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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

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.

Jones Day Hires Away Ashurst Partner in Perth

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 04, 2015

Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.

Key Moments During Health Care Arguments

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 04, 2015

Liberal justices hammered Jones Day partner Michael Carvin early and often, but the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative members were generally quieter as the court heard arguments Wednesday in the landmark case . Here are some of the key comments and exchanges that shed light on the justices' thinking.

Roberts, Kennedy May Control Future of Health Care Reform

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : March 04, 2015

The future of the nation's health insurance law appeared Wednesday to rest with Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kagan Law Clerks Play Cameo Role in 'King v. Burwell'

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 04, 2015

During Wednesday's otherwise dry oral argument in , Justice Elena Kagan added some pizzazz with a hypothetical that brought the technical issues to life.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: DLA Posts Record Profits Despite Flat Revenue

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

Despite flat revenues and a second consecutive drop in total lawyer head count, DLA Piper's net income rose by more than 10 percent in 2014, to a record high of $667 million. This increased efficiency pushed the firm's profit margin from 24 to 27 percent—its highest since 2008—while average profits per equity partner rose 12.5 percent, to $1.49 million, another firm record.

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Revives Houston Office With Addition of Energy Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

After a dip in profits in 2014 and an emptying of the firm's Houston office, Cadwalader is looking to regain ground with three big lateral hires, including Chad Mills, a former transactional energy partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

INADMISSIBLE: Lynch Nomination Moves to Full Senate

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general moved forward last week on Capitol Hill, where the full Senate is expected to take up a vote soon. Plus more in this week's column.

Steep Drop in EEOC Lawsuits

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Judging by the numbers, it might look as if the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has gone soft.

Koh Waves Through $415 Million 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 02, 2015

Though she'll accept the new settlement, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh seemed skeptical of the fee request from objector's counsel.

Woman Wins 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Verdict

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

A Tarrant County jury found Jennifer Lynn Pedroza was a partner in company that first published books in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy.

Panel Finds for Macy's in Dispute With J.C. Penney

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Macy's three-year-long lawsuit aimed at extracting damages from its leading competitor, J.C. Penney, for tortious interference with Macy's contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia garnered a victory Thursday from a unanimous panel of the First Department.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Willkie Farr Achieves Personal Best in 2014

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 27, 2015

M&A and private equity work helped Willkie Farr & Gallagher's partner profits rise 14.5 percent to $2.56 million last year. Gross revenue also increased 14.5 percent, to $640 million, while revenue per lawyer jumped 8.5 percent, to $1.155 million. All three totals marked record highs for the firm.

Jones Day Scores Again for Macy's in J.C. Penney Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 26, 2015

Jones Day partner Theodore Grossman made good—and then some—on his big win last year for Macy's in its fight with J.C. Penney over the Martha Stewart brand.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

The Morning Wrap: Rep. Aaron Schock Lawyers Up | FCC Moves on Internet Rules

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 25, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock lawyers up with a Jones Day team; a Texas jury rejects an insanity plea in the murder of "American Sniper" author; senior Republicans concede they lost the fight over net neutrality; a dog food class action.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Milbank Sees Spike in Revenue, Profits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

For the second straight year, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy produced significant growth in revenue and profits. Gross revenue in 2014 was up 7.8 percent, to $761 million, while revenue per lawyer rose 3.8 percent, to $1.24 million. Profits per partner increased 7 percent, to $2.745 million, on net income of $395 million, an increase of 12.4 percent.

No Antitrust Immunity for N.C. Dental Board Over Teeth-Whitening

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 25, 2015

Siding with the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a North Carolina dental board that tried to corner the market on teeth-whitening services isn't exempt from antitrust scrutiny.

In Religion Bias Case, Justices Question Pro-Employer Rule

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : February 25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared reluctant to give employers greater protection from lawsuits by employees and job applicants who claim discrimination based on their religious beliefs.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shearman Builds on Breakout 2013

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

Shearman & Sterling climbed another rung up the profitability ladder in 2014, boosting profits per partner by 5.8 percent, from $1.8 million to about $1.9 million last year. The firm recorded more modest increases of 1.5 percent in revenue per lawyer and 3 percent in gross revenue.

ABA Backs Firms Facing Clawback Actions

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 25, 2015

Amicus brief in Heller bankruptcy says the unfinished-business doctrine violates clients rights and distorts attorney incentives.

A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 25, 2015

Has the settlement dam finally broken in the so-called progeny Florida tobacco litigation? Or will the big cigarette makers continue trying to plug the dike?

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

For Goodyear, Self-Reporting Yields Lighter FCPA Fine

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : February 24, 2015

More than two years after Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. self-reported its wrongdoing to securities regulators, the company has agreed to pay $16 million to settle foreign-bribery charges.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

INADMISSIBLE: Hogan Lovells' Gross Revenue Increases

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Hogan Lovells reported an increase of 3.6 percent in its gross revenue for 2014, to $1.78 billion compared with 2013's $1.72 billion. Plus more in this week's column.


: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.