It’s no surprise that Jenner & Block has such a friendly, down-to-earth culture—the firm is known for its strong commitment to pro bono and public service. Top-notch attorneys come here not just because they want to do good work—they want to do good. With more than 400 litigators and dispute lawyers, Jenner & Block has leading international litigation arbitration, and investigations practices. Jenner & Block also boasts a top-notch appellate team.
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Landing a spot at Jenner is competitive—it not only requires top credentials, but the right personality and a commitment to public service. Attorneys here are kind, supportive, and down-to-earth. The firm is social but not overly so—it’s okay to have a life outside of work. Partners are appreciative of associates’ efforts and are generous with feedback. While the firm is open about financial information, there is a consensus that transparency into billable hours and bonuses could be better. Salary is market, but associates need to hit 2,100 hours all in for bonus eligibility—of these, the target is 2,000 client billables, but bonuses are paid out to those with less. There are currently some growing pains with a new assignment system, but associates are hopeful it will lead to more...
From its Windy City roots, Jenner & Block has grown to a firm of more than 500 lawyers in offices in Chicago; London; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; and Washington, DC. The client roster is a blend of established corporate institutions—and trendy players in the worlds of business, the arts and entertainment, and technology. The firm is also known for its values, especially its commitment to pro bono.
A Litigation Star Is Born
The firm now known as Jenner & Block was founded in 1914 as Newman, Poppenhusen & Stern by a trio of lawyers with big-name Chicago firm pedigrees. In its early years, the firm advised the city’s banks, mortgage houses, and blue-collar corporations. Once the 1920s roared around, however, the firm took on ...
Jenner & Block is known for its ability to secure major litigation victories for clients from the trial level through appeal in jurisdictions around the world; for its sophisticated corporate transactional practice; and for its unyielding commitment to public service. Clients from around the world trust Jenner & Block with their most complex and challenging matters.
Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations every day by providing the highest caliber legal counsel and advice; to contribute to the legal profession; to maintain our long tradition of public and community service; and to provide an unrivaled environment for superior talent. Located in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC, our more than 500 lawyers offer substantial experience across a broad range of legal areas. Throughout our more than a century of service, we have grown because of our dedication and unwavering commitment to our clients, to the bar, to our people and to public service. Leading independent outlets have recognized us as an elite law firm and among the top-tier firms most committed to pro bono service throughout the profession.