveri is finding his footing as lead counsel in a component class action.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

GCs ID Outside Firms With the Best Client Service

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 04, 2014

General counsel are looking for more attention from senior partners and in-depth discussions around business strategy and impact.

Morning Wrap: Jones Day's Bankruptcy Billing, Feds Begin Eric Garner Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 04, 2014

Jones Day's billing for Detroit bankruptcy work, the national response to the Eric Garner grand jury, and Michael Hausfeld gets a spread in Playboy: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit

Judge Greenlights 'Product-Hopping' Claims in Suboxone Litigation

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 04, 2014

A federal judge has allowed to survive several of the claims in an antitrust suit against the maker of opioid dependency drug Suboxone over allegations the company engaged in a "product-hopping" scheme.

Jones Day Recruits From MoFo in Tokyo

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 03, 2014

Shogo Asaji handles IP litigation in Japan and the United States.

Donato Wades Into Latest Challenge of 'Unfinished Business' Claims

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 03, 2014

A group of law firms is asking the San Francisco federal judge to strike another blow against the viability of clawback actions after law firm bankruptcies.

HRC's LGBT Rankings Tout Top Firms, But Still No Boies Schiller

Tara Kadioglu : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms perfect scores for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 such firms that earned top marks last year.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Apple Antitrust Trial Gets Underway

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 02, 2014

In her opening statement for plaintiffs, Bonny Sweeney said Apple manipulated iPods to ensure control of the digital music market.

US Courts Contract for LexisNexis Content

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : December 01, 2014

The U.S. Courts award LexisNexis a 5-year contract for content and Lexis Practice Advisor opens in Texas.

How Honigman Miller Helped Save Detroit's Art Collection

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

The municipally owned collection at the Detroit Museum of Art had been threatened by the city's bankruptcy.

December Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014