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At a Glance


“Support for pro bono.”

“Being able to rotate through several practice groups early in my career has been invaluable”

“The people and the culture are why I came to Jones Day and why I am still here.”


“Lack of transparency.”

“The hours are unpredictable.”

“No bonuses.”

About Jones Day


A heavy hitter with a hand in most major areas of law and an internationally recognized prowess in litigation, Jones Day boasts 42 offices in 17 countries, spread over five continents. The firm’s booming practices include antitrust, appellate litigation, financial markets, international law, IP, labor and employment, M&A, private equity, securities, and securities litigation—to name a handful.

A Worldwide Firm with 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 around the world. 


For the fifth consecutive year, BTI Consulting Group has ranked Jones Day No. 1 in Client Service, and, for more than a decade, BTI Consulting Group has named Jones Day a Client Service All-Star. The firm is one of only eight in the U.S. to consistently achieve this ranking, which reflects feedback from corporate counsel to identify lawyers who provide the best service in the nation. Jones Day has also been recognized as a “most recommended firm” for 19 consecutive years by BTI Consulting. The firm’s practice spans multiple industries, including aviation, biotechnology, construction, defense, energy, financial services, insurance, life sciences, media, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and much more.

Among the firm’s top practices is labor & employment. Jones Day is consistently among the top 10 of Vault’s Labor & Employment ranking and handles employment discrimination, collective bargaining, wage and hour compliance, benefits claims—and everything in between.

The firm’s Issues & Appeals group is also highly regarded—and highly ranked, placing third in Vault’s Appellate Litigation ranking. The group is stacked with more than 45 former SCOTUS clerks and over 150 former federal appellate law clerks. That’s what we call experience. The firm has repeatedly been named to The National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List. 

With just over 300 lawyers in its Financial Markets group, Jones Day has a bustling cross-border transactional practice with lawyers across 15 countries. Add to that the firm’s Private Equity group—ranked among the top 25 by Vault—which counsels many of the world's leading private equity funds on the full range of complementary services relevant to sponsors, portfolio companies, and emerging companies. 

That’s A Lot of Good

Jones Day lawyers annually log more than 132,000 hours of pro bono service, assisting organizations such as The Human Trafficking Legal Center, Kids in Need of Defense, the Innocence Project, and others, while tackling issues like anti-human trafficking, First Amendment rights, access to the rule of law, veterans’ affairs, and the plight of refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

COVID-19 Update

Our summer associate classes make up the most important pipeline for the Firm.  In the summer of 2021, we offered the option of a 10-week remote program in all offices. Some of our offices were able to begin the summer with in-person programs for summer associates interested and able to attend in-person. As COVID restrictions lifted, we were able to host many of our summer associates in-person across the country. Almost all of our summer associates spent some time with us in-person, some working in the office, some for training programs, and some for meet-and-greet social events. Our program across our 18 U.S. offices included 170 students from 52 law schools, and 11 SEO fellows.  Our lawyers and office recruiting teams worked hard (and creatively) to ensure that our summer associates still had the same multifaceted summer experience as years past, as well as the same opportunities to meet our lawyers, preview careers at Jones Day, and learn about our culture, history, and values.

We expect to participate in recruitment activities at law schools throughout the U.S. this coming year. 

News & Awards

  • #1 in Client Service, 2021—BTI Consulting "Client Service A-Team" report
  • Fearsome Foursome, 2021—BTI Consulting "Litigation Outlook" report
  • Practice Groups of the Year (Appellate, Construction, Employment, Health Care, White Collar), 2020—Law360
  • Band 1 Labor & Employment Practice (15 consecutive years), 2021—Chambers USA
  • Appellate Hot List, 2020—National Law Journal
Jones Day

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

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Stephen J. Brogan
Firmwide Hiring Partner: Sharyl A. Reisman
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
2.5K - 3K
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
Expectation is 2,000 hours.

Base Salary

All U.S. offices:
1st year: $210,000

Employment Contact

Shari Friedman
Firm Director of Recruiting
(212) 326-3949
Recruiting contacts for all Jones Day office locations are available at

No. of U.S. Offices: 18

No. of International Offices: 23

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
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC I Amsterdam
Hong Kong
Mexico City
São Paulo
Saudi Arabia

Major Departments

Antitrust & Competition Law
Business & Tort Litigation
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Financial Markets
Global Disputes
Government Regulation
Health Care & Life Sciences
Insurance Recovery
Intellectual Property
Investigations & White Collar Defense
Issues & Appeals
Labor & Employment
Private Equity
Real Estate
Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.