Founded in 1914, Jenner & Block is known for its ability to secure major litigation victories for clients from the trial level through the United States Supreme Court; for its sophisticated corporate transactional practice; and for its unyielding commitment to public service. Clients from around the world trust Jenner & Block with their most complex and challenging matters.
Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations every day by providing the highest caliber legal counsel and advice; to contribute to the legal profession; to maintain our long tradition of public and community service; and to provide an unrivaled environment for superior talent. Located in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC, our nearly 450 lawyers offer substantial experience across a broad range of legal areas. Throughout our more than a century of service, we have grown because of our dedication and unwavering commitment to our clients, to the Bar, to our people and to public service. Leading independent outlets have recognized us as an elite law firm and among the most committed firms to pro bono service in the profession.
Our lawyers have argued many matters before the US Supreme Court, all of the 13 US circuit courts of appeals and dozens of other federal and state courts across the United States.
Among Jenner & Block’s trial attorneys are 14 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 10 former US Supreme Court clerks, 76 former US Court of Appeals clerks, numerous state appellate court clerks, two former US attorneys and numerous former assistant US attorneys, a former US associate attorney general and a former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court . Several former Jenner & Block lawyers serve as federal judges, maintaining a remarkable history of judicial service by members of the firm.
The firm has a substantial transactional and corporate practice, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, media/entertainment, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations. In 2015, for the third time, Transactional Department Chair Joseph P. Gromacki was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. The 2015 accolade recognized Mr. Gromacki’s representation of Archer Daniels Midland in the US$1.3 billion sale of ADM’s global cocoa business to Olam International and the US$440 million sale of its global chocolate business to Cargill Inc.
Jenner & Block has traditionally served as a leader in public service and pro bono advocacy, recognized by The American Lawyer magazine as the number one law firm in the United States for pro bono service for five of the past seven years. Many additional organizations have honored the firm for its longstanding pro bono commitment. We have received the Pro Bono Institute’s John H. Pickering Award, the Public Interest Law Initiative's Pro Bono Initiative Award, the DC Bar’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, the prestigious Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association and many more.
We recruit our lawyers from top-tier law schools and prominent clerkships. They contribute to our firm’s culture, one that is shaped by our profound respect for the law, commitment to providing outstanding client service and collegial atmosphere.
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