Jenner & Block, L.L.P.

Jenner & Block, L.L.P.

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:
353 N. Clark St., | Chicago | IL | 60654
Phone: 312-222-9350  | Fax: 312-527-0484 

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Year of establishment 1914 Number of Partners 205
Number of offices 4 Partner:associate ratio 0.90
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 25.10
Number of attorneys 450 Percentage of minority attorneys 16.90
Number of associates 238 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 5.00
Jenner & Block, L.L.P.
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Jenner & Block is defined by the exceptional results we produce, the values we share, the clients we serve and most importantly, our lawyers. Jenner & Block lawyers consistently deliver excellence in the most complex and demanding legal matters, both litigation and transactions. They do not consider the practice of law a job, but rather a calling to serve clients, the profession and the community. No matter what legal challenge is presented, our powerful combination of experience, professionalism and teamwork helps clients achieve their goals. Founded in 1914, Jenner & Block is a law firm of international reach with approximately 450 lawyers. Our firm has been widely recognized for producing outstanding results in corporate transactions and securing significant litigation victories from the trial level through the United States Supreme Court. Companies and individuals around the world trust Jenner & Block with their most sensitive and consequential matters. Our clients range from the top ranks of the Fortune 500, large privately held corporations and financial services institutions to emerging companies, family-run businesses and individuals. We have earned our reputation as a litigation powerhouse. The 350 lawyers in our nationally recognized litigation department have won impressive victories in complex and challenging cases in a broad range of substantive areas of law and across a wide variety of industries, before federal, state and administrative courts and in arbitrations. We have achieved landmark rulings on behalf of clients in matters before the United States Supreme Court — our appellate advocates have presented 18 oral arguments to the Court in the last 10 terms, and we also have an extensive amicus practice.

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Jenner & Block, L.L.P. Reviews

- Reviewed on July 01, 2017

This is probably a decent fit for many new associates. You may very well thrive at this firm. But get to know the management first before applying.

Pros : At this firm, associates and partners alike are subject to ethical standards which they may not be used to. That is probably because the firm is not interested in getting into ethical hot water.
Cons : The partnership track is not well-defined. The managing partners do not appear interested in bringing on new management at this time and it is not clear when that might change. If you want to make partner, this may not be the firm for you.

Notable cases

  • January 2012: Jenner & Block won a significant victory for client Dow Chemical Company when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a $61.7 million damages award the firm had initially won on behalf of the manufacturer in 2010.
  • Jenner & Block Wins Dismissal of Putative Securities Class Action Suit Against EMCORE: On September 28, 2012, Jenner & Block achieved a significant victory on behalf of its client EMCORE Corporation and several of EMCORE's senior officers and directors. The New Mexico federal district court granted defendants' motion to dismiss a putative securities class action.
  • Jenner & Block Represents QSSI in Acquisition by OptumInsight: Jenner & Block recently represented QSSI, Inc., which is a Maryland-based U.S. government contractor that specializes in sophisticated health care IT architecture and implementation, in its acquisition by OptumInsight. The transaction closed at the end of September 2012.
  • Firm Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Warner Bros. and Fox: Jenner & Block Partners Andrew H. Bart and Andrew J. Thomas achieved a significant victory when they won the dismissal of a copyright infringement suit against Firm clients Warner Bros. and Fox Entertainment Group.

Awards and recognitions

Jenner & Block Named to American Lawyer A-List: Jenner & Block has been named to The American Lawyer's 2012 A-List. It recognizes the 20 most elite law firms across the country for outstanding performance in the areas of revenue generation, pro bono commitment, associate satisfaction and diversity representation.

Jenner & Block Named Nation's Top Firm for Pro Bono by The American Lawyer: Jenner & Block has been recognized as the No. 1 law firm in the country for pro bono service by The American Lawyer magazine in its annual pro bono rankings. More than 71,000 hours of pro bono service were provided by Jenner & Block attorneys in 2011 in a wide range of matters.

National Law Journal Recognizes Jenner & Block's Appellate Practice for Fourth Year in a Row: Jenner & Block has been named to The National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List" for the fourth consecutive year.


At Jenner and Block, diversity is given prime importance to promote inclusion within the firm and profession as well as the community and society. The firm is deeply committed to equality and social justice. It deeply believes that diverse teams arrive at better and more creative legal solutions. The firm adheres to its core values and expects every individual in the firm to take up personal responsibility for supporting diversity within the organization and even fostering an inclusive environment. The organization is proud that its efforts have received high recognition and its legal matters have created a great social impact.

The firm recognizes that it is essential for a diverse team of attorneys to provide its clients with the best possible legal services. For this reason, it focuses on hiring and developing lawyers who reflect the kaleidoscopic nature of cultures in the country and create an environment wherein everyone feels included and is respected for their ability to contribute fully.

The firm has a variety of policies as well as support structures in place to promote and maintain the diversity of programs that it has in place. The efforts of the firm are guided by the firm's diversity and inclusion committee that has existed at the firm since 20 years. This is also supported by an associate board that consists of 16 associates that have been appointed throughout the firm.

Additionally the firm also provides leadership, sponsorship and financial support to various associations and organizations which are focused on promoting diversity within the legal profession. Some of the examples include the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia and Illinois, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), and the Hispanic Bar Association, just to name a few. The firm also supports and participates in conferences such as the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association's Lavender Law annual conference, the National Bar Association Commercial Litigation Conference, the American Bar Association's Spirit of Excellence Awards and the North American South Asian Bar Association conference. Also, the members of the Firm serve in various leadership positions in a variety of professional organizations which pursue equality and diversity in the legal profession.

Moreover, the firm also works with schools as well as other organizations to build diverse group of students who are interested in the legal profession. At the same time, the firm also demonstrates the importance of diversity as well as inclusion through the work on various national level legal matters that have far reaching impact. It has played an active role in many major cases that have made the firm proud of its achievements when it comes to diversity.

Summer associate program

Jenner and Block recruits a diverse and talented summer associate class across its offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC offices. The summer associate program is designed to give candidates a sense of what it is like to work at Jenner & Block. It gives them a feeling of its people, work, values, and culture. Summer associates have the opportunity to work on client matters, attend training programs, social events and determine if the firm is the right fit after their graduation.

The firm hosted 37 summer associates in their Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DCC offices. Jenner and Block anticipate a similar size program in 2013. Summer associates are chosen based on a broad range of credentials that includes academic credentials, relevant experience and results which are based on face to face interviews. The process usually begins with an on-campus interview that is followed by interviews at the Firm. Summer associates have the opportunity of working on a broad range of projects such as participating in training programs and attending social activities.

The program is designed to help candidates work on a broad range of projects as well as participate in the training programs and even attend social activities. The program is designed in such a manner to experience how the firm participates in pro bono activities, training and development activities within an inclusive and diverse environment. At the firm, summer associates are assigned mentors who help ensure that the students have a successful experience by helping them to select assignments and manage your workload as well as meet new people during their stay at the firm. Mentors are responsible to answer any question that they may have during their time at the firm.

Summer associates are assigned mentors during the summer program. Your mentor helps ensure that you have a successful experience by helping you select assignments, manage your workload and meet people. Your mentor is there to answer any questions that you may have during your time at the Firm.

Working for the Jenner & Block, L.L.P.

Working for Jenner Block can be a pleasing and fulfilling experience. The firm hires attorneys with a broad range of interesting and varied backgrounds. The firm attracts many capable and sophisticated lawyers with exemplary backgrounds and high capabilities. These lawyers are leaders in their own fields. Candidates who are looking for sophisticates work and top notch training as well as top notch training including professional development are welcome to apply.

Additionally, colleagues at Jenner Block have a broad and deep commitment to pro bono as well as public service. In addition to a diverse and collegial work environment, the firm appreciates team work, collaboration as well as strategic thinking. As soon as an attorney accepts an offer from Jenner and Block, the lateral orientation program assists in their successful transfer to the Firm. They are also matched with mentors who can help them quickly integrate with the firm.


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer & Block was founded in 1914 and is a national firm of approximately 450 attorneys with offices in Chicago, New York...

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