Jones Day at a Glance


  • “Positive and team-focused work environment”
  • “Flexibility in choosing work”
  • “Sophistication of work”


  • “Technology”
  • “Unpredictable schedule”
  • “Sometimes it is hard to know where you stand”

The Buzz

  • “Friendly”
  • “Supreme Court clerks galore”
  • “Conservative culture”
  • “Behemoth”

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 Cleveland in 1893 by Judge Edwin Blandin and William Lowe Rice, Jones Day made its name by representing Midwestern manufacturers and transportation companies. 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 that 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; Proctor & Gamble, which regularly seeks advice from the firm in the areas of M&A, litigation and IP, to name a few; 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.


July 2015

Calculated Growth
Jones Day opens new office in Detroit bringing the total office count to 17 in the United States and 42 worldwide.

May 2015

Welcome Home
Kevyn Orr returned to Jones Day and assumed the duties of Partner in Charge of the Washington office. Kevyn was the Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit during chapter 9 bankruptcy and restructuring.

April 2015

M&A Mavericks
Jones Day ranked No. 1 for M&A deals worldwide each quarter since 2000 according to Bloomberg.

February 2015

Jones Day receives top ratings year after year in surveys by The BTI Consulting Group. Seven Jones Day lawyers were chosen by clients as "Client Service All-Stars" in BTI Consulting Group's 2015 survey. No other firm had a higher number of lawyers recognized.

LGBT Diversity Leaders
Jones Day has launched a new website that comprehensively surveys and tracks changes in laws governing the legal recognition of same-sex relationships around the world for which it received an Award for Excellence from Chambers USA in the category of Diversity. The site is available for use without charge.

November 2014

Rebuilding the Motor City
Jones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts.

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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 2015: 2,400

  • 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
    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; Miami, FL
    1st year: $160,000
    Summer associate: $3,100/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    157 out of 159 (U.S. offices/1Ls included) (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Antitrust & Competition Law
    Banking & Finance
    Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
    Business Restructuring & Reorganization
    Capital Markets
    Corporate Criminal Investigations
    Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    Environmental, Health & Safety
    Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
    Global Disputes
    Government Regulation
    Health Care & Life Sciences
    Insurance Recovery
    Intellectual Property
    Issues & Appeals
    Labor & Employment
    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 • Detroit, MI • 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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