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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

Federal Judge Signs Off on IPod Antitrust Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 18, 2014

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers refused to dismantle a certified class of iPod users, saying the case against Apple should proceed to trial.

Two Solos Team Up to Handle Legal Malpractice and Plaintiffs Cases

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 18, 2014

Douglas Chandler and Bret Moore have joined forces to form Chandler & Moore Law, handling legal malpractice and personal injury cases.

Jones Day Is Not Amused

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 18, 2014

Jones Day accuses the Careerist of lacking professionalism, integrity and more.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Jones Day

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014


: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: Affirmative Action Redux in High Court

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week denied full-court review in the dispute over the University of Texas affirmative action program, clearing the way for a return trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bankruptcy Judge Asks Ninth Circuit to Rule on 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

The unresolved issue has "significant public importance to the legal community," wrote Judge Dennis Montali, who's overseen a string of law firm bankruptcies.

Apple Tries to Axe Class in Looming iPod Antitrust Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Lawyers for the company argue a combined class of consumers and retailers can't meet heightened standards for certification.

Dealmaker of the Week: Mary Ann Todd of Munger Tolles

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Todd, a corporate partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, led the firm's deal team on Berkshire Hathaway's $4.7 billion all-stock buy of Procter & Gamble's Duracell battery unit.

Oracle, SAP Strike $360 Million Peace Accord in Copyright War

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Rather than risk a fresh trial, Oracle will accept the Ninth Circuit's judgment reducing a $1.3 billion jury award.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 13, 2014

Recent Supreme Court movements, Jones Day's recent success and a Page Six flame war: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit

Terror Victims Can't Claim Domains to Satisfy Judgments, Judge Rules

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 13, 2014

Victims of terror attacks and their families have been largely unsuccessful in collecting billions of dollars in damages from state sponsors of terrorism. Earlier this week, a group of plaintiffs hit another roadblock when a federal judge in Washington ruled they couldn't go after Internet domain identifiers to satisfy those judgments.

Litigators of the Week: David Heiman, Bruce Bennett and Heather Lennox of Jones Day

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 13, 2014

The team led the army of Jones Day lawyers that shepherded Detroit through its historic bankruptcy—and possibly the start of the city's resurgence.

D.C. Circuit Puts Latest Health Care Challenge on Hold

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 12, 2014

A federal appeals court in Washington will not wade into the latest fight over the federal health care reform law until the U.S. Supreme Court rules.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 12, 2014

*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension

Pricey Jones Day Probe Takes Toll on American Apparel Earnings

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

The retail chain on Monday reported its largest revenue drop in four years, in part due to $5.3 million in fees spent during the third quarter following the suspension and internal investigation of ousted CEO Dov Charney. Jones Day, legal counsel to American Apparel's board on the internal probe, and FTI Consulting, head of the internal probe, collected the lion's share of those fees.


: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

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

Jones Day Gathers Bumper Crop Of Supreme Court Clerks

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

Jones Day has hired 19 former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks as associates in the past three years.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Team Extricating Detroit From Bankruptcy Has Two Atlanta Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 07, 2014

It took a team of 20 Jones Day lawyers to extricate Detroit from bankruptcy—including two partners in Atlanta: Jeff Ellman, a bankruptcy lawyer, and Elena Kaplan, who handles employee benefits and compensation.

High Court Grants Cert in ACA Subsidy Case

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : November 07, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a major challenge to President Obama's signature health care law that has the potential to strip new coverage from millions of Americans.

Sixth Circuit Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Laws

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 06, 2014

A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Thursday reversed a series of lower court rulings striking down bans on same-sex marriage. Judge Jeffrey Sutton, writing for the majority, said the question of whether to permit same-sex marriage shouldn't be decided by the courts.

News and Gossip Roundup

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 06, 2014

Jones Day's $3 million pets; Weil partner's legal woes; 3,000-hour billable requirement.

Jones Day Poaches Nabarro Singapore Head

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 05, 2014

Emerson Holmes is a disputes lawyer specializing in construction and infrastructure projects.

Chancery Denies Breakup Fee in Failed $2.5B Tire Company Merger

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 05, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has blocked Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s bid to recoup a $112 million breakup fee related to its failed $2.5 billion merger with Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Seven More Supreme Court Clerks Join Jones Day

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : November 05, 2014

Jones Day announced Wednesday it has hired seven former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks as associates in recent weeks. And if the news sounds familiar, that's because Jones Day hired six former clerks last year and six the year before, for a total of 19 Supreme Court clerk hires in three years.

Jones Day Recruits Former Prosecutor Jack Williams

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 04, 2014

Jones Day has landed former federal prosecutor Jack Williams from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. Williams joined Jones Day as a partner in the business and tort litigation practice.

Willkie Puts Down Stakes in Houston

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is opening an office in Houston, marking the Wall Street firm's foray into the booming legal market in Texas as well as its first new domestic office since 1981, when it opened in Washington, D.C.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.