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Jones Day

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,562
  • Gross Revenues: $1,941,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $755,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,010,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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 2014 Global 100 survey, Jones Day ranked as the 10th 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 6 0 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

VOIR DIRE: No Soup For You

: The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

A Texas lawyer fumes when his "Saturday Special" arrives without soup. And Jones Day's Noel Francisco slips when he calls Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Justice O'Connor."

A Potential Gift to Politicians, from the Justices

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

If it wasn't clear just how much trouble the government's corruption prosecution of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell was, Chief Justice John Rob­erts Jr. left no doubt during U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on April 27.

Update: Conn. Court's Tobacco Lawsuit Ruling Could Impact Other Products Liability Cases

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : April 29, 2016

A Norwich woman who developed cancer after years of smoking Salem cigarettes is one step closer to collecting a $28 million judgment against tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds.

Big Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 28, 2016

The administrative office of the U.S. Courts said Thursday that bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent over the past year. But one sector where Chapter 11 work hasn't dried up is the energy industry, where Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are siphoning off new assignments.

Dallas Lawyer Gets Exceptional Win for Patent Plaintiff But No Attorney Fees

John Council : Texas Lawyer : April 28, 2016

It was certainly exceptional last spring when an Eastern District of Texas jury gave Jamil Alibhai's plaintiff technology client a whopping $88 million in damages for patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Justices Praise DOJ's Dreeben After Contentious 100th Argument

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 28, 2016

Three U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday praised deputy U.S. solicitor general Michael Dreeben just hours after his 100th appearance before the court—a tough argument in which the court gave Dreeben an unusually hard time. "He's made these 100 arguments—fabulous—and he's remained sane," Justice Stephen Breyer said.

Justices Seem Ready to Limit Scope of Federal Bribery Law

Sam Hananel : The Associated Press : April 28, 2016

The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed poised to overturn the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges, with justices across the ideological spectrum expressing major concerns on the reach of federal bribery laws.

The Hypotheticals That Could Doom the Case Against Bob McDonnell

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 27, 2016

Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Michael Dreeben argued his 100th case on Wednesday, and it may have been his toughest—in part because of the wild array of hypotheticals the justices threw at him and his adversary.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hit With Defections, K&L Gates Stays the Course

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2016

K&L Gates has expanded well beyond its Pittsburgh roots. The firm says it's on the verge of greatness. Others disagree.

How GCs Decide Who Gets the Work

Ben W. Heineman Jr. : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Five things to know about legal spending. (Hint: Your goals aren't their goals.)

Jones Day, K&L Gates Bulk Up Cybersecurity Practices

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms brought on new partners in the cybersecurity and data privacy space by making hires from Blank Rome and Hunton & Williams.

In-House Counsel Profile: Frank Jimenez

Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

"Don't be afraid to take calculated risks. In my career, I've taken voluntary pay cuts and moved in and out of the law in order to pursue my goals."

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Conn. Court Says State Law Doesn't Bar Smokers' Lawsuits Against Tobacco Companies

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : April 25, 2016

A woman who developed cancer after years of smoking Salem cigarettes is one step closer to collecting a $28 million judgment against tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds.

Big Suits

Amanda Bronstad, Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council; Sanofi SA Securities Class Action; Suture Express v. Cardinal Health; In re DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Public Interest Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 24, 2016

On Friday, Philadelphia VIP is set to provide training on the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program at Fox Rothschild's 2000 Market St., Philadelphia location from noon to 2:15 p.m. Bob Lukens, an expert attorney in foreclosure, and Tony Abata, a housing counselor, will lead the training. For more information, visit

Skadden Shines on SunEdison's Bankruptcy Outage

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

The firm is advising solar energy giant SunEdison Inc. on its Chapter 11 filing in New York, the largest by any U.S. company so far this year.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

Tobacco Company Blamed Smoker for Not Quitting

: Daily Business Review : April 20, 2016

District Court Certifies Appeal in $30M Bankruptcy Dispute

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 20, 2016

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware last week certified an appeal of a November bankruptcy court ruling that blocked a creditor's attempt to recover $30 million in post-petition attorney fees and costs from Tribune Media Co.'s estate in bankruptcy.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Raises 18% of Its $125K Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 20, 2016

After nearly three days of competition, legal organizations participating in the fifth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy in the Atlanta metro area have raised 18 percent of their regional collection goal of $125,000 for food banks.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Polsinelli Snags Real Estate Partner From Seyfarth; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 20, 2016

Polsinelli has recruited real estate shareholder Mike Rodgers from Seyfarth Shaw, further expanding Polsinelli's two-year-old Atlanta office.

Unified Patent Court Means Big Changes for Europe—and the World

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : April 18, 2016

It took almost 40 years but Europe's Unified Patent Court finally seems close to becoming a reality.

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

Lawyers Who Deal With Trump See Same Man in Campaign

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2016

Attorneys who have worked with presidential candidate Donald Trump as a client and an adversary said his blunt and blustery persona on the campaign trail matches the businessman they know.