Chambers USA 2021 ranks leading Jones Day practices and lawyers

The 2021 edition of Chambers USA: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Jones Day in 96 practice rankings, including 44 Band 1 & 2, and honors 176 Firm lawyers, who were named leading lawyers in the United States and earned 80 Band 1 & 2 rankings. The Firm now ranks in the top five firms by total number of practice rankings and in the top 10 firms by total number of individual rankings in Chambers USA. In addition, the Firm moved into Band 1 for International Arbitration.

Highlights from the 2021 edition include:

Jones Day achieved 18 Band 1 practice rankings, including four Nationwide, and 14 more spread across four states and two regional metropolitan areas:

USA Nationwide Band 1 Rankings

  • International Arbitration: Highly Regarded
  • Labor & Employment
  • Product Liability: Consumer Class Actions
  • Retail: Corporate & Transactional

USA State and Regional Metropolitan Area Band 1 Rankings

  • California: Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
  • District of Columbia: Labor & Employment
  • Georgia: Corporate/M&A
  • Georgia: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Ohio: Antitrust
  • Ohio: Banking & Finance
  • Ohio: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Ohio: Healthcare
  • Ohio: Insurance: Policyholder
  • Ohio: Intellectual Property
  • Ohio: Litigation: General Commercial
  • Ohio: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Ohio Northern: Corporate/M&A
  • Pittsburgh & Surrounds: Litigation: General Commercial

 Numerous clients commended Jones Day's work and lawyers, lauding "tremendous depth and uniformly good lawyers at both the senior and junior end," and "highly engaged, capable, and client-centric professionals." Clients also said: 

  • "Their strength is in being able to handle exceedingly complex cases and give their full attention to develop and execute defense strategies." 
  • "Jones Day has a very deep bench and is able to bring to bear as much horsepower as needed to deal with complex transactions, short turnarounds, or multiple parties. They're able to quickly bring the very best to an issue and do so very effectively and efficiently."
  • "The (Jones Day) team is terrific. They are knowledgeable, talented, personable and provide top-notch legal service. What is truly outstanding, though, is that the team always keeps its client's best interests at the forefront."
  • "(Jones Day lawyers) are highly responsive and have a subject matter expert for anything one could think of."
  • "Without exception, (Jones Day's) lawyers are extremely smart, extremely capable, very focused, and attentive to our matters and bring a lot of experience."
  • "(Jones Day) has a global reach and provides seamless work product across all work jurisdictions."
  • "An army of resources ready to tackle the most cutting-edge legal issues."

 29 Band 1 Lawyer Rankings

Mark J. Andreini: Insurance - Ohio

Bruce S. Bennett: Bankruptcy/Restructuring - California; Bankruptcy/Restructuring - USA - Nationwide

Richard H. Deane Jr.: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Georgia

Thomas Demitrack: Antitrust - Ohio

Eric Dreiband: Labor & Employment - District of Columbia

James R. Dutro: Healthcare - California

Michelle K. Fischer: Antitrust - Ohio

Hilda C. Galvan: Intellectual Property - Texas

Gregory M. Gordon: Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Texas

Michael J. Gray: Labor & Employment - Illinois

Calvin P. Griffith: Intellectual Property - Ohio

Gerald M. Griffith:  Healthcare - Illinois

David A. Grubman: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds

Charles W. Hardin Jr.: Corporate/M&A - Ohio: North

Jeffrey L. Kapp: Healthcare - Ohio

Kathy Keneally: Tax: Fraud - USA - Nationwide

Andrew M. Luger: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Minnesota

Michael J. McConnell: Litigation: Securities - Georgia

J. Bruce McDonald: Antitrust - Texas

Joan E. McKown: Securities: Regulation: Enforcement - USA - Nationwide

Daniel D. McMillan: Construction - California; Construction - USA - Nationwide

Robert A. Profusek: Corporate/M&A - New York

Rachel L. Rawson: Banking & Finance - Massachusetts; Banking & Finance - Ohio

Stephen G. Sozio: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Ohio

Lizanne Thomas: Corporate/M&A - Georgia

James R. Wooley: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Ohio

The Chambers USA rankings, based on interviews with lawyers and clients, look at a broad range of qualities, including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment to the client, to provide an independent assessment of counsel throughout the region. 

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.