Founded in 1914, Jenner & Block is known for its ability to secure major litigation victories for clients from the trial level through the U.S. Supreme Court; for its sophisticated corporate transactional practice; and for its unyielding commitment to public service. Our approximately 450 attorneys located in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC offer substantial experience across a broad range of legal areas. We have grown because of our dedication and unwavering commitment to our clients, to the Bar, to our people and to public service. We have been recognized by leading independent outlets as among the elite law firms in the United States and the industry’s standard bearer for pro bono service. Clients from around the world trust Jenner & Block with their most complex and challenging matters.
Our lawyers have argued many matters before the United States Supreme Court, all of the 13 United States Circuit Courts of Appeals and dozens of other federal and state courts across the country.
Among Jenner & Block’s trial attorneys are 14 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 10 former United States Supreme Court clerks, 76 former United States Court of Appeals clerks, numerous state appellate court clerks, two former U.S. attorneys and numerous former assistant U.S. attorneys, a former U.S. associate attorney general and a former Illinois Supreme Court justice. We have members of the bars of every United States Court of Appeals and members of state bars throughout the country. 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.
Jenner & Block has traditionally served as a leader in public service and pro bono advocacy, having been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 pro bono firms in the country by The American Lawyer magazine and as the number one law firm in the country for pro bono service for five of the past seven years. Many organizations have recognized 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, and our culture combines a profound respect for the law, a commitment to providing outstanding client service and a collegial atmosphere.
Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations every day by providing the highest caliber of 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.
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