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Our Survey Says

VAULT'S VERDICT:

Jones Day may have begun in the Midwest, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t elite—the firm is often involved in high-profile cases with important and influential clients. To be a part of the Jones Day team, top grades from top schools help, but many regional offices hire from local law school programs. The firm wants associates to be collaborative, congenial, and respectful. Social events are plentiful, and associates appreciate the down-to-earth culture. Jones Day associates work hard but feel the lack of a hard billable hour requirement allows for better work-life balance. Partners at the firm are truly invested in associate growth, as many partners started out as summer associates themselves. Formal reviews are conducted annually, but partners regularly give associates feedback on their assignments and encourage working above their weight. Mentorship and training are strong at the firm, starting with the “New Lawyers’ Academy” in Washington, DC. Associate reviews are mixed on the firm’s lack of bonuses and black-box compensation, but most agree the meritocracy system of rewarding excellent work with above-market wages is fair. The firm has formal wellness efforts in place, but associates are elated that kindness and respect for time away from the office is the norm at Jones Day. Pro bono hours are unlimited and readily available for associates, including extensive involvement with asylum issues in Laredo, Texas. Diversity is also on the rise at the firm—associates feel the firm is devoted to supporting and promoting diverse attorneys, including people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals.

Jones Day

51 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2113
Phone: (202) 879-3939

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Gregory M. Shumaker
Firmwide Hiring Partner: Sharyl A. Reisman
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
2.5K - 3K
No. of Partners Named 2023:
45
Billable-Hour Requirement:
2,000

Base Salary

1st year: $225,000 / year

Employment Contact

Shari Friedman
Firm Director of Recruiting
(212) 326-3949
sfriedman@jonesday.com
Recruiting contacts for all Jones Day office locations are available at jonesday.com/careers.

No. of U.S. Offices: 18

No. of International Offices: 22

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
Beijing
Brisbane
Brussels
Dubai
Düsseldorf
Frankfurt
Hong Kong
London
Madrid
Melbourne
Mexico City
Milan
Munich
Paris
Perth
São Paulo
Shanghai
Singapore
Sydney
Taipei
Tokyo

Major Departments

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