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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

Am Law Trio Paves Way for Citi Bike 2.0

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 31, 2014

Paul Hastings corporate partner Thomas Kruger—an avid bike rider who last month helped Tate's Bake Shop find a private equity buyer—is advising another investor group on its purchase of Alta Bicycle Share, a company behind ride-sharing programs in several cities, including New York. Edwards Wildman Palmer and Jones Day also picked up roles on the deal, which could give the Big Apple's embattled Citi Bike program a much-needed reboot.

Law Firms See Dollar Signs in Mobile Payments Scrum

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 31, 2014

Firms like Jeffrey Gray's Davis Wright Tremaine are building up their payment practices.

Stockton Bankruptcy Yields Big Bucks for Orrick

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 31, 2014

After over two years and nearly $14 million in legal and consultant fees, a judge has approved the city of Stockton, Calif.'s plan to exit from bankruptcy. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is raking in the bulk of those fees as lead counsel to the municipality.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP

$44 Million Contingency Fee Upheld for Graubard Miller

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 29, 2014

A contingency fee agreement that netted Graubard Miller $44 million for five months' work was valid and must be adhered to, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, saying that it was "dangerous business" to assess the fairness of a contingency fee arrangement, especially when the objection is that "the size of the fee seems too high to be fair."

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Large Firms' Offer Rates to Summer Associates

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : October 27, 2014

Twenty-one of the 25 largest firms in the state participated in Texas Lawyer's 2014 New Associate Hires Survey that gathered information about first-year associate classes and full-time job offers made to the firms' 2014 Texas summer associates.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

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

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ruling Bars Iraqi Women's Alien Tort Act Torture Suit

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 24, 2014

The Second Circuit said the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 'Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum' leaves the plaintiffs, victims of torture under the regime of Saddam Hussein, without redress in U.S. courts against companies who allegedly undermined the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food program.

Evolution of the Patent Infringement Safe Harbor

Sarah A. Bennington and Anthony M. Insogna : The Intellectual Property Strategist : October 24, 2014

Since its enactment in 1984, the contours and boundaries of the safe harbor have been a consistent source of controversy in the courts.

Who's Getting the Work at the Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : The American Lawyer : October 24, 2014

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

Litigator of the Week: Nicholas Gravante Jr. of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 23, 2014

On Texas turf, the New York litigator marshaled his resources to score a massive verdict against Trinity Industries that could affect the safety of drivers around the nation, and possibly beyond.

Excalibur Litigation Funders Take Another Hit

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 23, 2014

A London judge ruled that a group of litigation funders must ante up an additional $7.7 million for a failed cased brought by an obscure entity called Excalibur Ventures that was represented by Clifford Chance. That brings their total legal tab to date to $57.7 million.

NY High Court Upholds Rule Shielding Foreign Bank Branches

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 23, 2014

In a decision with major implications for New York and its resident global financial institutions, the state's highest court ruled Thursday that banks with New York branches needn't turn over customers' overseas assets to claimants attempting to enforce U.S. court judgments.

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.