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Jenner & Block LLP

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Jenner & Block is a Chicago-based law firm that has four offices across the United States. Founded in 1914, Jenner & Block specializes in corporate transactions and litigation. The firm was recently ranked #43 in Vault's 2011 Top 100 Law firms and is ranked #8 for diversity and #1 for LGBT.[1] 



Whether at the trial level or arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court, Jenner and Block is a litigation powerhouse that delivers the results that their high-paying clients expect. Exceeding client expectations, serve the firm, continue learning, respect and reward our people, and serving the community are the values that the firm imposes on every employee.[2] 

The firm is consistently recognized for its commitment to encouraging LGBT lawyers in the workplace. Ranked #1 for "Diversity for Gays and Lesbians," the firm not only supports lawyers but has also played key roles in some of the more important civil rights cases relating to LGBT.[3]

Committed to various pro bono activities, Jenner & Block looks to make an impact. The firm's service touches upon a range of societal issues, including: the constitutionality of lethal injection, fair housing matters, and the human rights of Guantanamo Bay prisoners.[4]

Jenner & Block Practice Areas

Jenner & Blocks offers a number of specialized practice areas:[5]

  • Corporate
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Government Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Employment
  • Creative Content
  • Defense & Aerospace
  • ERISA Litigation
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Securities
  • Products Liability & Mass Tort Defense

Jenner & Block Offices

Jenner & Block has four offices all located in the United States[6]:

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C.
  • Chicago

Jenner & Block Size

450 attorneys spread throughout the four office locations.

Jenner & Block Recruiting

When looking for new attorneys, Jenner & Block looks for those individuals with strong oral and written communication skills in addition to top academic credentials. One of the core values of the firm is to continue teaching their attorneys and also sponsoring numerous professional development programs.[7]

Jenner & Block Salary and Bonuses

Jenner & Block provides a competitive salary for its employees. Associates are required to bill 2,000 hours in addition to 50 hours of pro bono work a year. 

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year

6th Year

  • Salary based on February 2007 figures.[8]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Jenner-&-Block-LLP?companyId=1646
  2. http://www.jenner.com/firm/ourfirm.asp?type=Values%20and%20Mission
  3. http://www.jenner.com/firm/ourfirm.asp?type=LGBT%20Diversity
  4. http://www.jenner.com/probono/probono.asp
  5. http://www.hoganlovells.com/practiceareas/
  6. http://www.jenner.com/firm/offices.asp
  7. http://www.jenner.com/careers_new/Testimonial3.asp?ID=000014170424
  8. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=IL0500


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