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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 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, 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

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tyco Electronics Owes Millions in Shareholder Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015

Tyco Electronics is liable to a group of former Com-Net Critical Communications shareholders for $125.8 million, an Allegheny County judge ruled last week.

Bid to Block Disclosure of Citizens United Donors Rebuffed

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 28, 2015

A Southern District judge on Monday denied Citizens United's request for a preliminary injunction against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's attempt to have the group disclose to his office a list of its contributors.

D.C. Circuit Urged to Order Release of Prosecutors' Manual

Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

Legal professors, civil rights advocates and other groups this week urged a federal appeals court in Washington to force the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly disclose a prosecution playbook that was written and distributed after the government botched the case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

Newsmakers: Week of July 27

: Texas Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Ben Patton has been elected a partner in Katten Muchin Rosenman in Houston, where he focuses on environmental matters.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Contraceptive-Coverage Mandate Foes Flock to Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : July 23, 2015

In a scenario reminiscent of same-sex marriage challenges last fall, the U.S. Supreme Court now has five petitions for review from religious nonprofits challenging the government's means of accommodating their objections to contraceptive health insurance. And some heavy-hitting lawyers are on board.

Big Deals

Jasmine Grays : New York Law Journal : July 23, 2015

Coty is buying 43 beauty brands from Procter & Gamble Co., including Miss Clairol, Covergirl and Max Factor. P&G puts the deal's value at about $15 billion. That amount includes stock valued at about $13.1 billion and $1.9 billion in debt, but the debt could range from $1.9 billion to $3.9 billion.

Caesars' Defamation Claim Against Creditors Dismissed

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : July 23, 2015

A Manhattan Commercial Division judge on Monday dismissed a claim by embattled casino operator Caesars Entertainment that a group of its creditors defamed the company in statements to the media and in regulatory hearings.

Secrecy of Feds' Prosecution Playbook Challenged in D.C. Circuit

Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : July 23, 2015

Law professors, the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups this week urged a federal appeals court in Washington to force the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly disclose a manual created for prosecutors amid fallout from the botched case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Shareholder Derivative Suit Over AbbVie Spinoff Axed

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 22, 2015

AbbVie shareholders cannot bring a derivative suit against individual directors for the transfer of liabilities when AbbVie was spun off by Abbott Laboratories, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

With Comeback in Securitized Mortgages, Structured Finance Lawyer Returns to Bryan Cave

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 22, 2015

Rick White, who advises lenders on mortgage lending and securitization, said his move to Bryan Cave from Busch White Norton last week was prompted by the upsurge in CMBS or commercial mortgage-backed securities work.

Schiff Hardin and Steptoe Make Squire Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O'Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Orders Tyco Entity to Pay $126M in Shareholder Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 22, 2015

Tyco Electronics is liable to a group of former Com-Net Critical Communications shareholders for $125.8 million, an Allegheny County judge ruled last week.

Lawyers Win First Punitives in Non-Engle Tobacco Trial

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : July 22, 2015

Philip Gerson and Edward Schwartz teamed with Gary Paige to win a nearly $13.5 million verdict for a widower whose wife died after smoking Winstons for 35 years.

$10.5 Million Award for Family of Woman Who Smoked 21 Different Brands

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : July 22, 2015

A Broward jury awarded $10.5 million to the family of a smoker who died of lung cancer, assigning $3 million each in punitive damages to R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard and Philip Morris.

Judge Vetters Give Middling Marks to Governor's Pick

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 21, 2015

Lamar Baker, a 37-year-old White House lawyer, was rated "qualified" by the Commission on Judicial Nominees.

Jones Day Brings New M&A Partner to Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 20, 2015

Elizabeth Cole previously worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Column About Atticus Finch, In New Light

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

Monroe Freedman wrote an article in our very own Legal Times more than 20 years ago that was attacked when published because of his appraisal of Atticus Finch, the heroic fictional lawyer of "To Kill a Mockingbird." A role model for lawyers? Freedman thought not. Plus more in this week's column.

Weil, Not Kirkland, Checks In for A&P's Chapter 22

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

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has tapped Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Ray Schrock—one of The American Lawyer's Star Lateral hires of 2014—to handle its second bankruptcy case in five years.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

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

Perry Pays Criminal Defense Lawyers Another $1.02 Million

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 16, 2015

Four attorneys who are representing former Gov. Rick Perry in his criminal case have continued to make it rain for their firms: This year alone, Perry has paid them $1.02 million, which brings his total legal spending to $2.09 million.

Paxton Campaign Not Paying for Criminal Defense

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 16, 2015

While Ken Paxton's latest campaign finance report does include $19,340 for legal spending, no payments went to three law firms representing him in an ongoing criminal investigation for alleged securities law violations.

Morning Wrap: Shuster, Schock Legal Bills Revealed | Gay Rights Group Goes Out of Business

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 16, 2015

What members of Congress have spent on legal bills, plus looks into summer associate classes, Vermont courts and a long-time DOJ attorney. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Deal Watch: Big Firms Feast on Billionaire's Deal Double

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

Several Global 100 firms picked up work this week on a pair of acquisitions by companies backed by billionaire Martin Franklin.

Marathon Petroleum to Acquire MarkWest in $21B Merger

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 15, 2015

The companies said the combination would create the fourth-largest master limited energy partnership, with a $21 billion market capitalization.