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Jones Day is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients and offers each of its lawyers the opportunity to join a collaborative team that works across borders and practices.  We seek lawyers who are committed to delivering the best service possible to our clients. Our lawyers take great pride in their work, they lack pretension, and they show respect and consideration to everyone in the Firm—partners, associates, and staff—alike. Learn more about a career at Jones Day.

Worldwide Recognition

Acritas Law Firm Brand Index USE #1 Law Firm Brand
Jones Day ranked #1 in the 2017 Acritas U.S. Law Firm Brand Index, a report ranking the top law firm brands in the United States. The survey asked more than 600 U.S. based general counsel, and more than 150 general counsel outside the United States, to name their top-of-mind law firms across multiple categories.
Number One In M A Deals #1 in M&A Deals
Bloomberg/Thomson has ranked Jones Day #1 for the number of M&A deals worldwide for each quarter since 2000. Jones Day's M&A Practice advises on hundreds of complex transactions each quarter including both domestic and cross-border deals ranging from mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures to joint ventures and activist defenses.
BTI Number One In Client Service #1 in Client Service
Jones Day is ranked #1 in the BTI Consulting Group's 2017 "Client Service A-Team" survey. The report assesses how clients rank and compare 295 law firms in the critical area of client service, measuring 17 different client service activities.
Fearsome Foursome BTI Fearsome Foursome: The Most Feared Firms in Litigation
Jones Day ranked among the "Fearsome Foursome" −­­ the law firms that clients would least like to see as opposing counsel −­­ for the fifth consecutive time according to the BTI Litigation Outlook 2017 report.

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Pro Bono

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Jones Day Lawyers Advise Women and Children Seeking Refuge
Jones Day Lawyers Advise Women and Children Seeking Refuge Jones Day lawyers and summer associates help in the immigration crisis of unaccompanied children and women fleeing violence in Central America to U.S. borders. The Firm continues to send teams of lawyers to military bases and detention facilities where immigrants are held to help screen cases for representation. We have represented hundreds of women and children across the country, protecting their legal rights. For this work, Jones Day was named a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award.

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Chambers Divesity Same Sex Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships Guide  
Jones Day launched and maintains a website that comprehensively surveys and tracks changes in laws governing the legal recognition of same-sex relationships around the world. Lawyers and summer associates have been involved in developing and maintaining this resource. For this work, Jones Day received the ABA Pro Publico Award and the inaugural Diversity at the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence. The site is available for use without charge.
Trump Travel Ban Challenge of President Trump's "Travel Ban" Executive Order
Jones Day filed an amicus brief in the 9th Circuit challenging President Trump's "Travel Ban" executive order barring the admission of aliens from seven majority-Muslim countries.


Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement  

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At Jones Day, diversity is not only enthusiastically embraced, but diligently pursued. Diversity makes us better and helps us deliver the service our clients expect. By mentoring and promoting women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, and those who are disabled, we leverage the unique strength and experiences of an exceptionally talented group of attorneys, while improving the atmosphere of our Firm.

Perspectives & Pathways: Jones Day 1L Diversity Conference
Jones Day hosts “Perspectives and Pathways,” our annual 1L Diversity Conference. Bringing together Jones Day lawyers, Firm clients, and first-year law students. There are many different pathways to success; our goal is to help law students find theirs.

Women and Lawyers of Color in Leadership

We are committed to making meaningful progress on diversity in the legal profession, to increasing diversity awareness within the Firm, and to recruiting, retaining, and promoting the best attorneys and law students from all backgrounds. Women and/or lawyers of color hold 14 of our 21 office and regional leadership positions in the United States, and 27 of the 53 office and regional leadership positions worldwide.  Learn more.

SEO Career Logo Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO)
Jones Day has partnered with and continues to help expand Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO). "No law firm accepts SEO interns in as many cities as Jones Day. The Firm has been a leader in the expansion of the program…" William Goodloe, President and CEO of SEO.


Associate Opportunities, Training & Development

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New Lawyers Group

As with all relationships, we believe it takes some time for an individual to find his or her personal fit within the Firm and passion for a specific practice. That uncertainty and the value of experiencing a variety of assignments and practices during that first year at the Firm led Jones Day to establish the New Lawyers Group. It guarantees exposure to a wide variety of lawyers, practice areas, styles of practice, and the experience of practicing within our culture of collaboration and mutual support.

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Training and Development 

Jones Day recognizes that your development into an exceptional lawyer is a journey that starts the first day you walk in the door and continues throughout your career. The Firm provides ongoing professional development and training opportunities to lawyers at every level of practice. 

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New Lawyers Academy

One of the high points of the new lawyer year is the New Lawyers Academy in Washington, DC. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other. Firm leaders, partner, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions.