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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

Morning Wrap: Lawsuits in Ferguson and Guantanamo | Lobbying in Statehouses and for Public Perception

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 11, 2016

Big news this week out of both the Justice Department and House Republicans related to lawsuits, and two studies on trends in the lobbying industry: This is a round-up of news from ALM and other outlets.

Deal Watch: Mylan Moves on to Meda With Cravath in Tow

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

A new year brings another new deal for the pharmaceutical giant and its outside lawyers from three firms.

Skadden to Close Sydney Office Amid Australia Jitters

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

U.S.-based firms may be in for some turbulence, but many say that there's still good money to be made Down Under.

Hedge Funds Win Judgment Against Deutsche

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 10, 2016

Two related hedge funds won a $22.1 million judgment against Deutsche Bank AG in a dispute tied to contract rights in credit default swap agreements.

DLA Piper Advises on Dominican Fuel Deal

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : February 09, 2016

DLA Piper represents the seller, Putney Capital Management, in the sale of 130 Dominican Shell-licensed fuel stations to Total.

University of Georgia School of Law Hires Director for New Child Sex Abuse Legal Clinic; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 09, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law has hired Emma Hetherington as the director of its innovative legal clinic to represent victims of child sexual abuse in civil suits against their abusers.

Here's Why Plaintiffs Lawyers Deserve Those Fat Fees

Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 09, 2016

In a Duracell battery case, plaintiffs lawyers got $5.7 million. Their clients got just $345,000. Here's why that's fair.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Obama Eyes Lucy Koh For Ninth Circuit

: The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California is expected to be nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit later this month. Plus more in this week's column.

Judge Criticizes Tobacco Lawyers' 'Ridiculous' Litigation Strategy

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

U.S. tobacco companies on Monday drew the ire of a federal judge in Washington, who accused them of trying to "stall" their obligation to pay for public ads about the health risks of smoking.

Movers: Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

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

Presidential Politics: Lawyers Join Grassroot Contributors

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2016

Ted Cruz's campaign, which he proclaimed as financed by a grassroots movement, received 1,423 donations from contributors who identified themselves as lawyers or attorneys. The average amount of each of those contributions was $577, according to calculations based on the Federal Election Commission reports.

14-Year Veteran Judge, D. Michael Lynn Joins Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2016

D. Michael Lynn, a 14-year veteran judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division prior to his recent retirement, has joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller as senior counsel.

Morning Wrap: Documentary Subjects Appear in Court | Pardons Old and New | Metro Retains Kevyn Orr

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 04, 2016

HBO's “The Jinx” subject Robert Durst and the podcast subject Adnan Syed both see movement in their criminal cases. The Justice Department names a new pardon attorney, while a news outlet finds a premature clemency request from Chelsea Clinton's father-in-law that her president dad never granted: This is a round-up of news from ALM and other outlets.

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Report: FCPA Fines Way Down in 2015

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 02, 2016

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations were down significantly last year, with the U.S. Department of Justice settling with only two companies and collecting just $24.2 million.

Jones Walker Snags 6 Construction Lawyers From Kilpatrick; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 02, 2016

New Orleans-based Jones Walker has scooped up a team of six construction lawyers from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

Jones Day Opens in Brisbane, Adds New Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Veteran Queensland lawyer Brett Heading arrives from domestic firm McCullough Robertson while Perth partner John Cooper relocates to lead the four-lawyer new office.

On the Move

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 01, 2016

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Valley Lawyer Dissects Obama Equal-Pay Proposal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 01, 2016

Jones Day partner Fred Alvarez says broad data collection could create false positives.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

Survey: Skadden Is Best-Known U.S. Legal Brand Among GCs

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Jones Day remains a stable second and DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis are moving up, according to a survey of general counsel by Acritas Research.

Five Hilarious Things Litigators Can Learn From Judge Judy

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 31, 2016

Yes, I know, you're a real lawyer, and you don't watch Judge Judy. But that doesn't mean there aren't lessons to be learned from the Hon. Judith Sheindlin. Because this lady has seen it all—and she's quick to say what other judges may only think.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100, Irish Firms Team for Industrial Inversion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2016

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb are advising on a $20 billion corporate tax inversion deal between Johnson Controls and Tyco International; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest round of billion-dollar deals.

Jones Day Handles $126M Bond Issue for Mexican Wind Farm

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2016

Demex Oaxaca 1, a Mexican subsidiary of Spain's Renovalia Energy, issued $126 million in bonds on the Mexican stock exchange and obtained a $12 million loan to refinance debt incurred in the construction and operation of a 90-megawatt wind farm in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Barnes & Thornburg Beefs Up Litigation Practice; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2016

Barnes & Thornburg has added two litigators locally: Gary Freed as a partner from Thompson Hine and J. Malcolm Cox as of counsel from McGuire Woods.

Court Winnows Claims in Sing Sing Civil Rights Suit

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2016

A federal judge has narrowed a lawsuit filed by Sing Sing prisoners alleging guards and supervisors delayed calling for help when a fire broke out and took hours to evacuate inmates from their cells.