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.
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.
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.
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.