About Jones Day.
All law firms seek to serve clients effectively. Some do it more consistently than others. Jones Day ranked highly in the BTI Consulting Group's 2014 "Client Service A-Team" ranking, which identifies the top 30 law firms for client service through a national survey of corporate counsel. "Blazing the trail for superior client service delivery, Jones Day earns Best of the Best status in 9 key activities, including Understanding the Client's Business and Helping to Advise on Business Issues—where Jones Day has earned top honors for an impressive 9 consecutive years." Jones Day has also ranked in the Top 10 every year since 2000 in the Corporate Board Member/FTI Consulting annual survey of the best corporate law firms. These are just two indications that our focus on serving our clients' needs, and not on the financial metrics that are so commonly used today to measure law firm performance, is recognized by our clients, who reward us with more opportunities to help them meet their interests.
Jones Day is organized as a true partnership, and it operates as such; we are not an LLP or LLC or some other quasi-corporate entity. We see ourselves as a global legal institution based on a set of principles to which a large number of men and women can commit – principles that have a social purpose and permanence, that transcend individual interests. While this may well be a more sociological description than you would see on most law firm web sites, and no doubt is subject to a skeptical reaction from many when they first read or hear it, we believe it accurately describes one important aspect of what makes Jones Day the client service organization that it is.
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- The firm got a victory in the United States Supreme Court for plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) - an entity created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and charged with setting public company auditing standards and investigating and disciplining public company auditing firms.
- Winning a victory in the United States Supreme Court for energy companies challenging an appellate decision holding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could retrospectively abrogate arms-length contracts for power entered into by sophisticated business entities absent a showing of an excessive burden to consumers.
- Litigating at the appellate level U.S. v. Winstar, a case that vindicated the contractual rights of thrift savings institutions negatively affected by the Federal Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).
- Challenging arbitrary assessments under the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, which culminated in partial invalidation of the statute.
- Winning a victory for seven airlines that challenged a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that would have regulated the airlines in new and onerous ways, but which did not comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act.
- Handling numerous cases involving electoral redistricting and claims under the Voting Rights Act.
Area of practice
Jones Day. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.
Antitrust & Competition Law
Banking & Finance
Business & Tort Litigation
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Corporate Criminal Investigations
Cybersecurity Privacy & Data Protection
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Environmental Health & Safety
Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
Issues & Appeals
Labor & Employment
Projects & Infrastructure
Securities Litigation & Sec Enforcement
Awards and recognitions
The firm's commitment to client service has repeatedly earned the firm first-place ratings from The BTI Consulting Group, an organization that monitors client satisfaction with legal services. The annual ranking is based on independent, individual interviews with more than 300 Fortune 1000 general counsel.
Since the inception of the BTI Client Service ranking eleven years ago, Jones Day has ranked number one seven times.
In key client service criteria, the firm was recognized as among the "Best of the Best" (Tier 1) in Breadth of Service, Understanding the Client's Business, Keeping Clients Informed, and Legal Skills, among several other categories.
Year after year in surveys by the BTI Consulting Group it has been recognized for award-winning client service, becoming the only firm to earn top rating year after year.
Jones Day's litigation team in London was recognized by Legal Week at the 2009 British Legal Awards and was named "Litigation and Regulatory Team of the Year"
A client satisfaction survey organized by Legal Week Intelligence, ranked Jones Day among the U.K.'s "top-performing firms" in the international firm category
Their consistent high performance has earned the firm a place among the elite firms elected to the BTI Client Service Hall of Fame.
A demonstration of the firm's commitment to diversity is the fact that the firm's lawyers come from all over the world. Their lawyers are from 27 countries and they speak 55 languages. Kevyn Orr is the Hiring and Diversity Partner at Jones Day and he says "that when we say we support collegiality, that we work as a team and that we are fair and balanced, we are speaking the truth."
Jones Day is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys and law students from a variety of backgrounds. The firms says that it seeks a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, and provides those candidates an opportunity to observe for themselves their commitment to hiring, developing, and promoting women, minorities, and other diverse groups.
Summer associate program
Jones Day seeks lawyers who will thrive in the exceptionally supportive, nonhierarchical, team environment that is the hallmark of Jones Day. Their lawyers must share the firm's non-negotiable fundamental principles: exemplary integrity, a selfless dedication to the Firm and a sense of responsibility and initiative that leads them to take ownership of assignments and to complete them at the highest level of quality legal service.
The firms says that their Summer associates have a sense of involvement in the firm and leave with an accurate picture of what being a Jones Day lawyer is like. They say that most candidates, following their Summer associate program experience return to join.
A $10,000 summer living stipend is paid on June 1 to those who are taking the July Bar Exam. Bar Exam Review Course and Bar Exam Fees are paid by the firm in addition to the stipend. A relocation expense package is also provided.
Summer associate salary in Washington is $13,333 monthly. A one-time stipend to assist with relocation expenses will be paid to summer associates at the beginning of the summer.
Working for the Jones Day.
Employees rate working at Jones Day a great experience and find the people and the atmosphere outstanding. The worker is assured of working in culture of teamwork and mutual support as the firm takes it's mentoring and evaluation obligations seriously and provides continual support and guidance ensuring that the employees have a well-rounded perspective of the firm, its practice areas, and its people. Work spans multiple offices and practices, assuring exposure to a variety of lawyers and different styles of practice. Moreover, it is a matter of prestige to work for an internationally renowned fully integrated, global law firm with remarkable stability.