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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 2012 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, 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

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

Jones Day, Kirkland Advise on Eastman Chemical Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are handling Eastman Chemical Company's purchase of global specialty chemical company Taminco Corp. for $1.8 billion in cash, plus debt.

Jones Day Loses EU Appeal in Credit Card Fee Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 11, 2014

Europe's highest court upheld a ban on credit card fees set by MasterCard Inc., dealing a defeat to the credit card company and its lawyers at Jones Day.

Judges Grapple With Impact of Modifying Contingency Fees

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 10, 2014

Although Graubard Miller "flooded" long-standing client Alice Lawrence with information about her late husband's disputed real estate holdings, it failed to warn her of the risks of entering into a contingency fee arrangement that resulted in a windfall to the firm, her estate's lawyer told the state Court of Appeals Tuesday.

Eleventh Circuit Blasts Lawyer, Tosses Florida Smoker Suits

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

"Any lawyer worth his salt knows a dead person cannot maintain a personal injury action," an appellate panel wrote in throwing out hundreds of defective personal injury cases brought by Florida lawyer Norwood Wilner.

Jones Day Handles Newell Rubbermaid Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 09, 2014

Jones Day advised Newell Rubbermaid on its first big acquisition since 2008—the $308 million purchase of Ignite Holdings from private equity firm North Castle Partners. Ignite makes travel mugs and water bottles under the Contigo and Avex brands, and it expects to post $125 million in net sales in 2014.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Four Am Law Firms Lead Way on Scandinavian M&A Deals

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 08, 2014

Davis Polk, Jones Day, Sidley Austin and Wachtell Lipton advised on two cross-border M&A transactions with a northern European twist worth a combined $4.7 billion.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Blasting Koh, Defense Asks Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Tech Giants Ask Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

No Escape for Banks in Credit Default Swap Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Institutional investors represented by Quinn Emanuel and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw cleared a major hurdle on Thursday, when a judge refused to toss most of a multibillion-dollar class action targeting top international investment banks.