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 more than 500 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 firms most committed to pro bono service throughout the profession. The firm was named to the 2016 American Lawyer A-List, which recognizes the 20 top-performing AmLaw 200 firms across the United States based on financials, pro bono, diversity and associate satisfaction/quality of life metrics. This is the sixth time the firm has been on the A-List since it was created by AmLaw in 2003.
The firm’s litigation department handles the most significant commercial disputes of the day for leading global companies such as a recent US$940 million jury verdict for Epic Systems in one of the largest trade secrets wins ever and a landmark US Supreme Court win for broadcasters and copyright owners in a copyright infringement case against internet-streaming services. 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.
Jenner & Block is also recognized for running complex investigations around the world. In a recent 18-month period, the firm handled more than 55 notable investigations including United Airlines’ high-profile internal investigation and the widely reported General Motors ignition switch matter.
Among Jenner & Block’s trial lawyers are 12 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 14 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 practice representing clients in complex transactions including some of the largest in history such as GM’s US$55+ billion asset sale in connection with its bankruptcy and GM’s US$23+ billion IPO. From representing US Foods in its US$1+ billion IPO to counseling Hertz in the US$2 billion spin-off of its equipment rental business to assisting Archer Daniels Midland with billion-dollar global divestitures, the corporate practice assists clients with their most complex and sophisticated transactions, often with cross-border components.
Jenner & Block has traditionally served as a leader in public service and pro bono advocacy. For 26 years, the firm has ranked among the top 10 in The American Lawyer’s annual guide of leading pro bono firms and has been recognized as the number one firm nationwide for pro bono efforts seven times, most recently in 2015. 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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