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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

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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

Judge Cues Trial in iPod Antitrust Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 29, 2014

In the long-running case over an upgrade that plaintiff lawyer Bonnie Sweeney says damaged music buyers to the tune of $350 million, judge says clashing experts should be heard by a jury.

Lawyers Shoot for the Moon With Fee Bid in LBO Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 29, 2014

Scott & Scott, Robins Kaplan and Robbins Geller didn't end up getting the billions in damages they were seeking in a class action alleging that private equity firms fixed the prices of leveraged buyouts. But you wouldn't know it from the bold attorneys fee request they made on Friday.

Judge Cues Trial in Antitrust Case Over Apple's iPod

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 29, 2014

A federal judge has hit the play button on antitrust allegations targeting Apple iPods, sending the case toward trial after nearly 10 years of litigation.

The World's Best Legal Brands

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

These firms, with good reputations among global clients, have lessons to teach all firms.

Who's Getting the Work at the Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

An elite group of firms now argues a larger proportion of the court's shrinking caseload.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals: Local Jones Day Team Advises Eastman Chemical on $1.8B Acquisition

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 26, 2014

A slew of lawyers in Jones Day's Atlanta office advised Eastman Chemical Co. on an agreement to acquire a specialty chemical company, Taminco Corp., for $1.8 billion in cash.

Class Certified in Action Over Debt Collection Law

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 24, 2014

A federal judge has certified a class action alleging a company that performs services for mortgage firms unlawfully hung “please call” notes on the front door knob of a homeowner whose mortgage status is in dispute.

Schlesinger Team Scores $3.1 Million Tobacco Win

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : September 24, 2014

Attorneys Steven J. Hammer, Jonathan Gdanski and Scott P. Schlesinger still got a survival claim despite the jury finding smoking-related diseases did not cause their client's death.

Advocates Waiting for Supreme Court Action on Marriage

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : September 24, 2014

From the perspective of Evan Wolfson, the lawyer-activist who founded the Freedom to Marry national campaign in 2003: "It is time. America is ready. The Supreme Court should act" on marriage equality for lesbians and gays. Will it? And when?

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2014

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Secret Is Out: Texas Is Good for Women in Law

Nancy MacKimm : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Texas is a pretty amazing place for women in law, if you think about it. And we are helping one another succeed in ways that were unimaginable 20 years ago.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Piper's India Co-Head Leaves for Squire Patton

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 19, 2014

Former Singapore-based corporate partner Biswajit Chatterjee, the second DLA Piper partner to leave the firm this week, will now co-lead the India practice at Squire Patton Boggs.

Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 19, 2014

Nixon Peabody's John Foote, who specializes in antitrust defense, recently wrapped up his first plaintiff's case for Kodak.

After 9 Years, Attorneys Told to Wait Longer for Fees

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : September 19, 2014

After nine years of litigating a discrimination zoning case against a Long Island village, plaintiffs' attorneys will have to wait for a federal appeals court to rule on the village's actions before any decision is made on their estimated $5.6 million legal tab.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Emily Ward, eBay

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Ward had a hand in the company's landmark Supreme Court victory tightening the law for injunctions in patent cases. Now she's watching for the court's recent ruling on patent eligibility to take hold.

Jones Day, Fenwick, Paul Weiss Get Call on SAP's $8.3 Billion Deal for Concur

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Fenwick & West partner Douglas Cogen in San Francisco led the deal team for Concur, a developer of travel and expense management software.

Jones Day Continues Deal Spree with SAP's Concur Buy

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

German software giant SAP has turned to Jones Day and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for its $8.3 billion acquisition of enterprise software company Concur Technologies. The deal is one of a handful of major software transactions announced so far this month and third major M&A mandate in a week for Jones Day.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Attorney in Miami Advises Solar Project Developer

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : September 16, 2014

Richard Puttre advised Spain's Solarpack on $41.5 million in financing for a Peruvian solar project.

Freshfields Bags M&A Bigwig From Shearman & Sterling

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The Magic Circle firm has hired Shearman's M&A partner Peter Lyons as it continues to boost its ranks in U.S. transactional work.

The American Lawyer Names Global Legal Awards Grand Prize Winners

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The American Lawyer announced Monday the winners of its Global Legal Awards grand prizes. In the climax of a thrilling event at Gotham Hall in New York City, four grand prizewinners were chosen from more than 270 nominations to be named as the year's best cross-border legal work across corporate, finance, disputes and citizenship.

Detroit Trial Elicits Unusual Apology From Kirkland, Syncora

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014

Less than a week after insurer Syncora dropped its opposition to Detroit's plan to emerge from Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the company and its lawyers at Kirkland issued an extraordinary public apology Monday for attacking the motives and good faith of the two mediators working on the city's reorganization.

In-House Counsel Profile: Stepan Co.'s H. Edward Wynn

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

General Counsel H. Edward Wynn leads an eight-member team with outposts in Brazil, Europe and China.

$3M Gift Means Growth for Case Western's IP Law Center

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is bolstering its intellectual property law center with the aid of a $3 million donation from the Spangenberg Family Foundation—one of the largest gifts the school has received.

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Jones Day Handle Frozen Food Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

Baker Botts represents Windsor Quality Holdings in its pending acquisition for about $800 million by Ajinomoto North America, which is using Jones Day.

Paul Hastings Helps Tate's Whip Up Private Equity Buyer

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 12, 2014

Thomas Kruger, a corporate partner with Paul Hastings in New York, earlier this month helped good friend Kathleen King sell her famous Tate's Bake Shop this week to private equity firm The Riverside Company. The deal marks the end of a long journey for King, who more than a decade ago lost the name to the company she founded in Southampton, N.Y.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 11, 2014

*Linklaters leads establishment of China Orient Asset Management's $2 billion medium-term note program*Jones Day acts for Japan's Ajinomoto on its $800 million offer for U.S. frozen-foods maker Windsor Quality*Rajah & Tann on KMP Private Ltd.'s $37 million investment in Vietnamese feed company Hiep Thanh Group