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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, London, MA, NY, OH, PA, Paris 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

Hogan Lovells Hires Energy Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 21, 2014

Alex Cull makes the move after seven years with Norton Rose Fulbright.

The Scope of the ADA's Special Products Exception

Robert A. Naeve : The Corporate Counselor : October 21, 2014

The Jancik v. Redbox opinion reminds retailers and other public accommodations that Title III applies not only to facilities, but to their sales practices and other dealings with the public.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Nixes $83M Settlement With Developers of Failed Fontainebleau Las Vegas

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : October 20, 2014

A federal bankruptcy judge in Miami rejected the proposal, partly because it would have protected Aventura's Soffer family from other recovery efforts by contractors on the unfinished project.

Pro Bono Week: The Ultimate Roundup of Giving and Representing

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

In recognition of Pro Bono Week, National Law Journal lists recent coverage of legal aid projects and Big Law pro bono.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 17, 2014

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

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

How Labor and Employment Practices, Squeezed, Have Survived

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 17, 2014

Robert Smith's retirement this month from Morgan Lewis, with one of the first and largest labor and employment groups in Washington, puts into perspective how a practice, squeezed by the commoditization of Big Law services, can still manage to survive.

Trinity Battles Guardrail Claims as Texas Trial Nears Close

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 16, 2014

Three months after a whistleblower's billion-dollar case against a major Texas manufacturer of highway guardrail systems ended in a mistrial, platoons of lawyers for both sides are gearing up for closing arguments in a retrial now underway in Marshall, Texas.

Manatt Adds Trio of IP Partners in Southern California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 15, 2014

Robert Dickerson, most recently a partner at Dickstein Shapiro, will chair Manatt's IP practice.

Arizona Agrees to Prison Health Care Reform

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 15, 2014

The Arizona Department of Corrections has agreed to make substantial changes in the health care it provides its 33,000 prisoners, signing off on a class-action settlement that will require the state to improve treatment of the mentally ill be-hind bars and those in solitary confinement, among other reforms.

GE Bags Skadden's Pozen for Top Antitrust Role

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

Sharis Pozen, a former acting assistant U.S. attorney general for antitrust who joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in July 2012, left the firm this month to become vice president for global competition and antitrust at General Electric. Pozen is the latest high-profile Am Law 100 partner to join the in-house legal ranks of the Fairfield, Conn.-based conglomerate, which has tapped Skadden to advise on its pending $17 billion buy of the energy unit of French engineering giant Alstom.

Jones Day Boosts West Coast White-Collar Practice

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 14, 2014

The firm has hired four former prosecutors in San Diego, Los Angeles and Irvine.

High Court Drills Dental Examiners Board

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : October 14, 2014

In a case that could affect thousands of state licensing boards, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with whether a panel that drove nondentists offering teeth-whitening services out of the market violated federal antitrust laws.

In-House Counsel Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

The following are events of interest to in-house counsel.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House Counsel Profile: Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.'s Stephen Beard

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

"The day starts when I wake up — we're operating in every time zone in the world."

Adult Asylum-Seekers Need Lawyers, Too

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Since last summer, four times as many families have crossed the border than during the previous fiscal year. Akin Gump and other large firms have stepped in to help.

Fried Frank, Quinn Emanuel Boost London With Senior Partner Hires

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2014

Fried Frank captures Kirkland & Ellis London senior partner Graham White, who joins the firm as its first-ever London managing partner, while Quinn Emanuel launches a London competition practice with the hire of litigator Boris Bronfentrinker from Hausfeld & Co.


: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

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

GC for Brandt Companies Is a One-Woman Show

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Steris Seeks Inversion Deal Amid Tightened Regulations

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2014

Wachtell, Jones Day and DLA Piper advise as the Ohio-based medical technology company offers to buy Swindon, England-based sterilization services provider Synergy Health Plc for $1.9 billion in cash and stock. The deal would create a new company in the U.K., allowing Steris to redomicile there and save on taxes.

Jones Day's Dallas Office Tops Diversity Rankings

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

The Dallas Diversity Task Force describes its annual report as "a snapshot of the diversity of lawyers practicing at the 20 largest law firms in Dallas County."

Fee Tracker: Bingham, Fried Frank Bag Old Mutual IPO Roles

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

Initial public offerings for such companies as British insurer Old Mutual's Boston-based asset management arm and Royal Bank of Scotland-backed Citizens Financial helped fill the coffers of firms such as Bingham, Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk and Fried Frank while Detroit's bankruptcy continued to be a boon to Jones Day and Honigman. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to examine $4.1 million in Baker Botts bankruptcy fees in our latest look at notable legal billings from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Myth That Motivates Mergers

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Bigger is better, except when it's worse.

Hausfeld Hires Former Virginia Federal Trial Judge

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 08, 2014

A former Eastern District of Virginia federal judge who traded criminal cases for corporate private practice has moved to the plaintiffs litigation firm Hausfeld.Walter DeKalb Kelley Jr. joins the firm as a partner.

Skadden Once Again Comes Out on Top of M&A Rankings

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Continuing on its transactional tear, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom sat atop three separate rankings of legal advisers for global M&A deals based on total transaction value in the first three quarters of the year.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Am Law 100 Firms Double Down on Overseas Investments

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has doubled down in Kazakhstan with an office in the country's new capital Astana. Meanwhile, Baker & McKenzie's Saudi affiliate, Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners, announced its opening of an office in Jeddah.