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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

LSU Brings in Jones Day Partner as GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2015

Thomas Skinner is heading to Louisiana State University as its new general counsel.

Drone Law Practices Are Beginning to Take Flight

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Lawyers and lobbyists are recruiting clients for what they hope will prove a lucrative field.

Gov. Perry's Legal Defense Costs Breach $1 Million

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

It has cost more than $1.07 million so far to defend Gov. Rick Perry against his felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

DLA Piper Adds Three Partners in Singapore Hiring Push

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2015

Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner John Viverito will be the firm's new managing partner in the city-state, while former Jones Day partner Joseph Bauerschmidt is now the head of Southeast Asia capital markets. Former Gibson Dunn of counsel Myles Hankin is also making the move.

Diversity Recruiting, Sidelined by Recession, Is Rebounding

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 23, 2015

In 2002, the National LGBT Bar Association held its first job fair for gay and lesbian lawyers, and most of the time the aspiring lawyers sat around the table—waiting to be interviewed by someone.

JNC to Interview 25 for Judge Vacancies in DeKalb

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 23, 2015

The governor's Judicial Nominating Commission has picked 25 candidates to interview next week for two judicial vacancies in DeKalb County.

Orr Hired as Consultant for Ailing Atlantic City

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2015

Former Jones Day restructuring partner Kevyn Orr, who left the firm in 2013 to serve as emergency manager of Detroit, has been hired as a part-time consultant in Atlantic City by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Orr will advise Kevin Lavin, former FTI Consulting restructuring attorney, who will serve as emergency manager for Atlantic City, which has fallen on tough economic times since four casinos closed last year.

Hedge Funds Add Top Talent, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Candidates for DeKalb Judgeships Fall to 56

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 20, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal's commission charged with vetting potential judges is sorting through 56 applications for two vacancies on the DeKalb County bench.

Expedia Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Expedia Inc.'s legal department has struck the right combination of in-house expertise and outside talent to help make the Internet travel company a top competitor in a fast-paced industry.

INADMISSIBLE: Sanctions Threat Looms in the High Court

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Foley & Lardner is preparing "a thorough response" to the U.S. Supreme Court's unusual show-cause order last month that could result in sanctions against Foley partner Howard Shipley, the firm's general counsel says. Plus more in this week's column.

Updated: Gov. Perry's Legal Defense Costs Breach $1 Million

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2015

So far, Gov. Rick Perry has paid more than $1.07 million to defend his felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Which Texas law firms got the most?

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Kirkland, Jones Day in Caesars Bankruptcy Showdown

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2015

Two of the country's top bankruptcy lawyers—Kirkland & Ellis' James Sprayregen and Jones Day's Bruce Bennett—are facing off in the Chapter 11 case of a subsidiary of casino and gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp.

New Jersey M&A Market Finally Rebounds in 2014

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

It proved to be a strong rebound year in 2014 for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., and dealmaking involving New Jersey corporations was no exception. It's a long-awaited development M&A lawyers chalked up largely to a return of confidence to the marketplace.

Aspirational Jones Walker Adds Banking Boutique, Lobbyists

: The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2015

New Orleans-based Jones Walker hopes to return to the Am Law 200 ranks by acquiring seven-lawyer banking and securities boutique Spidi & Fisch in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 1, picking up the Florida lobbyist Christopher Moya and bolstering its affordable housing and gaming practice.

Tech Giants Settle 'No-Poach' Class Action—Again

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 13, 2015

New deal responds to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh's ruling in August that a $324.5 million deal was too low.

Judge Orders Former Va. Governor Jailed During Appeal

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2015

A federal judge in Virginia has rejected Bob McDonnell's bid to remain free while he appeals his conviction. McDonnell, the former Virginia governor, was sentenced to two years in prison on corruption charges.

INADMISSIBLE: McDonnell Sentenced, Eyes on the Appeal

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. Plus more in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Recruits Seven Latham Lawyers in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 09, 2015

Three partners and four counsel led by former Latham China practice co-head Michael Liu have defected to the New York-based firm.

Skadden Once Again Steals the Show in M&A Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2015

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom took the top spot in three separate, year-end M&A rankings based on deal value issued by Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Other Am Law 100 firms filling the number two and three legal adviser spots, in varying order, include: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Sullivan & Cromwell, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 08, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Round Two: Bob McDonnell Lawyer Previews the Appeal

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. A lead member of McDonnell's defense team, Jones Day partner Henry "Hank" Asbill, spoke to The National Law Journal about what issues they intend to raise in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

O'Melveny Sees Two Partners Depart

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2015

Two months after losing a high-profile media and entertainment group to Latham & Watkins, two more top partners at O'Melveny & Myers have left the firm. IP partner Kenneth Nissly in Silicon Valley has retired, while London-based M&A partner Daniel Oates has defected for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Va. Governor Gets Two Years for Public Corruption

Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 06, 2015

A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday sentenced former Gov. Robert McDonnell to two years in prison on public corruption charges.

Dear Judge: Letters From Lawyers in Support of Bob McDonnell

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 06, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be sentenced Tuesday on public corruption charges. His lawyers filed hundreds of pages of letters in support of leniency. Here are a handful of letters, from lawyers, in support of McDonnell.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 5

: Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Jared Wood has joined Winstead as an associate in Fort Worth. He is in the firm's corporate and securities and mergers and acquisitions practice group.