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Awards & Rankings

Jones Day's Labor & Employment Practice ranked Tier 1 Practice by Chambers, The Legal 500, Law 360, and U.S. News & World Report

October 2018


Jones Day's Labor & Employment Practice is widely recognized for the breadth of its knowledge and experience as well as the strength of its multi-disciplinary and multi-office teams around the globe, with more than 150 counselors and litigators, located in offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Chambers USA
Awarded #1 Labor Practice in the United States (2018, 2017, 2014) 

"Jones Day's first-rate Labor & Employment department continues to be a  go-to destination for high-profile clients, including major blue-chip companies. The team's excellence in wage and hour disputes and sex and age discrimination cases is noted by clients and other market sources." Chambers USA Awards (2018) 

Chambers quotes sources praising our nationwide practice stating: "They are fantastic. I have used a lot of national firms and Jones Day is by far the best. I have no problem saying that about them because they are just so very good."; and "They are just absolutely on top of their game. They are one of the best, if not the best, labor and employment team I've ever worked with. They are committed, they know the law cold and they are very effective at partnering with in-house counsel." Chambers USA (2018) 

Jones Day is the only law firm to win in the Chambers USA Awards Labor & Employment category for three different years, and the only firm to win for two consecutive years. (2018, 2017, 2014) 

Ranked National Band 1 Labor & Employment Practice for the 12th year in a row (2018)

The Legal 500 US 
- Highest Recommendation for Labor & Employment Disputes (including collective actions): Defense for the 11th straight year (2018)
- Highest Recommendation for Labor Management Relations (2018)
- Recommended for ERISA Litigation (2018)
- Recommended for Workplace and Employment Counseling (2018)

The Legal 500 US quotes clients who say: "Jones Day fields a team of 'zealous and effective advocates' and makes 'a tremendous business partner'; and "The 'extremely knowledgeable' Matthew Lampe leads the practice with Michael Gray, who is 'arguably the finest attorney in the country'." The Legal 500 US (2017)

"Jones Day has an impressive practice strength across the whole of the US. What particularly sets it apart is the range of work handled, from large wage and hour class actions to truly stellar work before the US Supreme Court, such as the recent Sandifer et al v United States Steel Corporation. The firm was repeatedly described as 'outstanding' by clients." The Legal 500 US Awards (2015)

Awarded "Labor and Employment: Litigation Team of the Year" (2015)

BTI Litigation Outlook
Named "Employment Powerhouse" and "go to" practice for “complex employment litigation matters" (2019, 2018, 2017)

Human Resource Executive magazine and Lawdragon (2018)
- Six Partners named among the Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in the U.S.
- Two Partners named among the Top 20 Lawyers in Traditional Labor & Employment Law
- Two Partners named among the Top 40 Up and Comers in Employment Law
- Three Partners members of Lawdragon Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame

Chambers Global (2018)
- Recognized for Labor & Employment: United States (Band 1)

Chambers Europe (2018)
- Recognized for Employment: Belgium, France, and Netherlands

Chambers UK (2018)
- Recognized for Employment: United Kingdom

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018)
- Recognized for Employment: Australia, Japan, and Taiwan 

The Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
- Recommended for Employment: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands

Legal 500 UK (2017)
Recognized for Labor & Employment: United Kingdom

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® (2018)
- Tier 1 National Ranking for Employment Law – Management
- Tier 1 National Ranking for Labor Law – Management
- Tier 1 National Ranking for Litigation – Labor & Employment

Best Lawyers® (2019)
- Twenty-five Jones Day Labor & Employment lawyers were recognized.

College of Labor and Employment
- Sixteen active Fellows in the College (2017)

Law 360
- Employment MVP of the Year: Michael J. Gray (2017)
- Employment MVP of the Year: Matthew W. Lampe (2017)