Jones Day’s German offices seek candidates for our 2022 Ukraine Junior Lawyer Program. The program is available for advanced students enrolled in a Ukrainian law school and to recent graduates interested in working in a global law firm.

Learn more about the program here.

Jones Day opened the Frankfurt Office in 1991, expanded to Munich in 2003, and opened in Düsseldorf in 2012. The Firm's commitment to its German practice reflects the critical role Germany plays in the global economy and its status as one of the most important legal markets in the world. As German investment expands internationally, Jones Day provides clients with sophisticated analysis and risk assessment of new markets, and zealously defends its clients' interests.

Bijan Tavakoli, European Counsel at Jones Day in Frankfurt, answers the question, "Why Jones



Our Offices

Jones Day's most recent entry to Germany, the Düsseldorf Office serves the local business community, a focal point of Germany's industrial activities, along with new market entrants from Europe, the United States, and Asia. Like every Jones Day office, Düsseldorf is fully integrated across the region and the Firm. Our lawyers regularly work on matters with colleagues from offices all over the world. Even purely local matters frequently include team members from outside Düsseldorf.

Düsseldorf has maintained the charm of a start-up office. As with the rest of the Firm, the hierarchy is flat, allowing even our newest attorneys to assume leadership roles. Young lawyers regard their peers as friends and work colleagues. We are dedicated to promoting this collegial, collaborative work atmosphere. New lawyers are drawn to Düsseldorf's cosmopolitan atmosphere, upscale shopping, and Rhein waterfront views, but especially to the opportunity to become a part of a truly global firm while working closely with colleagues in a dynamic location.

Recruiting Contacts:
Johannes Zöttl, Hiring Partner
Nadia Garcia, Office Administrator

Jones Day
Neuer Stahlhof
Breite Straße 69
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

(T) +49.211.5406.5500

When Jones Day Frankfurt opened in 1991, it was one of the first U.S. law firm offices in Germany.

Like every Jones Day office, Frankfurt is fully integrated across the Firm. Our lawyers regularly work on matters with colleagues from the Firm's offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Asia, and Australia.

The Frankfurt Office is conveniently located in the center of the city, adjacent to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In many respects the office mirrors the city. Frankfurt is a dynamic modern town that attracts people and businesses from all over the world, yet is small enough to not feel impersonal. The countryside beyond the city offers many recreational options, including challenging mountain bike tours at the Feldberg and tours of the nearby vineyards of the Rheingau.

Recruiting Contacts:
Amy Kläsener, Hiring Partner
Markus Ledwina, Hiring Partner

Jones Day
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6
60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

(T) +49.69.9726.3939

Since opening in 2003, the Munich Office continues to grow. In conjunction with our offices in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, our attorneys advise international and German clients on a full range of matters relevant to leading corporations doing business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Our offices are located next to the Bavarian National Museum on Prinzregentenstrasse, one of the main boulevards in Munich. Our lawyers maintain relationships with the local business community and are active members of the German-American Chamber of Commerce and the German-Japanese Association in Bavaria. We are also active in various cultural organizations, including the Association of Friends of the Salzburg Festival.

We work closely with lawyers in other Jones Day offices throughout the world to ensure that we bring to bear the best resources of the Firm for our clients.

Recruiting Contact:
Adriane U. Sturm, Hiring Partner

Jones Day
Prinzregentenstr. 11
80538 Munich, Germany

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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 German offices offer short-term internships to university students in a variety of practices (Praktikanten). We also offer mid-term internships to law school graduates who already passed their first exam (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter). All legal interns are invited to attend our internal training programs and seminars and work under the guidance of an experienced attorney.

The German offices recruit mid-level to senior students and law school graduates with a strong academic background, fluency in English and an outgoing personality who are likely to pass their exams with distinction.

We offer positions for Referendare for their Wahlstation and/or Anwaltsstation. Trainee lawyers work in the practice area of their choice with the opportunity to be integrated in various teams of lawyers working on matters in different practices. Trainee lawyers actively participate in our regular training programs and seminars.

We are looking for Referendare with strong legal skills (as reflected in the results of their first exam), team spirit, and fluency in English.

Highly qualified Referendare can apply for a position in Jones Day's foreign offices during Wahlstation as part of a package that includes Anwaltsstation in Germany.


Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich offer newly qualified and experienced lawyers a superior platform from which to develop their practices. Our global footprint has always attracted lawyers whose ambition has outgrown firms with more limited visions, resources, and footprints. Our One Firm Worldwide approach is the perfect fit for beginning lawyers who seek a client-focused and team-oriented environment in which to practice. All associates actively participate in our regular legal and soft skill training programs and seminars.

Lawyers at the start of their careers join our New Lawyers Group, where they have the opportunity to gain exposure to different practices and lawyering styles before making a commitment to a specific practice. New lawyers 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.


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:

FRANKFURT Paralegal, Intellectual Property

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Duties include providing administrative support in registering patents and designs in Germany and internationally; participating in the maintenance and defense of industrial property rights; as well as maintaining the central database and monitoring deadlines.  

Required Qualifications:

Training and/or experience in the patent system;
Excellent written and oral communications skills in English & German;
Good interpersonal and communications skills;
Mastery of MS Office applications;
Service oriented, reliable, resilient and flexible.  

Principals only - No search firms.
The current contact email address for applications, resumes and certificates is

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