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Jones Day

Headquarters: 51 Louisiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Lawyers: 2,500+
Managing Partner: Stephen Brogan
Privately held


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Jones Day is a top law firm based in Washington, DC with locations on five continents.

The firm's expertise covers the spectrum of transactional, litigation, regulatory, and tax matters facing it clients. Here are the following areas of practice:

- Antitrust & Competition Law
- Banking & Finance
- Business Restructuring & Reorganization
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Criminal Investigations
- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
- Energy
- Environmental, Health & Safety
- Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
- Government Regulation
- Health Care
- Insurance Recovery
- Intellectual Property
- International Litigation & Arbitration
- Issues & Appeals
- Labor & Employment
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Product Liability & Tort Litigation
- Real Estate
- Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
- Tax
- Trial Practice

What is unique about the Jones Day firm is that lawyers are paid entirely in salary with no bonus component. Salaries are not based on billable hours recorded.


Jones Day traces its beginnings to the firm of Blandin & Rice, formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1893. Edward J. Blandin was one of the most noted litigators in Cleveland; he later was elected President of the Cleveland Bar Association, becoming the first of nine Jones Day partners to be so honored. William Rice was a successful business lawyer. They took on one associate, Frank Ginn, and the Firm rapidly expanded. Tragedy struck in 1910, when Rice was mysteriously murdered while walking home from dinner. Despite an investigation led by his close friend William Cromwell (of New York’s Sullivan & Cromwell), the murder was never solved.

The Firm survived this shock, and in 1913 Frank Ginn became the first of what have been only seven Managing Partners of Jones Day in the near-century since that time. Other successful lawyers joined the Firm, including the state’s leading utilities lawyer, Sheldon Tolles, and a leading railroad lawyer, Tom Hogsett. By 1920, Cleveland had become the fifth largest city in the United States, the home of many large industrial corporations, and the Firm was known as Tolles, Hogsett, Ginn & Morley. It included in its associate ranks two future leaders, Tom Jones and Jack Reavis.


Approved Leave.  The Firm provides four weeks of vacation and a reasonable amount of sick leave per year. Vacation days are pro-rated if the employee begins late in the year.

Back-up Child Care.  The Firm provides backup child care in the event that the regular care-giver is not available.  A nominal daily charge may be required.

Bar Expenses.  The Firm pays for Bar review courses and the Bar Exam fees associated with becoming admitted in the jurisdiction in which the associate will practice.  These payments are in addition to the summer living stipend.

Blackberry.  The Firm will reimburse the monthly fee and up to $200 to cover the costs of a blackberry device.  Associates are eligible for a replacement device every 24 months.

Part-time/Flex-time.  A variety of flexible and part-time arrangements are available to meet the needs of individual lawyers.  Associates may propose a part-time arrangement, and such arrangements are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Association Membership.  The Firm pays the annual dues for the primary State Bar membership and for one local bar association.

Professional Development/CLE.  The Firm offers a variety of in-house courses which are pre-approved to meet mandatory CLE requirements and also reimburses for certain outside seminar expenses.

Relocation.  Reasonable moving and travel expenses are covered for incoming associates who live more than 50 miles from the office.

Summer Living Stipend.  In addition to other payments and reimbursements, the Firm pays a stipend to assist with living costs for recent graduates who are sitting for the Bar Exam.

Paid Medical, Maternity and Family Leave.  The Firm provides salary continuation in the event of a major illness or medical condition, including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, as follows: full salary and benefits for up to the first 13 weeks of continuous disability and 75% of salary and full benefits for up to the 14th through 26th weeks of continuous disability.  For routine childbirth (including cesarean-section births), the Firm will assume an eight-week disability period, unless we are notified that the Associate is disabled for a longer period.  Further, in the event an Associate has a newborn or newly adopted child, or a child with a serious illness or medical condition that necessitates the Associate's absence from the office to care for the child, the Firm provides up to four weeks of paid family leave with fringe benefits continuing as though actively at work.  Thus the available leave for routine childbirth generally includes an eight-week paid medical leave and a four-week paid family leave, for a total of twelve weeks paid leave, and with approval, up to an additional 12 weeks of unpaid leave with benefits continued at the Associate's expense.


  • 401(k) Supplemental Savings Plan for Retirement
  • Medical/Dental Insurance
  • Medical/Dental for Domestic Partners
  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • Group Long Term Disability Insurance/Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance/Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance for Spouses and Dependent Children
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • College Savings Plans (Section 529)
  • Personal Assistance Program
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Benefit

Updated November 19, 2011

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