Jones Day at a Glance


  • “Team-based, collaborative environment”
  • “Everyone is a rockstar”
  • “Training and development are exceptional”


  • “Huge bureaucracy”
  • “Opaque compensation”
  • “Archaic technology”

The Buzz

  • “Best of the megafirms”
  • “Strong appellate”
  • “Black box compensation”
  • “Formal”

About Jones Day

A heavy-hitter with a hand in most major areas of law and an internationally-recognized prowess in litigation, Jones Day uses its size and reach-offices in 19 countries spread over five continents-to maintain strong client relationships with global corporate giants. According to The Am Law 100, it's one of the largest firms in the United States by gross revenue.

Midwest Roots

Founded in 1893 by Judge Edwin Blandin and William Lowe Rice, Jones Day made its name by representing Midwestern manufacturers and transportation companies from its Cleveland base. One of the first firms in the nation to adopt a corporate management structure, Jones Day continued its rise by opening a Washington, DC office in 1946. The years since the firm's founding have brought steady growth-with the addition of dozens of offices at home and overseas-and fame, as the firm's involvement in political scraps of the highest order helped cement its reputation inside the Beltway and beyond.

Put Up Your Dukes

Jones Day has squared off against some of the nation's most powerful policymakers, starting in 1952, when the firm stood up to Harry Truman over the seizure of U.S. steel mills during the Korean War. Years later, Jones Day litigator H. Chapman "Chappie" Rose made the wise decision to turn down Richard Nixon's entreaty for representation during the Watergate investigation. In 1980, the firm stormed the front pages yet again by suing Jimmy Carter for his gas tax (a case launched in cooperation with the Independent Gasoline Marketers Council) and then defending Ronald Reagan in a scuffle over federal elections funds.

Clients Come First

The firm's DC connections, however, extend beyond the White House: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, nine-term U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman and former U.S. Solicitor General and Harvard Law School Dean Erwin Griswold are all Jones Day alumni. Managing partner Stephen Brogan worked at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1981 to 1983, serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. The firm's alumni shine outside of the political arena too-Nextel founder Morgan O'Brien, McKinsey & Company founder Marvin Bower, and Nobel laureate David Morse used to grace the halls of the firm.

Over the years, Jones Day and its attorneys have picked up numerous awards from the likes of the Children's Law Center, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Law360 and Chambers. The kudos aren't just for savvy practice and involvement in major deals and cases-for over a decade Jones Day lawyers have been ranked among BTI Consulting Group's Client Service All-Stars. It's one of only eight firms in the United States to earn such a consistent record on BTI's ranking, which compiles feedback from corporate counsel to identify attorneys who provide the best client service in the nation.

Among the companies who have come to rely on Jones Day's service are The Sherwin-Williams Company, which the firm has defended in lead paint suits; retail giant Macy's, which has sought representation on employment issues and consumer class action suits; and Chrysler LLC, which hired Jones Day as restructuring counsel during its headline-grabbing bankruptcy proceedings. According to the firm, it represents over half the Fortune 500, and has maintained relationships with most of its clients for over a decade.



Advising Motor City
Jones Day serves as lead counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with the city's chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts. As a result of the wide-ranging nature of the city's restructuring, Jones Day has performed an array of legal services, including services relating to litigation in multiple courts, corporate transactions, capital raising transactions, labor negotiations and pension and healthcare benefits structuring, among others. The City of Detroit has estimated that its total outstanding obligations as of the commencement of its bankruptcy case totaled approximately $18.5 billion.

April 2014

Growing Globally
Jones Day continued its global expansion, opening its 41st office in Perth, Australia. The Perth office is the ninth office the firm has opened since January 2011.

M&A Mavericks
Jones Day ranked No.1 globally in M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2014, maintaining a position it has held for more than 13 years. Jones Day's M&A team continues to advise on complex transactions from all over the world, including so far this year: Procter & Gamble's $2.9 billion sale of its global pet care business to Mars; MediaTek's merger with MStar Semiconductor for $3.8 billion; Standard Bank Group's sale of a controlling stake to ICBC for $765 million and Verint Systems' $514 million acquisition of KANA Software, among others.

March 2014

Jones Day ranked No. 1 in the BTI Power Elite, the 23 law firms singled out for "the largest number of best and most healthy client relationships" in BTI Consulting Group's 2014 Client Relationship Scorecard.

January 2014

Expanding the Partnership Ranks
Jones Day's partnership record is extraordinary, with an average of 41 lawyers being promoted to partner in each of the last three years. In 2013, the firm promoted 34 lawyers to it partnership ranks.

September 2013

Making Some Serious Dough
Jones Day represented Hostess Brands Inc. and its five subsidiaries in its chapter 11 case, including in the $355 million sale of the Wonder, Merita, Nature's Pride, Home Pride and Butternut bread brands and associated bakeries to Flowers Foods, Inc. and its $410 million sale of Hostess and Dolly Madison snack cake business to Apollo Global Management LLC and Metropoulos & Co.

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Jones Day

51 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2113
Phone: (202) 879-3939


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Stephen J. Brogan
  • Firmwide Hiring Partner: Sharyl A. Reisman
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 2,500

  • Employment Contact
    Jolie A. Blanchard
    Firm Director of Recruiting
    Phone: (202)879-3788
    Email: Recruiting contacts for all Jones Day office locations at

  • Base Salary
    Miami, FL
    1st year: $135,000
    Summer associate: $2,569/week Atlanta, GA
    1st year: $150,000
    Summer associate: $2,907/week Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA
    1st year: $145,000
    Summer associate: $2,810/week

    Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas and Houston, TX; New York, NY; Washington, DC
    1st year: $160,000
    Summer associate: $3,100/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    178 out of 184 (includes 1Ls) (2013)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Antitrust & Competition Law
    Banking & Finance
    Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
    Business Restructuring & Reorganization
    Capital Markets
    Corporate Criminal Investigations
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    Environmental, Health & Safety
    Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
    Global Disputes
    Government Regulation
    Health Care
    Insurance Recovery
    Intellectual Property
    Issues & Appeals
    Labor & Employment
    Life Sciences
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Private Equity
    Projects & Infrastructure
    Real Estate
    Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA • Boston, MA • Chicago, IL • Cleveland, OH • Columbus, OH • Dallas, TX • Houston, TX • Irvine, CA • Los Angeles, CA • Miami, FL • New York, NY • Pittsburgh, PA • San Diego, CA • San Francisco, CA • Silicon Valley, CA • Washington, DC • Alkhobar (associate firm) • Amsterdam • Beijing • Brussels • Dubai • Dusseldorf • Frankfurt • Hong Kong • India • Jeddah (associate firm) • London • Madrid • Mexico City • Milan • Moscow • Munich • Paris • Perth • Riyadh (associate firm) • Sao Paulo • Shanghai • Singapore • Sydney • Taipei • Tokyo

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