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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

AG's Tech Policy Adviser Moving to Jones Day

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

Jeffrey Rabkin will counsel clients on data-security issues.

Caesars Loses Bid to Dismiss Creditor Action in Delaware

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 25, 2015

The Delaware Court of Chancery has rejected a motion by various Caesars Entertainment entities to dismiss a lawsuit that raises allegations the companies diverted their strongest assets to other related companies in advance of filing for bankruptcy.

Bob McDonnell's Lawyer Receives Criminal Defense Award

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 20, 2015

Jones Day partner Henry "Hank" Asbill took a brief break this month from working on former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's appeal to accept an award for criminal defense work.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

Jones Day Hires Funds Partner in Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : March 18, 2015

Scott Peterman makes the jump from Sidley Austin.

Black Legal Groups Say U.S. Magistrate Selection Process Lacks Diversity

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : March 18, 2015

Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. called allegations that nominees were excluded because of their race “utterly false, preposterous and outrageous.”

And the Finalists for our Annual Top Dealmakers are...

Review staff : Daily Business Review : March 17, 2015

The Daily Business Review announced the finalists for its annual Top Dealmakers awards. Winners will be announced at a May 8 luncheon.

India Eyes Reforms to a Disputes System Held in Low Repute

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : March 16, 2015

The country's reputation for bogging foreign investors down in litigation for years and overturning foreign arbitral awards may start to change if two soon-to-be-introduced laws are passed this year. It's all part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to attract new business to the Indian economy.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Jones Day Launches Same-Sex Marriage Website

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

The firm has launched a website that provides information on how same-sex relationships are legally recognized in nearly 300 jurisdictions worldwide.

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union on Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

Jones Day Hires NDRC Official in Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 13, 2015

Xue Qiang will bring the firm an insider's view of the all-important National Development and Reform Commission, one of the most important regulators in China.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

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

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Hot Real Estate Market Pays Off for Morris Manning

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 11, 2015

Morris Manning & Martin posted its third consecutive strong year, fueled again by the resurgent real estate market.

Jones Day to Open Detroit Office

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 11, 2015

The firm, which racked up $57.9 million in fees as lead counsel to Detroit in its historic bankruptcy filing, will open its new office on July 1. Tim Melton, partner in the firm's capital markets practice in Chicago, will head up the Detroit office.

Latham & Watkins Appoints New London Managing Partner

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : March 11, 2015

Latham & Watkins has appointed finance partner Jay Sadanandan as the new head of its London office, replacing corporate partner Nick Cline, who finished a five-year term as office managing partner in February.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Credit Agencies Agree to Enhance Consumer Protection

Andrew Denney and Associated Press : New York Law Journal : March 10, 2015

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has reached a settlement agreement with the country's three largest credit reporting agencies to increase consumer protections, including making it easier to dispute mistakes on credit reports and lessening the effects of medical debt.

Unusual Alliances Back Ex-Va. Governor in Corruption Appeal

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 10, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's appeal has spurred some unusual alliances. John Ashcroft, attorney general under President George W. Bush, and Gregory Craig, who spent several years as counsel to President Barack Obama, found common ground in arguing that McDonnell was wrongfully convicted.

Head Count Winners and Losers: Morgan Lewis Makes Gains at Bingham's Expense

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

Firms that saw the biggest head count losses in the past five months include Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. Not surprisingly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which absorbed 226 attorneys from Bingham McCutchen late last year, made the biggest gains.

All Eyes on Roberts, Kennedy As Court Weighs Health Reform

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

The fate of the Affordable Care Act, and the ability of 8 million Americans to afford health insurance, may depend on two U.S. Supreme Court justices: John Roberts Jr. and Anthony Kennedy.

Justices Revive Birth-Control Insurance Challenge

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : March 09, 2015

The University of Notre Dame will get another chance to challenge the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive insurance requirement because of action by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

INADMISSIBLE: Petraeus Pleads to Secrecy Violation

: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time. Plus more in this week's column.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Romney Campaign Beats RICO Suit Tied to Ex-Illinois Official

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 07, 2015

Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign may have ended in defeat, but the campaign's lawyers at Jones Day succeeded in fending off a former Illinois state employee's attempts to tie Romney for President Inc. to alleged racketeering.

Morning Wrap: Two Court Arguments and a Hillary Clinton Tweet

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 05, 2015

Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court, Boston bombing on trial and continued fallout regarding Hillary Clinton's use of personal email while at the State Department: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 05, 2015

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.