France

Clients in France and around the world in all areas of business law are served by Jones Day's Paris-based lawyers through seamless collaboration with our worldwide offices.

Jones Day is one of the leading international law firms in France. In addition to work for our global clients, we advise a large part of the CAC 40 (top 40 listed companies), financial institutions, funds, and emerging companies.

Our Paris-based lawyers efficiently assist clients with multipractice and multijurisdictional issues. We counsel major business organizations on transactional and litigation services, along with the most complex regulatory, IP, labor, and tax issues.

Clients of our Paris Office benefit from our knowledge of European and global legal trends and issues. In all civil law countries, particularly throughout the African continent and in the Middle East, Jones Day assists both governments and private investors on a wide variety of legal reforms and international transactions and litigation.

Client service is Jones Day's most important value. Our lawyers first listen and understand our clients' needs, and then collaborate across practices and other offices to successfully handle client matters in a cost-effective manner.

Our Office

In 2010, Jones Day's Paris Office relocated to the Hôtel de Talleyrand, located on the Place de la Concorde. The move was made possible by an innovative public private partnership arrangement. Jones Day lawyers worked with the U.S. State Department to plan and complete the renovation of the historic building, which formerly served as the U.S. Consulate in Paris.

Contacts

Sophie Chevallier, Hiring Partner for Interns
Laetitia Holyst, Human Resources Coordinator

Jones Day
2, rue Saint-Florentin
75001 Paris, France

(T) +011.331.56.59.39.39

 

120
Paris Lawyers
42
Offices
2500
Lawyers Worldwide

Jones Day offers experienced lawyers a superior platform from which to develop their practices. Our global footprint attracts lawyers who seek a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused and team-oriented environment in which to practice. Our collaborative, global approach attracts lawyers searching for a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused, and team-oriented environment in which to practice.

Lawyers joining Jones Day have the opportunity to be part of a firm that has repeatedly earned high rankings for client service by the BTI Consulting Group, which bases its rankings on survey results from Fortune 1000 corporate counsel. We are proud of our unwavering commitment to client service, and expect all of our lawyers to share our dedication.

Depending on the specific needs of our offices and practices, we hire accomplished attorneys at various levels of experience. We always welcome inquiries from lawyers who share our commitment to providing outstanding client service.

Learn more about training, development and associate life.



The Paris Office typically relies on our trainee program when recruiting first-year and junior associates. Each practice in the office selects associates from among the former trainees based on its current needs. This works well for all involved because our trainees have become acquainted with the Firm, the Paris Office, and the lawyers with whom they will work—and the Firm has had the opportunity to learn about the interests and skill sets of the trainees—before they join our various practices.

Junior associates have the opportunity to attend the New Lawyer Academy, an annual event held in Washington, D.C. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other and learn what it means to be One Firm Worldwide. Our Firm leaders, partners, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions. Every year, our new lawyers take away from the Academy a sense of great pride and excitement about being part of the Firm.

The Paris Office welcomes trainee interns throughout the year for a three to six-month training period. Trainee interns join the practice of their choice and will participate in client matters under the guidance and authority of an experienced lawyer.

Applicants must have at least a Master's degree in French law as well as fluency in spoken and written English. The Firm prefers candidates who are admitted to the French bar school (EFB) and/or hold a dual degree (LLM or diploma from a French grande école such as HEC, ESSEC, ESCP-EAP, or Sciences Po). We hire most of our junior associates from among our interns.

 

Jones Day seeks to employ the most qualified people for every position in the Firm, continually delivering superior client service through professional excellence and teamwork. We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a stimulating work environment. When a position opens, it will appear, below, along with a link to an email to which you can attach your resume and a cover letter.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters and are not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with Jones Day. We also do not accept or retain resumes that do not relate to a specific, open position or resumes of individuals who do not meet the stated minimum qualifications for the position which has been posted.

Current Opportunities:

PARIS Billing Assistant – Billing & Collection Services (BCS)

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Billing Assistant is responsible for all aspects of drafting and finalizing client bills.  These responsibilities include: collaborating with Client Services Lawyers (CSL), legal secretaries, and others to ensure timely billing and collection; monitoring unbilled time; generating proformas; drafting bills; and confirming bills conform to billing arrangements. The Billing Assistant performs manual calculations, prepares write-up/write-down forms, obtains approvals, and prepares bill reports, fee and disbursement summaries and final bill. The Billing Assistant communicates with clients to resolve billing/collection issues, collaborates with CSLs on engagement letters, etc., and maintains client billing folders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Previous experience using Aderant Legal Billing Systems or similar database system preferred.
  • Proficiency in Excel.
  • Able to fluently speak, write, and read French and  English.

ONLY RESUMES (C.V.s) IN .PDF FORMAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AND REVIEWED 
Principals only - No search firms. 

To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and relevant results to parishr@jonesday.com.


PARIS Client Services Coordinator – Business Development & Communications (BD&C)

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Client Service Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and maintaining responses and materials related to specific client relationships, projects and budget management, compliance, and other information required by existing and prospective clients that seek to engage or renew us for participation in their preferred outside counsel provider programs or panels. 

Responsibilities include maintaining select client records and ensuring that contractual obligations are understood and communicated to the client team as defined in agreed outside counsel guidelines. This will require working closely with the relationship attorneys and liaising with key personnel across all Departments, Firm Administration and Management, as required.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Native French speaker; English-language fluency. 
  • Minimum of five years professional experience; some experience in the areas of compliance or risk management preferred. 
  • Law Firm experience preferred.

ONLY RESUMES (C.V.s) IN .PDF FORMAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AND REVIEWED
Principals only - No search firms.  To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and relevant results to parishr@jonesday.com.


PARIS Proposals Coordinator (Europe) – Business Development & Communications (BD&C)

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Proposals Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Firm’s strategic business development efforts through proposals to prospective and existing clients, as a core member of the Business Acquisition (BAU) team. The Coordinator will prepare business development proposals, with a primary focus on the European offices, but may support other global offices and proposals as needed. The Coordinator will prepare and coordinate responses for tenders, pitches, and responses to RFPs. This will include collating the Firm’s relevant experience and working with other Firm departments as needed to collect information to be used in pitch materials. The Coordinator reports to the Senior Proposals Manager, and Director and Associate Director of BD&C. The Coordinator is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing work product of the highest quality, and fostering an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The Coordinator is responsible for collaboration with other BD&C colleagues both within the European offices and beyond. Above all, the Manager must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner that is consistent with its visions, values and policies and promote the brand messages of the Firm.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Proficient in English and French.
  • Minimum of five years professional experience, Law Firm experience preferred.
  • Able to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion, to creatively solve problems and implement solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Able to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities, and handle many tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to establish positive and effective working relationships within the department, Office and Firm.

ONLY RESUMES (C.V.s) IN .PDF FORMAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AND REVIEWED 
Principals only - No search firms.

Please direct resumes/CVs to Craig Hardesty clevelandhr@jonesday.com

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